3 Likes

Hickman Natural Bridge, Capitol Reef National Park, Torrey, Utah, USA
Utah

The Hickman Natural Bridge rises 125 feet above and spans about the same in length across a dry stream bed within Capitol Reef National Park. Rather than being called an arch, the bridge earns its name by having been cut by a true river in the past.


The bridge's other namesake, Hickman, pays tribute to Joseph Hickman, a grandson of pioneers who with Ephraim Pectol, worked to have the natural wonders of the area set aside in the 1920s as public lands for all to enjoy. Some lands were first set aside as a state park named Wayne Wonderland in 1925. In 1937, the park was given National Monument status and in 1971 the park was made a National Park.

View More »

Copyright: John Roberts
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 17208x8604
Uploaded: 26/06/2011
Updated: 10/06/2014
Views:

...


Tags: natural bridge; national park; public lands; outdoors; desert
comments powered by Disqus

John Roberts
Hickman Natural Bridge, Capitol Reef National Park, Torrey, Utah, USA
Jim Meek
Capitol Reef Overlook, Utah
Carsten Arenz
Capitol Reef - Navajo Dome
Rainer Petzoldt
Fruita Campground, UT, USA
Milan Rademakers
Capitol Reef view in the dusk
Andrew Bolhuis
Canyon gorge
Darrell Dearden
Panorama Point, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Darrell Dearden
Chimney Rock, Capitol Reef, Utah
Rainer Petzoldt
Scenic Drive, Capitol Reef NP, UT, USA
Carsten Arenz
Utah Scenic Byway 12 - Larb Hollow Overlook
Milan Rademakers
Dixie National Forest Viewpoint
Calvin Jones
Mill meadow reservoir
Jan Vrsinsky
Fire Lake - Lagoa das Fogo - Northern Trail
Jan Vrsinsky
Fire Lake - Lagoa das Fogo - Northern Trail
jacky cheng
A tree looks at the scenery the Taiwan position -2
jacky cheng
Yellow Longxi old town-13
Roy Zipstein
Artist at His Studio
Vasilis Triantafyllou
Monastery Agiou Dionisiou Olympus (Trapeza) Dinning Room
Vasilis Triantafyllou
Monastery Agiou Dionisiou Olympus (Trapeza) Dinning Room
Markus Freitag
-Reichelsheim- Laurentiuskirche & Rathaus
Malinnikov Ruslan
Dambulla cave temple, fifth cave, Sri lanka
John Willetts ARPS
UpCerne, Dorset. Witches Butter
John Willetts ARPS
UpCerne, Dorset. Witches Butter
jacky cheng
Yellow Longxi old town-4
John Roberts
Black Mountain, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
John Roberts
The Last Cut, Golden Spike National Historic Site, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Sunset at Red Fleet State Park, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Above the Inversion, Red Butte, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Little Moab, Utah County, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Dirty Devil River, Hite, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Buffalo Point, Antelope Island State Park, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Castle Rock CG, Fremont Indian State Park, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Pipe Spring National Monument, Arizona, USA
John Roberts
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
John Roberts
Ensign Peak, SLC, Utah, USA
More About Utah

Utah is a state located in the westcentral region of the United States of America.  Utah is the 13th largest state by area, ranks 34th by population and 10th by population density of the 50 United States.  Utah was the 45th state to be admitted into the Union, on January 4, 1896. Utah is landlocked, being bordered by the states of Idaho to the north, Wyoming to the northeast, Nevada on the west, Colorado on the east and Arizona to the south.  Utah is very mountainous and is a popular outing destination of the outdoorsman.  The state population is about 2.82M with 95% being Caucasian, 2.4% Asian, 1.7% Native American and 1.3% Black. The state capital and largest city is Salt Lake City.Source: wikipedia