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Trail Head Location:
Fees: Free once inside the Park
Good parking with a bathroom at the trail head
The Hickman Bridge Hike in Captiol Reef National Park is a fairly easy and straight forward trail to follow. The Trail head is right off of the main road that cuts through the park and is very easy to find. There should be plenty of parking at this trail head, I never had any problems finding a space here. There are bathrooms too you can use before heading off on the trail.
The hike has some varied terrain, but nothing too difficult to pass. I would suggest a good hat and even some cooling wrap like a Frogg Togg or something similar if you are here in summer months, it gets hot here.! Surprisingly those little cooling towels do seem to work, in the right conditions. I do not think they work well in very humid climates due to the evaporation trick they use to work, but drier climates like the American Southwest are perfect for themSee, even I use one of these cooling towels, and they actually do work!
You will only need about an hour and a half for this trail, you can however hike farther than the trail I plotted with my Gps if you wish. The heat on this day was brutal, so I did a fairly quick out and back to grab some photos of the Bridge and made it back to my car for some much needed air conditioning.!
Check out the images of the trail to see what you can expect if you decide to come here. It is fairly dry, mostly rocky, with a little sand in some areas, not much wildlife, but still a pretty cool hike to do. There were some very interesting black rocks thrown around some areas of the Hike that looked like they may have been from an ancient Volcano or something, I am not sure where they came from, but they look out of place compared to the surrounding geology.
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