Hickman Bridge Trail

(nr Torrey UT)
The Hickman Bridge trail was part of Capitol Reef National Park; but, the trailhead was two miles east of the entrance along UT-24. The parking lot was full; so, I parked beside the highway.

Capitol Reef NP. Hickman Bridge Trail

Hickman Bridge Trail in Capitol Reef NP

The trail gained some elevation, but it was a gradual incline. Switchbacks made it easy. Tall cliffs, a miniature natural bridge, and some Fremont native ruins were on the way.

Capitol Reef NP, Hickman Bridge Trail

Cliffs along the Trail

Capitol Reef NP, Hickman Bridge Trail

More Huge Cliffs

Capitol Reef NP, Hickman Bridge

Hickman Bridge from Below

Hickman Bridge was pretty big, with the trail going under it and looping back another way. Beautiful scenes along the path, and a view of Capitol Dome; namesake for the National Park.

Capitol Reef NP, Hickman Bridge Trail

Capitol Dome

Capitol Reef NP, Hickman Bridge Trail

Scene along the Trail

Capitol Reef NP, Hickman Bridge Trail

Fremont River

It was getting hot, so I was glad to see the Fremont River at the trailhead. The Bridge trail was a fairly easy hike located within the Waterpocket Fold. My nearby boondock camp had a good view of the Fold, too.

Capitol Reef NP, Hickman Bridge Trail

Waterpocket Fold from Camp

Camp: Pleasant Creek-BLM boondock
Scene: Rock formations, natural bridge

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6 Responses to Hickman Bridge Trail

  1. Barney Ward September 28, 2017 at 3:35 pm #

    I did that trail in 2005 in December and loved it. Yep it was COLD. But no rattlesnakes.

    • Pleinguy September 28, 2017 at 3:38 pm #

      My hike was in June, and it was hot. But still, no rattlesnakes that I noticed. They were probably hiding from me.

  2. Jan Mains September 28, 2017 at 4:52 pm #

    Beautiful photos.

    • Pleinguy September 28, 2017 at 4:56 pm #

      Thank you Jan; I really appreciate you saying it.

  3. Martha September 28, 2017 at 9:57 pm #

    I’ve been past that area several times but always had a dog and didn’t do a lot of strenuous walking or hiking with her. It’s a beautiful place and your photos are so good.

    • Pleinguy September 28, 2017 at 10:07 pm #

      It was indeed beautiful. I’m glad you liked the photos.

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