Hickman Rock Bridge

  • Hickman Bridge - © William Mackesy
  • Hickman Bridge from a distance - © William Mackesy
  • Low wash on way to HB - © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • Hickman Bridge - © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • View towards Fruita from ridge above Hickman bridge - © William Mackesy

Key information: Hickman Rock Bridge

  • An undemanding walk up a pretty wash to the spectacular Hickman rock bridge.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating79.5
  • Beauty31
  • Natural interest15.5
  • Human interest2
  • Charisma31
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating79.5

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 3km return
  • Maximum Altitude: N/A
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
View towards Fruita from ridge above Hickman bridge - © William Mackesy


Capitol Reef in Utah must be one of the world's thinnest national parks, a very long slice of heavily eroded sandstone along the narrow, in places wildly broken, Waterpocket Fold.

If in the Fruita area, but don’t have time for the longer walks, treat yourself to the hour or so up a lovely low canyon to the spectacular Hickman rock bridge. Enjoy fine views from the nearby ridge.

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See our Capitol Reef  page for more general and practical information and photos.

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Hickman Bridge - © William Mackesy

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Hickman Bridge from a distance - © William Mackesy...

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