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Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area

#1 of 28 things to do in Escalante Features Animals
Utah Highway 12, 15.5 miles east of Escalante, Escalante, UT
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hidden gem

my GPS did not take us to the correct location but instead took us only to the top of the hill. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toni W
Huntsville, Alabama
Beautiful hike

This is hot in the summer and the footing includes soft sand as well as big steps up the rocks, so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Salt Lake City, Utah
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It takes time to get to, but Calf Creek falls are a recommended site to visit.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
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Utah Highway 12, 15.5 miles east of Escalante, Escalante, UT
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Reviewed 1 week ago

my GPS did not take us to the correct location but instead took us only to the top of the hill. We got info from a local and jus had to drive a bit further to find it. Well worth the hike! Petroglyphs at marker...More

Thank Toni W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is hot in the summer and the footing includes soft sand as well as big steps up the rocks, so be warned. However, the scenery is fabulous. The round trip is about 5.5 miles with no long steep climbs.

Thank lynnefc8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife, sister in law and I made the hike to Calf Creek Falls on my 30th birthday. While the hike was over 100* and the terrian rough, the breathtaking views of the falls made it all worth it. The water was sooo cold and...More

Thank dennissJ7502GG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hike takes about 3 hours (round trip). This is one of those MUST hikes in the Escalante area. Recommend hiking earlier or later in the day - makes for a more acceptable mix of sun and shade. Be sure to pack your camera, extra water,...More

Thank 64Aviator
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The end of this hike is worth the three mile trek. Beautiful cool waterfall and swimming area. We did this on an extremely hot day and I would recommend that you go either early morning or wait until late day. The hike does not have...More

Thank karen m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing (mostly flat) 6 mile round trip hike. We took out 2 year old in the back pack and made it to the falls in 1.5 hours (we took our time) Dog friendly trail. Make sure you start early or late as it gets crowded...More

Thank papasn0w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have limited time in this National Monument, do this hike! It's a great introduction to the area; if you start early in the morning or do it later in the afternoon/evening, you will be mostly shaded from the sun. Doing this hike in...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Famous last words indeed. We were mis-informed that this trek would be approximately 3.5 miles round trip. It ended up being more like 7 miles round trip. Well worth it though. I was a hot June day and there are lots of windy, sandy paths....More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hike to the falls is mostly flat as it follows a creek. In many areas the trail is loose sand. There are areas of shade but depending on the time of day, this could be a very hot hike. The falls and the sandy...More

Thank nowdsm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a long hot trail in the summer, recommend umbrella and lots of water. The roughly 3 mile in and 3 mile out is 75% on deep sandy trail, with very spotty shade. That said this will always be a memorable hike as the...More

1  Thank grboston01
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19 May 2017|
Response from PatMellen | Reviewed this property |
Not much privacy at all anywhere on this hike. Water was cold first week of June but people were swimming...
Michele B
18 May 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
15 March 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