Explore the most popular wild flowers trails near Torrey with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Best ever hike. We almost turned back when reaching one of the waterfall, but at the end we made it :-) (with 8 & 10 years old).

Jolie balade dans difficulté. Comptez une heure A/R. Quelques passages un peu glissants sur quelques slickrocks (il pleuvait un peu) mais rien de méchant. Peu de monde sur le parcours. Très beaux paysages.

Lovely hike that's not too strenuous and not too easy. As usual the heat is a major factor.

We intended to do the loop clockwise but took a turn right and did it anticlockwise. Probably best to follow the trail on phone.

We didn't see or meet anyone until the very end. Great views.

Short but sweet hike and wow! Evolving views all the way to the end. The bridge is impressive as are the rest of the geological features. We arrived early enough to avoid the heat and were happy for it. Not many on the trail by 8am.

So much fun for both young and old! If you don’t want to of can do the whole hike, start at the VC and work your way back to the third waterfall. From there you can determine if you want to go a little further. VC has a detailed map.

8 days ago

Beautiful hike!! We pretty much had the lake to ourselves. We had four wheel drive and were able to drive to the trail head. From there it is only 1.5 miles to the lake.

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10 days ago

The bridge is amazing. The rocks along the trail are also featured.

The solitude is splendid, the trail is terrible, and the lake is lovely despite its approach being a cement dam. The trail is a very steep OHV route with treacherously loose rocks on about 90% of the trail. There are two beautiful stream crossings, but since the route is essentially a 4WD road, treacherous, and banked for OHVs not people, it never quite feels like a hike in the woods.

14 days ago

Relatively easy and beautiful!

14 days ago

Lovely even on a hot day...

I strongly recommend this hike. Like, strongly. Gorgeous views the entire hike without the crowds! We went early (around 9am) and we were glad we did because it definitely got hot towards the end. Total hike took us 2 hours with some stopping to take pics, gaze at the scenery, and have a snack. Well worth it trail in beautiful capitol reef.

Excellent trail with fantastic sights. Small parking lot but not too busy. Bathroom at trailhead. Barely any cover so go when it’s cooler and bring lots of water. Should take around under two hours.

Stunning and not that hard. A great place to sit and rest and enjoy the views midway through - good picnic spot.

Hiked this two summers ago. We parked one car at the visitors center for when we were done to ferry us back to our starting point at Chimney Rock. Once we reached the Sulphur stream , we walked the entire remaining hike in the river . There is a large tree at about the halfway point that makes for a great lunch stop. We did it with a 3 yr old and she walked all but the last mile or so. Beautiful !

Left at 1800 and finished ~ 2000, stopping often to take photos. The initial climb was challenging, but after that it was relatively easy. Amazing scenery. Would recommend trekking poles.

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22 days ago

5h To climb and come back with breaks
for take picture. trail and hiking easy . but the afternoon the temperature it.s very hot in summer...

Hiked it in the evening. Tried to catch sunset but a cloud moved in

I reccomend doing the loop. Its a moderate hike, but if you are already fatigued can feel like an eternity getting up to the bride. Someone left a toy buddy on a rock, gave me quite a laugh.

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25 days ago

Pleasant walk, but I didn't find it all that interesting. Would probably be great as a family stroll thru Fruita

Loved it! So refreshing.

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1 month ago

I'd actually give this 3 1/2 stars, but no half star option, and the serenity of the hike takes it to 4 instead of 3.

Did this hike on Sunday, June 24th. Lots of slickrock sections, but nothing wrong with that. Weather was warm, and there's no water to be had so carry plenty.

Once we got past the overlook (about 2 miles in) we only saw one other couple on the trail. Parking at the TH is way crowded, but they're all doing the short walk to Hickman Bridge, so don't let a lot of cars be a turnoff.

The view from the absolute top was a bit underwhelming, and I imagine that comment is going to set some hair on fire, but it is. Views are relative, and this view compared to ones from the MuleyTwist area are kind of disappointing.

On the flip side, the trail crosses numerous side canyons that beckon, and if/when I do this again I'll definitely make sure to have some spare time to explore a few of them.

1 month ago

It was a fun trail! Sunny so best to do when it’s cooler.

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1 month ago

This is a trail with a striking visual payoff once you reach the Hickman Bridge. I hiked it on a weekday at 5:30 pm 93 degrees and sunny. The beginning of the trail has the main elevation gain via several series of "stairs", wiggles, and structured inclines made of slick rock and dirt. This is not easy if you have cardiac issues, knee problems, balance issues, or are not used to the altitude. Once you reach the "top" you will hike across a completely exposed desert area until you reach the next series of wiggles down to the canyon floor. The views are really great here and you can spend time gazing at Capitol Dome and Pectols Pyramid. The trail continues through the sandy wash with trees and some shade. On the approach to the bridge you will be hiking on slick rock and climbing over other smaller rocks. I took the clockwise loop - it was not well marked and I ended up on a ledge with a sign that told me this was not the trail. Making my way back I wandered a bit and took a slight right and suddenly the Hickman Bridge appeared. You can continue under the bridge and pick up the trail again. Most of the trail will be hiking in a general direction with the path you choose as it is often across rocks and markers (such as 15) may be down. I suggest plenty of water, go later in the day so the canyon cools off for the return trip, bring trekking poles, and expect to spend more time on the hike due to the heat and exploring areas like the little natural arches.

lovely views and rock formations at thd top :)

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1 month ago

Fun and easy trail. We spend some time hanging out on the back side of the arch and watched the birds and the chipmunks. There isn't much shade on the trail so bring lots of water.

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2 months ago

This was a nice out and back tail with some easy challenges. The prizes were the beautiful natural bridge at the end and the nice cool river to soak your feet in back at the trailhead. The moderate climb from the river was enough to get your heart pumping but it was relatively easygoing from there, minus a few scrambles around boulders at the pinnacle. We sat our pack chairs in the Fremont River near the trailhead and had a picnic, complete with a great local heffenweizen, when we returned. It was one of my favorite hikes in the area!

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2 months ago

Beautiful. Only 1 mile to Blind Lake if you drive all the way to the TH. Read my full trail guide with a map here: http://www.girlonahike.com/2018/06/hiking-to-blind-lake-boulder-mountain.html

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2 months ago

After turning off the paved highway, you weave your way up the mountain on a dirt road. Once you start passing campsites and other visitors, you start to really climb. The views are awesome, just go slow to watch for other vehicles coming from the other direction around blind corners. We had a low profile vehicle so we stopped and parked along the way and walked the rest of the way up to the trailhead.

The trailhead is marked by a map with a very faint "You are here" and an arrow. That is where the fun begins. To the right, the road continues to another lake, to the left of the trailhead marker is a small path into a fairly dense treeline. Through the trees, the trail is easy to follow, just keep climbing and you will come to a clearing where you can see out over the trees below. Keep hiking up, and follow the path, you will pass several smaller ponds, most of which are dry before reaching the real lake. Watch out for the high altitude for the out of towners, it will really start to affect how fast you can travel uphill. Just take many short breaks and remember to breath with every step. The path winds up and around the canyon until the lake pops out of the trees. When you see the crystal clear water of the Blind Lake, you will feel immediately refreshed.

Set in front of a giant canyon wall lined with trees, Blind Lake is cool and clean. The perfect place to rest and take in all of Southern Utah's natural beauty. The lake is very large and there were even snow banks remaining in May. Nobody was around on the day of our visit and it was so peaceful and quiet. you can see the bottom of the lake and each individual rock along the beach. The wonderful views and beautiful lake were such a wonderful experience, I cannot wait to go back and visit again.

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2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful in late afternoon light, with a nice overlook of the rest of the park. Starts with a strenuous uphill with switchbacks that settles into a meandering loop around the mesa.

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3 months ago

Nice fairly easy hike with some great views along the way. The bridge was beautiful and you get to hike right through it.

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