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Hickman Bridge Trail

EASY 64 reviews

Hickman Bridge Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Torrey, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
501 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

The Hickman Natural Bridge trail is a very relaxing and scenic trail in Capitol Reef National Park. The Hickman Natural Bridge trail is a very relaxing and scenic trail in Capitol Reef National Park. A trail brochure - available at the trailhead - points out 17 things to observe along the hike. Notable among these are an indian granary, a small natural bridge called Nels Johnson Bridge, and, of course, Hickman Bridge.

3 days ago

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12 days ago

Our kids loved this trail (3 kids 5 and under). We hiked about the same distance on the Grand Wash trail the day before, but they seemed to have more energy and asked to be carried less even though there was more elevation gain on this hike. Probably because the trail had a little more variety to keep their interest.

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28 days ago

Very nice short hike through a fantastic landscape and to a very nice arch. Absolutely worth it.

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1 month ago

Spectacular arch! The hike is a bit strenuous at the start but mellows out. Saw a number of little kids who seemed to be doing OK.

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1 month ago

Easy walk up stairs, through some sand and over rocks to the bridge. We went at 1pm and the light was nice on the bridge, there was a professional photographer there at that time too (not sure what the light would be like at other times of day).

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

This hike was great! I would give it a moderate rating, rather than easy as there was quite a bit of inclined hiking. The trail was heavily trafficked, but the final view of the trail was well worth the climb. There were incredible views just a few steps off of the main trail as well.

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1 month ago

Great short hike to a natural bridge. A little steep upfront but it should not discourage anyone. Well worth the effort.

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1 month ago

Did this one with 8 kids ages 3-11. Everyone was able to do the whole hike on their own. The bridge is cool, but the kids loved the echoes best. This trail does climb a bit at the beginning but it's not bad.

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1 month ago

Fun hike. We were able to take all the kids

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1 month ago

The trail in is more like a ride at Disneyland than a hike. Lots of kids and you basically climb a staircase the first half of the trail. But the Bridge was much bigger than expected; a magnificent place, and well worth the price of admission.

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1 month ago