The Best Views in the National Parks: Hickman Bridge

Capitol Reef National Park, UT
Hickman Bridge

Photo by Austin Cronnelly

The Southwest is riddled with erosion-carved geology and everyone knows it. That's what makes sleepers like 133-foot-long Hickman Bridge such a treat. It sits at the end of a rocky, 1-mile trail, but even during the busiest times, it's quieter than Delicate Arch on a winter weekday. “Of all the national parks in Utah,” says photographer Austin Cronnelly, “this one still has the most undiscovered feel.” Trailhead 38.265141, -111.231251; off UT 24 Season year-round