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Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, Escalante

Categories: Waterfalls, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web
Stretch your legs and soak up Utah's astounding natural beauty at Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area. The towering waterfalls are the highlight of the rocky park, with the lower tier reaching 38 m (126 ft) and the upper tier plunging from 27 m (88 ft) further up. Most visitors to the area walk the lower-tier trail, a moderate 8.6 km (5.5 mi) hike traversing mainly sandy paths, while the more adventurous can scramble the extra 1.6 km (1 mi) to reach the upper falls. There is a dearth of amenities, so make sure to bring plenty of snacks and water. Take a break and refuel at one of the picnic tables provided. Using our online itinerary creator, Escalante attractions like Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A fairly easy hike to an amazing waterfall - grab the guide to get information on the history and flora and fauna as you go along. 
  • this is one of the more popular hikes in the area. I'd go early, before some of the tour buses arrive, especially if you are a fast hiker. The pay off at the end of the hike (the falls) is spectacular...  read more »
  • I'm the hike in October 2016 went with just 70 Fahrenheit - times so very pleasant. In midsummer, the trail is strenuous if necessary a little arg in high temperatures. Otherwise, not much is needed for the walk - good shoes should be enough water. There are at least 3 miles each way. Important: In the MORNING go to the lower falls. I arrived in early October just in time that were still 3/4 of the waterfall in the sunlight and thus the colors correctly came to the fore - for photography enthusiasts very important. Short stay at the waterfall invites you to a PicNic. Great hike!
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