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greenBlue Hickman Bridge

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1.0 mile 1.6 kilometer point to point
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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Family Friendly This is a short hike with the hardest part right at the beginning. After the switchbacks the trail is easy and the views are fun for children.

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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 hike 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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Jul 8, 2019
Merari McFarland
The trial was a but more "moderate." than advertised — 0h 45m
Jun 27, 2019
Kelly Champion-Smith
Hickman's Bride is actually an arch! Worth the hike
Jun 22, 2019
Justin Gagnon
2mi
Jun 16, 2019
Pete Hanlon
Jun 15, 2019
Allan Peckham
Jun 9, 2019
Trpy Erdman
Steep climb at the start for .2 miles. Steady climbing to bridge. Return was all down hill. 1mi — 1h 00m
May 23, 2019
Sam Wisher
Apr 24, 2019
Todd Harris
nighttime hike

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  4.2 from 23 votes

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#27

in Utah

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