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Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area

#1 of 26 things to do in Escalante Features Animals
Utah Highway 12, 15.5 miles east of Escalante, Escalante, UT
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An easy 3 mile hike (1 way) to one of the most beautiful falls I have ever seen. We started at... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Walland, Tennessee
Wear appropriate footwear & carry water

While this is a relatively easy hike (no big elevation changes or technical skills required), the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Utah Highway 12, 15.5 miles east of Escalante, Escalante, UT
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Reviewed 3 days ago

An easy 3 mile hike (1 way) to one of the most beautiful falls I have ever seen. We started at about 7 am in the morning so we got to enjoy the falls for about 45 min. all to ourselves.

Thank donzo1997
Reviewed 6 days ago

While this is a relatively easy hike (no big elevation changes or technical skills required), the ground changes a lot -- from rock to packed dirt to loose sand -- and it can get blazing hot if the sun is out. Make sure to grab...More

Thank HK_Leesie
Reviewed 1 week ago

(Lower calf creek falls) This hike took my family and I (all adults over 28 in good physical health) about three hours on the dot and was beautiful. The waterfall at the end of the hike makes the trip worth it! The only reason I...More

Thank Kendra N
Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive along SR 12 in Utah to Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area is colorful and has spectacular landscape. There is easy assess to the recreation area and this is the starting point for Lower Calf Creek Falls Trail along with other trails. Lower Calf...More

Thank Roe C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hike to the Lower Calf Creek Falls passes through towering Navajo sandstone walls on both sides of the trail. It wasn't crowded when we were there which made for a very pleasant hike with time to admire the pictographs and the beautiful monuments around...More

Thank VoyageurOregon
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike into Calf Creek Falls was a fairly easy hike. Pick up a brochure when you sign the trail register and stop at the numbered posts and follow along in the brochure. Lots of cool stuff to see that you probably would miss without...More

Thank Rich-Gail
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the hike, the views, flowers and cactus were in bloom. Easy trail, well graded without a lot of vertical.

Thank Laurence H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lower Calf Creek Falls trail is a spectacular 6 mile in and out trail with little elevation change. Parts of the trail are sandy which is more difficult than a packed or dirt trail for hiking. Just a warning that this is a HIGHLY...More

1  Thank Trina110
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hike was an easy to moderate hike. The length is what makes it more moderate. There is little elevation and numerous different vegetation & topography to walk through. You walk along the canyons, through tall grasses, along sheer rock faces, through dusty red cliff...More

Thank helpinghands001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hike was said to be easy to medium but for those who don't hike a lot like me IT'S A DIFFICULT HIKE. Some part of the trail is steep and by the cliff with nothing to hold on to. We started to hike early...More

Thank Ruby A
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Do we take or wear a swimsuit? (Meaning, is there some rocks or somewhere to duck out of sight to change at the Falls?). Or, will the water be too cold in the end of May?
May 18, 2017|
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Michele B
I would like to find out about tent camping somewhere in the vicinity of Calf Creek, the chances of getting a spot, or the possibility of reserving a campspot.
May 18, 2017|
Response from HK_Leesie | Reviewed this property |
There are 14 campsites right there. Looks like you can write, call or email to inquire about the site. Not sure if they take reservations, or if it's first-come, first-serve. Hope this helps! Escalante Field Station PO Box... More
Steve M
Hello Eric, I don't find any website to book a reservation. Is it possible to do this ? Thanks Steve
March 14, 2017|
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Response from srbeau645 | Reviewed this property |
Google Calf Creek campground = you will see information for the 14 sites. Phone (435) 826-5600