Rim Overlook Trail is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Torrey, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Capitol Reef Visitor Center: Drive eastward on Highway 24 approximately 1.5 miles to the Hickman Bridge Trailhead. Follow the Hickman Bridge Trail .25 miles to a fork. Bear right at this trail fork and follow the Rim Overlook Trail 2 miles.
Great mid distance hike with a great view of Fruita. In seasons other that winter it's a green oasis in the middle of the desert. This hike also features a view of Hickman Arch from above. The trails winds in and out of several canyons and climbs steadily. If you are not used to the 5,300-6,300 ft elevation it can be a difficult hike. Be sure to keep an eye out for Deseret Bighorn Sheep. They are in the area. Also saw wild turkeys near the trailhead on the road.
I'll call it moderate rather than hard. Great hike with great views all the way.
Great hike for a spring afternoon. Trail is well marked, challenging at time, and has great views.
Beautiful ridge, mountain and valley views are offered on this hike, but you'll have to work for them. At 2.3 miles to the rim overlook, the mileage is easy but you gain 1100 feet and are starting at a high elevation. Heart rate can climb in a hurry. Find a comfortable pace. Bring lots of water and sunscreen because there is very little shade.