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Hickman Bridge

Intermediate
 4.3 (44)

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


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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.6

KM

Point to Point

5,708' 1,740 m

High

5,339' 1,627 m

Low

385' 117 m

Up

103' 32 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

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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.

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 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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Josh Whitmer

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  4.3 from 44 votes

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  4.3 from 44 votes
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#12

in Utah

#83

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Photos

Hickman Land bridge as seen near the bifurcation in the trail.
Feb 8, 2021 near Loa, UT
Hickman Bridge from underneath
Jul 29, 2018 near Loa, UT
Hickman Bridge
Jul 29, 2018 near Loa, UT
Unique rock sightseeing.
Sep 8, 2016 near Loa, UT
Hickman Bridge takes on new beauty at sunset.
Jun 28, 2017 near Loa, UT
The Hickman Bridge is a spectacular formation, and well worth the trouble.
Jan 12, 2016 near Loa, UT

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Nov 3, 2022
Tom Herr
Engaging hike with reward at end. Takes you underneath the bridge! Loved the views and sights along the way. 2mi
Oct 25, 2022
Rick Rogstad
Jun 9, 2022
Su Jin Kim
May 28,2022 — 2h 00m
May 14, 2022
Jordan Hansen
2mi — 1h 15m
May 13, 2022
Joseph Smith
Apr 30, 2022
Nick Kepf
Combined with Cohab Canyon. Bridge is beautiful, great views all along the trail.
Apr 19, 2022
Akamu P
Jan 2, 2022
Carrie Bajenski