Monday, June 22, 2015

Video of Hickman Bridge Trail formations

Day hikers can see fantastic rock formations on the Hickman Bridge Trail at Capitol Reef National Park in Utah.

Sitting amid the geological wonder of the Waterpocket Fold, the white domes and cliffs look like the U.S. Capitol building. At 2-miles round trip, the trail offers great views of the dome as well as other intriguing rock formations near the Fremont River.

To reach the trail, from the visitor center for the park’s Fruita historic area, take Utah Route 24 east. A parking lot is on the road’s left/north side two miles from the visitor center.

Here’s a video of Capitol Dome and surrounding rock formations near the trailhead:

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There are several other trails at the national park that also are worth exploring.

Learn about other great national park day hiking trails in my Best Sights to See at America’s National Parks guidebook.