hiking
no shade
11 hours ago

Definitely think this is more of an easy hike than moderate, but liked it nonetheless! Great views and pleasant trail!

hiking
17 hours ago

Lots of amazing view of the red cliffs of the park. We didn't go all the way around but hiked to the top of the hill and back. Its not a busy hike so it was nice to escape the crowds for a bit.

hiking
rocky
scramble
23 hours ago

Absolutely loved this hike yesterday 5/23! My mom and I started at the trailhead on the main road then hiked down to the visitors center. There are three total waterfalls and it is gorgeous the whole way but BE PREPARED FOR THIS HIKE. You will get wet. Luckily I had quick-dry clothes on head to toe (for footwear I recommend Tevas, water shoes, or a pair you don’t care about getting wet, or a change of shoes. My mom recommends knee-high rain boots you can take off before the swimming part and put back on later) but we had to swim across about 10-15 feet at one point, and we’re glad we had plastic bags to wrap our electronics in our backpacks in. Bring a day pack and do not bring anything too valuable in case of water-logging. There’s some scrambling my mom and I did to get around the first two waterfalls (we had to get barefoot for better footing to climb down one wall to avoid the waterfall) and I was scared at first but it was doable. Once we got to the third waterfall we realized the pool of water it feeds into is super deep and we would not have made it with two people. We turned around thinking we couldn’t complete it and luckily ran into a group of extremely nice people who told us they saw a tiny sign on the trailhead that says to take a detour and climb up to your right at the third waterfall. This will lead you up to the end of the hike at the visitors center about 20-30 mins after that third waterfall. This was not clearly marked so make sure you’re paying attention to the stacked cairns once you get there or else you’ll be stuck in the canyon. Amazing hike though, just know what you’re getting into and it’s seriously one for the books!

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
1 day ago

This is a great hike. There’s no shade and it’s long so plan accordingly. The views are great! You’re hiking on slick rock so you have to look out for cairns along the way but it’s fairly hard to get lost. It’s a tough hike, aside from elevation gain I would say the toughest part is coming down since your feet are just pounding slick rock. The views are awesome and when you’re on the road driving out it’s cool to see how high up you were!!!

hiking
no shade
1 day ago

Great trail. 3 waterfalls. Section before the 2nd waterfall is about 5 feet deep for 20 feet or so.

super pretty, great views along the way

Stunning views the whole way. Completely worth it.

Very cool hike and the tanks had lots of tadpole shrimp. It was a bit hard to follow the trail at the turnoff but still doable. You hike through the wash and it's very pretty.

hiking
2 days ago

favorite hike at capitol reef so far. you great views and also get up close to the cliffs. very windy at the top a very cool hike.

Great hike, go early as it gets hot!

hiking
3 days ago

Awesome arch! Absolutely worth the hike. Be careful to stay on the trail as we accidentally went off multiple times just not paying attention.

Awesome hike!

hiking
4 days ago

Loved this hike! So beautiful and worth it. The first 3/4 is steeper but well-marked. I think while the park was shut-down they really improved the trails. The last bit is not as well-marked because there is no “trail” as you are walking to the top of the arch but watch for hoodoos that will mark your way. Also, be careful if it’s windy. It can be very intense by the arch and I would be worried for little kids since you are really up high. Take lots of water, it gets hot. More shade on the first half later in the afternoon.

hiking
4 days ago

Trail is open! Hiked today 5/20 and loved it. Nice weather and the trails were not difficult to follow. One of my new favorites

This hike is closed due to Coronavirus shutdowns. The parking lot is roped off with closed signs and cones blocking the way. Hopefully it will open up soon. I’ve hiked it in the past and it’s a fun little hike. Nice to cool off the feet in the Fremont River before and after this hike.

hiking
8 days ago

Great time with the kids! Bottom 2.5 miles are nice and easy but not much shade, top 1.5 miles are a fun slot canyon with several scrambles and wedge traverses—my 9 year old needed a little help. No puddles right now (mid May), nice and dry.

This is a pleasant hike the entire family can enjoy. Beautiful landscape and great bridge at the end.

hiking
17 days ago

Easy pleasant walk with beautiful views.

hiking
no shade
rocky
17 days ago

This was our favorite trail at Capitol Reef. Pretty steep at the beginning but worth the effort. At times it was hard to find the trail but the arch at the end is worth the effort!

Short little hike. Cool bridge formation at the end. There is a relatively steep incline right at the beginning but it doesn't last very long. I had our three old in the hiking backpack only for the incline and then she walked the rest of the way.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail. Good views and a lot of fun to hike. Marked well — until a certain point. We ended up off trail a bit and didn’t see the bridge but found an awesome overlook! It’s the journey not the destination

hiking
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

This was a relatively short, moderate hike, and was definitely worth it. Hickman Bridge is pretty spectacular, as good as any of the formations at Arches (except Landscape and Delicate). I saw quite a few kids on the trail, and they seemed to be fine.

hiking
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

The trail is uphill for the first half. This trail has very little shade. You don't see Hickman bridge until the very end. The bridge is very impressive. To get the best picture, you need to go off trail down in the gorge. The trail isn't that well marked but look for the areas that have been worn from traffic.

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