Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, Escalante

4.9
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 Calf Creek Falls is an easy hike, but it is 6 miles round trip. We loved seeing the pictographs along the cliff wall across the creek from the trail and lots of fish in the creek too.  more »
  • A beautiful 6 mile round trip hike to a beautiful waterfall! The trail is fairly easy but its sandy and some rocks along the way. Make sure you wear good shoes. There's not much parking so plan on get...  more »
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  • Great hike. Takes about 1.5-2 hours, depending how often you take photos or explore other parts of this area. At the end there is a wonderful waterfall and lagoon area. Great for cooling off or dipping your feet. Lots of trees for shade or to tie up a hammock. Lots of space for families to relax and enjoy a few hours.
  • This is a fun and fairly easy hike! The waterfall and scenery are beautiful. It’s a bit out of the way but if you’re in southern Utah, definitely check out this fun environment.

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