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Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area

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Utah Highway 12, 15.5 miles east of Escalante, Escalante, UT
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128 foot waterfall

Beautiful, the trail is 3 miles one way, for the area it's a short hike. 6 round trip bring lots of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
mrkcjones
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Well worth the effort!

We made camp at the trailhead, lucky to get one of the few spots at the campground. If you’re... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Naturally_Wonders
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Kimberley, Canada
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It takes time to get to, but Calf Creek falls are a recommended site to visit.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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“great hike” (51 reviews)
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Utah Highway 12, 15.5 miles east of Escalante, Escalante, UT
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"beautiful waterfall"
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"great hike"
in 51 reviews
"miles round trip"
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"trout"
in 14 reviews
"mile hike"
in 32 reviews
"ups and downs"
in 11 reviews
"swimming hole"
in 14 reviews
"easy hike"
in 27 reviews
"trail guide"
in 16 reviews
"foot waterfall"
in 6 reviews
"cold water"
in 15 reviews
"sandy trail"
in 11 reviews
"cool pool"
in 5 reviews
"entire hike"
in 7 reviews
"start early"
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"soft sand"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful, the trail is 3 miles one way, for the area it's a short hike. 6 round trip bring lots of water, the trail is mostly sand.. more difficult just because of that. And it's a flat trail. Beware of snakes on trail.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We made camp at the trailhead, lucky to get one of the few spots at the campground. If you’re thinking of doing the same get there early in the day as it fills fast and there’s people looking for sites all day long. We chose...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy trail, brought the dogs and let them go in the stream part way up. Worth the time to see it. Great picttures.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hike is awesome! I hiked it with my children in 2007, and again this year with just my husband. It's an easy grade, felt like 3 mi. in and same back. BEAUTIFUL falls and swimming "hole" at the end. True desert oasis! Running stream...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you use the All Trails app, read the info along the path. Lots of really cool facts including pictographs you wouldn’t really spot otherwise. Hike is pretty easy, sandy path so use hiking shoes not tennis shoes with mesh!!! At the waterfall there are...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hiked here in March. The falls at the end of the trail were stunning and totally worth the effort! Go early and take plenty of water and some snacks (or a picnic lunch). Most of the guides will say this is a flat hike...More

1  Thank Lisa F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are not regular hikers and had not done any hiking all winter so we were a little out of shape. We took this hike before taking the steep Queen's Garden Trail in Bryce Canyon National Park because it was suppose to be a flat...More

1  Thank Loveoftheoutdoors
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Surrounded by the harsh slick rock and hot canyons, this waterfall and plunge pool is a gorgeous oasis. Fed by the waters of Boulder Mountain it is a fun yet challenging hike in the summer. Always wear appropriate clothing and bring lots of water, never...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I NEVER expected a falls like this. We were expecting Lower Calf Creek trickle but this was more Hawaii-esqe that Utah-esque. It's a fairly level (albeit sandy) 3.1 mile hike to the falls. Do this hike - well worth the minimal effort

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great hike on a fall day. It was still hot so you needed plenty of water. The hike is mainly in the sun so plan accordingly. It feels great to get wet after a long hike

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Ozzy_trav
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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Ozzy_trav
April 1, 2018|
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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
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kandkhardy
September 23, 2017|
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Response from Helen S | 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.
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