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Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area

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Excellent 4 hour hike

Well marked trailhead on Route 12. Beautiful easy hiking culminating in a beautiful waterfall! $5... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2018
Fun hike, be prepared

The signs say 3 miles in and 3 miles out. It was probably 3.5. Nice hike, good for teenagers... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2018
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It takes time to get to, but Calf Creek falls are a recommended site to visit.
Utah Highway 12, 15.5 miles east of Escalante, Escalante, UT
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

I do think this hike is a little over 3 miles each way. It's fairly easy on mostly sand. I went on a rainy day and there are a few slippery spots along the way. With the rain we were lucky enough to see many...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Danny R
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Well marked trailhead on Route 12. Beautiful easy hiking culminating in a beautiful waterfall! $5 day parking fee. Pack a lunch. Recommend continuing your day by turning left on the way out to Singing Canyon on Burr Trail.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

The signs say 3 miles in and 3 miles out. It was probably 3.5. Nice hike, good for teenagers. There are plenty of steps. It also is at 5500 feet, so take it slow of you aren't from there. Bring water. The main bathroom is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank DaBiZi
Reviewed November 3, 2018

The hike to Lower Calf Creek Falls is a classic in the area. It's about 6 miles round trip, fairly flat, but it felt longer than that because there are sections that are covered with deep sand. It was also very hot, even in late...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Thomas F
Reviewed October 25, 2018

We started this hike around 2-3 in the afternoon. Most people were leaving by then, so we didn't have long to wait to get a spot to park. $5 fee required at entrance to hike, place tab in car window. Fairly flat, almost anyone can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MTRose
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Hike can be done by most in good shape. Not too long and mostly flat. Recent rains had made the waterfall a little faster flow.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tukngo
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Easy walk up the canyon to a lovely falls. But the masses of large families means you start and stop a LOT along the way.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Global-Villagerr
Reviewed October 19, 2018

I agree with some previous reviewers that this advertised-as-easy hike really ought to be rated moderate, due to several uneven sections. That being said, it's a beautiful hike through the canyon--you can always hear Calf Creek, and there are lots of trees and birds. Along...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carol A
Reviewed October 10, 2018

We hiked the Lower Calf Creek Falls trail in late September. We arrived around 9 am, and were surprised to find the parking lot only half full, plus there were two overflow parking lots. Next to the main parking lot were an information kiosk, flush...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank travelerfromsj
Reviewed October 9, 2018

This is one of the best hikes in the Escalante Area. It is an easy 6 miles roundtrip hike with something new and spectacular around every bend. The falls are 120 feet tall and have a large pool of refreshing cool water which beckons the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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April 1, 2018|
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Response from Mindy and Roger A | Reviewed this property |
We agree, Escalante, UT is the closest place to stay. We stayed at the "Circle D Motel" in Escalante after hiking Calf Creek Falls. We chose this hotel after checking reviews and rates. We ate twice at "Boots Cafe". You can... More
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Response from jenLeCreate | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ozzy_trav, We stayed at canyons bed and breakfast in escalante. Place was amazing. Might have a minimum of 2 nites however. Well worth it - there are so many hikes in the area close by to make it worth your while... More
September 23, 2017|
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Response from wonderwomanten | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can to the trailhead but, the rest is on feet. Bring plenty of waters. It’s a bit of a trek.