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Lower Calf Creek Falls Trail

Intermediate
 4.8 (27)

A premier route through a spectacular canyon to a memorable waterfall.


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Map Key

2.9

Miles

4.7

KM

Point to Point

5,679' 1,731 m

High

5,347' 1,630 m

Low

471' 144 m

Up

140' 43 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

41%

Max Grade (22°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Description

The trail starts on the left just before the road dips down to ford Calf Creek. You follow the canyon upstream over rocky slopes and sandy surfaces with impressive canyon walls on either side. A brochure that can be picked up at the trailhead provides more information on history, geology, and vegetation at over a dozen key points throughout the trail. Pictographs can been seen about halfway to the falls on the far right side of the canyon wall. They are approximately 30 feet tall.

Most of the time, the trail loosely follows Calf Creek and ends at the 126-foot waterfall that plunges into a green deep pool. The surrounding amphitheater is a great place to relax and enjoy, particularly the colorful canyon walls.

Contacts

Shared By:

Tilman Giese with improvements by Robert Dryden

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  4.8 from 27 votes

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Calf Creek Falls
Sep 6, 2016 near Escalante, UT
Lower Calf Creek Falls and its impressive colorful alcove.
Jun 11, 2017 near Escalante, UT
Small side canyons line the way.
Jun 11, 2017 near Escalante, UT
An impressive hole in the canyon wall with a massive overhanging ledge along the Lower Calf Creek Falls Trail.
Jun 11, 2017 near Escalante, UT
A sandy stretch of trail between impressive canyon walls on the Lower Calf Creek Falls Trail.
Jun 11, 2017 near Escalante, UT
Lower Calf Creek Falls Trail
May 29, 2019 near Escalante, UT

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Jun 26, 2020
Tyson Harty
JTRFSK. Lots of sand to hike on. Lovely pool
Jun 18, 2020
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Jun 17, 2020
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Mar 21, 2020
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Dance monkey 6mi
Mar 20, 2020
Lyle Harte
Sep 19, 2019
Mike Nugent
8h 18m
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