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Hickman Bridge - 9 members in 17 triplogs have rated this an average 3.6 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Oct 19 2020
azlaurie
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46 female
 Joined Mar 09 2010
 Chandler, AZ
Hickman BridgeCentral, UT
Central, UT
Hiking avatar Oct 19 2020
azlaurie
Hiking2.00 Miles 547 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles      58 Mns   2.07 mph
547 ft AEG10 LBS Pack
 
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Dec 23 2018
Booneman
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40 male
 Joined Nov 25 2008
 Chandler, AZ
Hickman BridgeCentral, UT
Central, UT
Run/Jog avatar Dec 23 2018
Booneman
Run/Jog10.00 Miles 1,182 AEG
Run/Jog10.00 Miles   1 Hour   31 Mns   6.59 mph
1,182 ft AEG
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I woke up to a freezing morning in the Fruita Campground and decided to go for a run to get warm. I began my tour of Capitol Reef on the Freemont River trail, down past the visitor center to the school and petroglyph site. My final destination was Hickman Bridge. This trail is less than 2 miles round trip, but had so many surprises in the short amount of time I spent there. Amazing views and a fun lasso-loop trail to hike. This is a must-do in Capitol Reef!
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Jul 27 2018
trailzrus
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 Routes 69
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67 male
 Joined Jul 24 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Hickman BridgeCentral, UT
Central, UT
Hiking avatar Jul 27 2018
trailzrus
Hiking2.00 Miles 491 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles
491 ft AEG
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May 26 2018
KBKB
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59 male
 Joined Apr 22 2012
 Fountain Hills,
Hickman BridgeCentral, UT
Central, UT
Hiking avatar May 26 2018
KBKB
Hiking2.18 Miles 491 AEG
Hiking2.18 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   2.91 mph
491 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
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We did Hickman Bridge at the end of one of our travel days.

It's a short hike to a nice natural bridge. We found it to be a very busy and crowded hike.
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Oct 27 2017
trekkin_gecko
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62 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Capitol Reef National Park, UT 
Capitol Reef National Park, UT
 
Hiking avatar Oct 27 2017
trekkin_gecko
Hiking9.29 Miles 2,486 AEG
Hiking9.29 Miles
2,486 ft AEG
 
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picked out a few trails in the park that looked like fun
a loop around a plateau, an arch and a natural bridge
first stop was chimney rock trail
got going around 0900
good warmup heading up to the top of mummy cliff
nice view of chimney rock, even though the hike doesn't really go anywhere near it
circled the top counterclockwise, hitting a high point with nice views of fruita
dropped toward chimney rock canyon and the intersection with spring canyon trail, through an area with huge boulders that have fallen from the canyon walls
an easy ascent west to close the loop along the base of another canyon wall
beautiful blue skies contrasting above it
saw only a few people on the loop, but more as we heading back to the trailhead
a good choice
stopped at the visitor center for a few minutes, then drove down to grand wash
very different terrain in this area, and the hike to cassidy arch was my favorite of the day and maybe the trip
quarter mile down the wash, then the actual cassidy arch trail ascends steeply up a break in the canyon wall and onto a bench
it gains a couple of benches and follows three drainages before splitting off to the south toward the arch
we didn't see the arch at first, gaining a high point with nice views before wandering around a bit
good footing after the initial ascent, much of it on slickrock
the opening to the arch is huge, and you can circle around it, getting on top of the arch
it's very wide - safety first :)
took some pics, had a snack and headed back down
another short one at just over three and a half miles, but very scenic and interesting
drove down the scenic drive a bit, then had a cup of coffee at gifford house
pie selection by that point was not my favorite
headed to the hickman bridge trailhead
only two miles on sand and slickrock and another fun one
trail loops under the bridge
we checked out another viewpoint before heading back
different terrain here, too, after starting out along the fremont river
made a stop at the petroglyph site, then headed back to torrey for dinner at capitol reef inn & café
stayed at torrey trading post cabins again
nice to have the whole day in the park without driving anywhere
think this was my favorite day of hiking and there is so much more to do in the park
unfinished business
posting more photos than usual as capitol reef seems a little underrepresented on haz
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Cassidy Arch Hickman Natural Bridge
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Oct 08 2017
AZWanderingBear
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64 male
 Joined Jan 23 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Capitol Reef Scenic DriveCentral, UT
Central, UT
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AZWanderingBear
Scenic Drive20.00 Miles
Scenic Drive20.00 Miles
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Crowded park today. Seems the Columbus Day weekend is the end of their season. Was going to hit all the stuff off the scenic drive and the highway as quick as I could and then head up to Cathedral Valley.

Drove to the end of the Scenic drive, after depositing my $10, and worked back. The Petroglyph Narrows and the tanks were fun, and easy little scramble at the end. Love the rock art, native and settlers both. No idea how the really high and very clear list of 6 names from Sep 11 got up there on the south wall close to the trailhead.

Hit Oyler Mine real quick and then hiked to Cassidy Arch, a bit of a huffer for the first section but lots of fun later. Cool arch!

All the sites along the highway were quick stops except the petroglyphs (Archaic and Fremont intermixed) and Hickman Bridge. Found a small bear pecked out at the petroglyph site, loved him. My new screen saver. Hickman is a good little hike. Don't miss the two small pothole arches about half way up. They are geology in the making.
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Hickman Natural Bridge
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Mar 08 2017
WaitingForRain
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31 female
 Joined Oct 04 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Capitol Reef National Park Day, UT 
Capitol Reef National Park Day, UT
 
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WaitingForRain
Hiking6.50 Miles
Hiking6.50 Miles
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We checked out Capitol Reef today, and managed to visit Hickman Bridge, Fruita Overlook (after getting a bit lost), and then Capitol Gorge to the Tanks. I really enjoyed this somewhat less developed Utah NP.
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Nov 08 2016
afrankie
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32 male
 Joined Sep 30 2015
 Carrboro, NC
Hickman BridgeCentral, UT
Central, UT
Hiking avatar Nov 08 2016
afrankie
Hiking2.18 Miles 491 AEG
Hiking2.18 Miles
491 ft AEG
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Sunrise hike on Election Morning up to Hickman Bridge. Stopped off for the petroglyphs on our way over after camping the previous night in Capitol Reef, and warmed up the day with this mild hike. The trail immediately inclines to escape the river gorge and roadway to an isolated escape. On an autumn weekday we were the only ones in site, and enjoyed the echoes of the canyon to ourselves. It's a big bridge!
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Jun 21 2016
cw50must
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43 male
 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Hickman BridgeCentral, UT
Central, UT
Hiking avatar Jun 21 2016
cw50must
Hiking2.18 Miles 491 AEG
Hiking2.18 Miles
491 ft AEG
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This was part of our Mighty Five Trip 2016. We did 5 parks in 5 days in Utah.

Day 3: Capitol Reef National Park. day 3 started with us leaving Bryce Canyon and driving to Capitol Reef via Scenic route 12. It was scenic. That road takes you through quite a few different landscapes and they are all great.
Once arriving at Capital reef we made Hickman Bridge our first stop. It was warm on the climb up with no clouds to help fight off the sun. However still a great hike and the bridge was nice, provided some shade too. :)

Video: https://youtube.com ... _gKs
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May 01 2016
Mike_Fels
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72 male
 Joined Jan 07 2010
 Chandler, AZ
Hickman BridgeCentral, UT
Central, UT
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Mike_Fels
Hiking2.63 Miles 576 AEG
Hiking2.63 Miles
576 ft AEG
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I hadn't read the description for this hike before doing it and I came to the first bridge, my reaction was that Hickman bridge wasn't much to see. We decided to continue up the valley and ended up finding the real Hickman Bridge. Much better. Good views of the bridge from the trail. We did a little extra wandering around which increased the milage and AEG a bit.
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Jun 18 2014
AZLOT69
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69 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Hickman BridgeCentral, UT
Central, UT
Hiking avatar Jun 18 2014
AZLOT69
Hiking2.18 Miles 491 AEG
Hiking2.18 Miles
491 ft AEG
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Great natural feature. Had the place to ourselves.
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Jun 04 2014
Stoic
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44 male
 Joined Dec 30 2007
 Avondale,Az
Navajo KnobsCentral, UT
Central, UT
Hiking avatar Jun 04 2014
Stoic
Hiking11.01 Miles 3,731 AEG
Hiking11.01 Miles   5 Hrs   31 Mns   2.29 mph
3,731 ft AEG      42 Mns Break
 
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Day 3
Hiking with my sister from North Carolina.

Capitol Reef Nation Park
Historic School
Petorplyphs
Navajo Knobs/ Hickman Bridge
Gifford Farm House/ Fruita Historic Site
Petroglyphs Narrows/Pioneer Registry/ Tanks
Oylem Uranium Mine
Buhunn Cabin

We hiked the Navajo Knobs trail first, then we hiked back and hit the Hickman Bridge Trail. Great views on the Knobs trail. There is very little shade!
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Jun 03 2014
leonesiegel
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62 male
 Joined Jan 15 2010
 Scottsdale, AZ
Hickman BridgeCentral, UT
Central, UT
Hiking avatar Jun 03 2014
leonesiegel
Hiking2.18 Miles 491 AEG
Hiking2.18 Miles   1 Hour   15 Mns   2.38 mph
491 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
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Added this hike to the halfway point of the Cohab Canyon trail. The payoff was beautiful Hickman Bridge!
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Hickman Natural Bridge
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Mar 21 2014
iborrego
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27 male
 Joined Oct 13 2012
 Tucson, AZ
Hickman BridgeCentral, UT
Central, UT
Hiking avatar Mar 21 2014
iborrego
Hiking3.00 Miles 491 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   1 Hour      3.00 mph
491 ft AEG
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Jul 28 2010
rally_toad
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30 male
 Joined May 17 2007
 CA
Hickman BridgeCentral, UT
Central, UT
Hiking avatar Jul 28 2010
rally_toad
Hiking5.00 Miles 700 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles
700 ft AEG
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We hiked to Hickman Bridge and then continued on the rim trail for a while. Probably about 5 miles total.
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Mar 12 2009
iheartmonster
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39 female
 Joined Dec 01 2008
 Apache Junction,
Hickman BridgeCentral, UT
Central, UT
Hiking avatar Mar 12 2009
iheartmonster
Hiking2.18 Miles 491 AEG
Hiking2.18 Miles      56 Mns   2.34 mph
491 ft AEG
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Had a great quick hike up to the bridge. It was really fun. Saw a lot of people turn around at the first bridge... too bad. Loved the views! :)
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Oct 16 2007
Trishness
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62 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Hickman BridgeCentral, UT
Central, UT
Hiking avatar Oct 16 2007
Trishness
Hiking2.18 Miles 491 AEG
Hiking2.18 Miles
491 ft AEG
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Bridge is huge....great hike
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