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Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area

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Hot hike, but very nice

We didn't know anything about this hike before we set off. It's a nice out and back in a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Portland, Oregon
Most pittoresque falls we ever visited

One of the top items of our journey this june. Fortunately, it wasn't as hot as in 2017 when we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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Hiked here in the late morning and enjoyed the beautiful views of the waterfall and rock formations. This is a pretty easy hike except there are a few places that require going on rocks either up or downhill. There is also a lot of sand...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't know anything about this hike before we set off. It's a nice out and back in a beautiful canyon. The waterfall at the end is really beautiful. There are a lot of interesting things to see along the way. There is a very...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the top items of our journey this june. Fortunately, it wasn't as hot as in 2017 when we, too, visited the Escalante area. It's an easy to maybe moderate hike, about three miles one way, the path has some humble ups and downs,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ruediger P
Reviewed August 3, 2019

We have hiked to the Lower Calf Creek waterfall at least 6 times, and view this as a 'must-do' when taking family/friends to the Escalante region. No special gear is needed, just comfortable shoes. During weekends and especially in high season, the parking lot will...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank wre2018
Reviewed July 13, 2019

The hike is fairly easy. Well marked. It leads you to an amazing waterfall. The water is clear, clean, COLD, and beautiful. Very COLD. Everyone that went in came out pink, it was so cold. Make sure you wear your bathing suit under your hiking...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Ava F
Reviewed July 11, 2019

We hike to calf creek falls in early June. The hike was a little over 3 miles, without any major elevation. It is easy to find and the path is well worn so you can't get lost. Because we started our hike aroung 11 am,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank RP-Netherlands
Reviewed July 10, 2019

Although the trail was a bit crowded we were happy we explored Calf Creek Falls. The fairly easy walk wove through vegetation and rock with a lovely waterfall at the end.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank slickandcurlytravels
Reviewed July 9, 2019

Hiked lower Calf Creek Falls.....beautiful. Great little swimming hole. 3 miles in then 3 out....makes for a great half day hike. Highly recommend this hike in addition to others in the Calf Creek Recreation area.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Kathryn1956
Reviewed July 7, 2019

The hike in was very enjoyable, and was easy except for a few spots where you have to navigate some rocks. The sand is difficult for some. But the Falls were spectacular.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank VANESSA M
Reviewed July 2, 2019

Lower Calf Creek Falls is a very pretty place. The hike isn't too bad, but be ready with the right shoes and plenty of water. I would recommend brining a water filter to refill your bottles at the waterfall in case you need it. Otherwise,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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April 15, 2019|
Response from Danny R | Reviewed this property |
Stay in Escalante. Canyons Bed & Breakfast is a great place!
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