Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, Escalante

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Stretch your legs and soak up Utah's astounding natural beauty at Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area. The towering waterfalls are the highlight of the rocky park, with the lower tier reaching 38 m (126 ft) and the upper tier plunging from 27 m (88 ft) further up. Most visitors to the area walk the lower-tier trail, a moderate 8.6 km (5.5 mi) hike traversing mainly sandy paths, while the more adventurous can scramble the extra 1.6 km (1 mi) to reach the upper falls. There is a dearth of amenities, so make sure to bring plenty of snacks and water. Take a break and refuel at one of the picnic tables provided. Add Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area and other attractions to your Escalante trip itinerary using our Escalante day trip planning site.
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  • Lower falls is a great half day hike through pretty easy terrain. Well marked--no chance of getting lost! Great payoff, as the falls are super lovely! Pretty busy when we were there--LOTS of other...  more »
  • Hike was hot and dry so bring water but it was a great hike. Little busier than others we had done. The falls at the end were really pretty and great to cool off in  more »
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  • A special place. Interesting hike. Peaceful, calm. Breathtaking views
  • Beautiful. The swimming hole above the falls is great in the summer heat.

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