Hickman Bridge Trail

  • Hickman Bridge in Capitol Reef National Park.
  • Hickman Bridge in Capitol Reef National Park.
  • Trail leading to Hickman Bridge in Capitol Reef National Park.
  • Trail leading to Hickman Bridge in Capitol Reef National Park.

Hiking

Dogs No

2 (miles)

 Easy

Loop

~400 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Utah

Capitol Reef

The Hickman Bridge Trail in Capitol Reef National Park near Salt Lake City Utah is an amazing hike. The trail is not overly steep or very long. Hikers pass by two arches including the Hickman Bridge as well as historical sites such as ruins of the Fremont Pit house and a nearby granary. This hike is a great choice for families with children. There is camping available in Capitol Reef National Park. The Fruita campground is the only developed campground in Capitol Reef, it is located near the visitor center in the Fruita Historic District. There is also no-fee camping at Cathedral and Cedar Mesa Primitive Campgrounds. These two campgrounds have pit toilets and picnic tables, but no water.

History

Fremont Pit Houses were used by ancient Fremont and Puebloan people around 2,000 years ago. Anthropologists believe the Fremont people were hunters and gatherers who also supplemented their diet with farming.

Red Tape

Entrance and Camping Fees, Backcountry Permits Required
Contact: Capitol Reef National Park HC 70 Box 15 Torrey, UT 84775

Utah Trails

Capitol Reef Trails

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