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Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area

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Address: Utah Highway 12, 15.5 miles east of Escalante, Escalante, UT
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It takes time to get to, but Calf Creek falls are a recommended site to...

It takes time to get to, but Calf Creek falls are a recommended site to visit.

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Wonderful hike, scenic payoff.

Pleasant, easy hike back to Lower Falls. Just gorgeous. Arrive at midday to best photo opportunities.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pleasant, easy hike back to Lower Falls. Just gorgeous. Arrive at midday to best photo opportunities.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent: but involves some rocky and high step areas on trail so not good for mobility challenged people...

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Fayetteville, AR
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What's not to like about this hike? Nothing strenuous, but just enough up and down to keep it interesting. Beautiful peaceful hike and beautiful waterfall! We couldn't have picked a better time. Met one couple on their hike out, then we were at the falls alone for about 15 minutes. Stayed long enough for someone else to come along and... More 

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Orem, Utah
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trail is about six miles round trip and moderate to simple. the slick rock walls of the canyon are inspiring and the small creek sounds are comforting. I can get hot in there and take water.

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Paris - France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had hiked the Lower Calf Creek Falls 3 years ago, which is a level trail with no difficulties. Last summer we decided to hike to the Upper falls. The parking lot to the trailhead can be accessed between mile markers 80 and 81 of the Route 12. You have to go down (150 m difference in altitude altogether) on... More 

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Long Beach, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took our two girls age 9 and 3 and really enjoyed it. The falls are beautiful and we enjoyed the pictographs as well .

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am speechless about a previous review that said "Also there is very little in scenic value along the way." This hike rivals a hike in Zion National Park, with less crowds. If hiking amid towering, gorgeous rock formations has no scenic value, then I don't know what does. We saw a few young children on the hike; I would... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family of four really enjoyed all the different elements of this hike. A beautiful river, diverse hiking path, petroglyphs, and the gorgeous waterfall at the end. My kids (13 and 11) never once complained about the distance or boredom as the informative brochure had us stopping at points along the way to see and learn about the amazing area.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

I have been wanting to get here for awhile and finally had opportunity. Had a nice site along the stream and camped there a couple of days. The host was very cognizant of who was camping and took good care of the sites.The best part was the hike and the waterfall.After the hot hike the waterfall was extremely refreshing. Definitely... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

We had a delightful hike to upper calf creek falls. It is steep so be forewarned but it was well worth it

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