Rim Overlook Trail is a 4.1 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.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,053 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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no dogs

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.

19 days ago

Incredible views. Lots of cairns to follow. Check out the view of Hickman Bridge on the way.

26 days ago

Quiet and peaceful on this Wednesday afternoon.

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4 months ago

Beautiful hike with a scenic surrounding everywhere you are. The path is a little less defined in some places so keep an eye out for cairns to stay on the path. It is very exposed so plan out your water and time of hiking carefully. It is not a hard hike, it is perfectly moderate and the incline is very doable.

4 months ago

Fairly easy trail with some elevation- beautiful views and interesting perspectives on several canyons. we continued to the Navejo Knobs trail which was an additional 7 kms and offered spectacular panoramic views at much higher elevation. If you can manage the extra time and elevation the additional views are well worth the effort!

7 months ago

Very well-cairned trail (as of early May 2018) that starts to get scenic a mile or so in. Should really be rated moderate, as none of the incline is very steep and the overall gain/length is quite...moderate. Definitely bring plenty of water in summer, as the entire hike is very exposed.

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7 months ago

A steady uphill hike, difficult to follow in some spots. On the way to the viewpoint you get great views of Hickman Bridge and Pectol Pyramid. The fold rises like the bow of ship and take note of the black volcanic rocks that add a touch of the surreal to the trail. The landscape and vistas won't disappoint.

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11 months ago

Steady incline and well marked with cairns. Great views along the way & educational too! We arrived early, around 9 on a Saturday, and beat the traffic. We took our time with healthy stops for pics & rest; made it back down, passing talkative groups and couples, to the then full parking lot at 1130.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Stunning views with an option to extend your hike as far out and back toward Navajo knobs as you want. Hard work uphill and easy coming down. Took us 1 hour to get from bottom to the turn around going at a quick pace. Follow cairns and other hikers footprints in the sand to make your way. Perfect weather in late September but I imagine this would be a scorcher in the summer.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

We were there today with our kids (3 and 5). For the older was it a good hike and the length was ok (the younger was as expected the most time on our shoulders). Great trail with breathtaking view. Bring with you enough wather to drink.

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Thursday, February 09, 2017

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.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

I'll call it moderate rather than hard. Great hike with great views all the way.

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Great hike for a spring afternoon. Trail is well marked, challenging at time, and has great views.

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

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.

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