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Hickman Bridge Trail is a 1.7 mile heavily 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

walking

bird watching

running

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.

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rocky
2 days ago

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rocky
3 days ago

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17 days ago

Great, beautiful hike. We did it on 3/10 and it wasn’t crowded at all. Trail is easy to follow. For the most part the hike to the bridge is uphill.

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20 days ago

Beautiful hike to a massive bridge/ arch. Small ones along the way. For pictures and information about this trail and more follow me on Instagram @nathan_vanengen

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rocky
23 days ago

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24 days ago

Really great quick hike with a big payout at end with a view. I can see how this would be packed in normal seasonal weather so go now if you don’t like crowds. Beautiful!

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24 days ago

Nice hike good views of the bridge keep to the right at the loop sign for easier trail following

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1 month ago

Beautiful. Easy hike

hiking
1 month ago

This was a great, easy 2mi round trip hike. More traffic than the other two we did in the park over the weekend. Great view!

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1 month ago

Did this hike in November. It was my first hike in Capitol Reef and a great, easy introduction to the park!

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muddy
2 months ago

Extremely easy trail. You can take your time if you want but even so it's a pretty quick hike. After going up through the arch (unless you do the trail in reverse) there are nice views on the cliffs. Worth it for a quick stop to at least see the bridge, which is absolutely massive.

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snow
2 months ago

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2 months ago

Crowded and icy but the arch is beautiful

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rocky
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snow
2 months ago

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no shade
3 months ago

short hike. good views.

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rocky
3 months ago

Hickman bridge is very impressive and it’s an easy trail to get there. The trail loops under the bridge. It isn’t marked very well in some spots but not to the point where you can’t figure it out. The trail (and park) was very quiet with not many people.

scramble
3 months ago

a fun, quick hike do to for a delightful arch view. easily jogable

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3 months ago

Easy trail. We did it as a complement to the hike to the Rim Overlook. It is worth the detour. The bridge is awesome.

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4 months ago

Completed in 30-35 minutes. Nice trail, well documented. Both shaded & sunny sections. Excellent beginner hike.

rocky
4 months ago

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4 months ago

Great little hike impresive arch

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rocky
4 months ago

Very good trail up a rocky canyon to a scenic natural bridge. Fairly busy for a Thursday in early November.

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rocky
4 months ago

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5 months ago

Did this trail with 5 kids, youngest 6. Was fun with beautiful towering formations all along the way.

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5 months ago

This is a nice hike, but nowhere near close to being the best at Capitol Reef. The views are good, though not great. It's quite easy. It's also quite short - I sprinted up there because I started an hour before sunset but eventually it took me 45 minutes both ways. In general, however, I would recommend doing the Cassidy Arch Trail instead or continue on to the Rim Overlook or even Navajo Knobs Trails at the intersection .3 miles in (from which you will also see the Hickman Bridge by the way).

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