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Hickman Bridge

Easy/Intermediate

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1.0 mile 1.6 kilometer point to point
79% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 385' 117 m
Descent: -103' -32 m
High: 5,708' 1,740 m
Low: 5,339' 1,627 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Josh Whitmer

An incredible trail with sandstone bridges and cliffs and a beautiful view of the valley.

Josh Whitmer

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Many rocks are on the trail, and there is a possibility of losing the trail as it travels over sandstone.

Description

This trail is very well marked, so don't worry about losing your way. The trail follows the river for the first couple hundred yards and then begins the majority of the ascent in switchbacks. At the top of the cliff, proceed along the trail until you come to a fork. This is the loop that goes to Hickman Natural Bridge and back, and my favorite way to run this loop is by going to the right first.

The trail is hard to follow shortly after the fork, but as the bridge is visible just after the fork, it should be easy to find the trail again after some traversing over some sandstone. Hickman Natural Bridge is over the trail at the far edge of the loop. Continuing along the loop, the trail comes to the edge of the shear cliffs of the valley, providing some incredible views. The trail then joins up at the fork for a quick descent back on the first part of the trail.

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Dec 26, 2018
Matt Stoub
Short. Crowded. Another Arch. 2mi

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  4.2 from 26 votes

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#26

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Hickman Bridge from underneath
Jul 29, 2018 near Loa, UT
Hickman Bridge
Jul 29, 2018 near Loa, UT
The Hickman Bridge is a spectacular formation, and well worth the trouble.
Jan 12, 2016 near Loa, UT
Stunning sandstone in Capitol Reef NP.
Sep 6, 2016 near Loa, UT
Overlook from Hickman Bridge trail.
Feb 19, 2016 near Loa, UT
Hickman Bridge takes on new beauty at sunset.
Jun 28, 2017 near Loa, UT

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