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Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, Escalante
(4.8/5 based on 420+ 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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  • The falls at the end of the trail are pretty. These are probably the only falls in 100 miles. However, the trail itself is a long walk in the hot sun. There is virtually no shade. Also there is very l...  more »
  • Excellent hike, easy walking. A fun part is the chance to see a variety of non-venomous reptiles crossing the sandy trail. Beautiful garter snake on the sand. Wonderfully cool by the falls and young p...  more »
  • After a couple of hours drive in hot July, our kids especially loved this place. The Creek forms a nice pool, so everybody could cool down, both parents and kids. As it does not seem well known, there...  more »