Capitol Reef National Park offers lots of great hiking opportunities for well-prepared winter hikers. The Hickman Natural Bridge Trail is a popular hike along rock walls, cottonwoods and junipers to an incredible 133-foot-long sandstone arch that rises up 125 feet. Another favorite option is the hike to the Cassidy Arch, which is a natural arch named after Butch Cassidy.
Expect winter hikes to be more difficult and take longer than they would in the summer. Be aware trails can be icy and snow-covered, making for slippery and potentially dangerous conditions. Many hikers like to use “over the shoe” traction devices for extra grip. Make sure you properly prepare for a winter visit.