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Hickman Bridge Trail

MODERATE 447 reviews

Hickman Bridge Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Torrey, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

Distance: 1.7 miles Elevation Gain: 426 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no shade

no dogs

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.

hiking
2 days ago

Very easy hike. Well worth checking out for all experience levels.

hiking
7 days ago

Easy hike. I’d recommend buying the 50¢ guide at the beginning. Makes the trip up more interesting.

hiking
9 days ago

Great hike with 13yo and 10yo. Both had no problem. Steepest and hardest parts were the first .3 mi. Great views and a nice shaded rest spot at the bridge to enjoy. Recommend going in the morning during the summer to avoid the heat.

trail running
no shade
rocky
11 days ago

Hit this trail on the way back down from viewpoint. Worth the extra 1.5 miles in. Super cool arch.

hiking
bugs
22 days ago

Did this in the evening. Saw the capitol dome. Also saw Hickman’s arch. Cool little arch. Beautiful view on our way back at sunset of the waterpocket folds. Pick up a trail map to learn more about the surroundings!

hiking
23 days ago

Very pretty hike, moderate is a good classification for it as there was a little more elevation gain than I thought there would be. The bridge is gorgeously huge and the views throughout the hike don't disappoint. My only negative was that the trail was a tad bit hard to follow right around the bridge area. Make sure to grab a guide for 50 cents right at the start of the hike, it's fun to follow and there are some cool bits about the geology and flora of the area.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Beautiful hike. Fairly long climb with natural rock steps but worth the effort. The arch is beautiful and so are the vistas all around. My wife and I are in our sixties and had no trouble. When you get near the arch the trail splits and you can loop around either way to the arch. We went right on the way in and took the loop on the way back. If you go right at the split on the way in walk through the arch and take the trail to your left back to where the trail split on the way in. When going to the arch the left trail is easier. Suggest going when the weather is cooler and take water as it is a lot of uphill hiking on the way there.

hiking
no shade
off trail
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Fun side hike, gets pretty rocky and can be hard to follow the trail. There are quite a few people though, so finding your way is relatively easy.

hiking
1 month ago

Decent trail. Started to rain a little during our hike, but the trail didn't get slippery. There are a few spots you can find shelter if it does rain. Nice arch at the end.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

I’ve done this couple times now, once in the fall and once in early June. Both were fun, it’s an easy hike uphill over rocks and rock stairs. Obvious but take lots of water. There’s lots of available bouldering along the way. We did it with kids and they had a good time,

hiking
1 month ago

This is a nice shorter hike that allows you to see some of the most famous things in the park including Capitol Dome, Hickman Bridge and Pectols Pyramid.

hiking
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

Fun trail! Fairly short and not too difficult. Great views in every direction

hiking
1 month ago

Fun, beautiful trail to a cool natural rock bridge.

1 month ago

2 miles, a bit of a climb, but beautiful. shade at parts, great hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice short hike among awesome rock formations. It was very busy when we went, but it was a holiday weekend so that’s to be expected. Recommended if you have an hour or two to burn.

hiking
1 month ago

Great views of arch! A lot larger crowds than Cassidy. Would advise to go earlier in the day to beat large crowds.

hiking
1 month ago

Short easy hike.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Great trail but crowded. A bit of a climb but it seems most trails in Utah go UP. Wouldn't recommend it on a day above 85 degrees.

hiking
1 month ago

A short hike, nothing too exciting. We did this with my mother who has hip problems and she managed to complete it (though I might recommend others with hip/ankle injuries to think twice/reconsider). For most, though, it's a quick one right off the road. Seems good for kids as well.

hiking
1 month ago

Ok hike. Spend your time elsewhere in the park.

hiking
1 month ago

My favorite hike in Capitol Reef. Good views of the valley and a really awesome natural bridge.

hiking
1 month ago

Great short hike to a really pretty arch. Easy to do in under an hour if you’re in the area!

hiking
1 month ago

A nice, short, relatively easy trail, well maintained.

hiking
2 months ago

Wow. It’s the must Trail that you have to do. Don’t miss it. Start either early morning or late afternoon to avoid the crowd. You won’t regret it.

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