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Lower Calf Creek Falls

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A scenic day hike to a beautiful 120 foot waterfall
Near:Escalante, UT
Distance:6 miles round trip
Elevation Gain:300 ft
Hike Time:3 hours
Trail Condition:Well maintained trail
HikeType:Out and Back

Summary: This day hike follows a very scenic Calf Creek. A trail guide brochure is provided at the trailhead with numbered markers along the route indicating points of interest. These points include ancient indian structures and pictographs, natural geological features, historical features, and unique plants. The trail is well cut, with very little rise and fall although sandy in a few areas. The trail end is at the beautiful Lower Calf Creek waterfall, 126 feet high, falling into a lovely pond. Dogs are required to be leashed.
Trailhead: The trailhead leaves from the Calf Creek campground, (camping and picnic areas, water and toilets) Calf Creek campground is located 14.4 miles NE of Escalante Utah on highway U12. The highway and campground are paved. If Calf Creek water is used, filtering is highly recommended. (Lat:37.7956 Lon:-111.41346)
Trail Guides for Lower Calf Creek Falls:
Best Seasons: Fall, Spring, Summer,
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs,
Ranger Contact: Escalante Interagency Visitor Center, 455 So Main, Escalante, Ut, 84726
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Don Evans, who has posted  31 other hikes on this site
Trail Reviews  Submit your own review
Reviewed by ml on 5/5/2008
I took my 11,9, and 4 year old on this hike in early May. We went in the afternoon, which made the trail shady on the way back, which was a nice bonus. It was a little harder of a hike than others only because of walking in sand the entire time but it wasn't hard. It took us 5 hours but I expected that when every couple of minutes the little one wanted his picture taken. The last 10-15 min. before the falls he seemed tired but that energy came right back as soon as we reached the refreshing mist of the waterfall. I liked having the 15 post markers with short things to read about in the trail guide found at the beginning. The water at the waterfall was very cold this time of year but was a beautiful site to see.

Reviewed by KC on 11/30/2006
Have done this hike several times. I never get sick of it. The waterfall at the end is gorgeous. But the entire trail is spectacular. Great spot to cool off at the end. It is a bit crowded at times, but for good reason.

Reviewed by marco on 7/29/2005
Fantastic hike in beautiful nature. And as reward a superb waterfall. Some take a bath in the pool beneath the fall on a hot day. Sometimes there are anglers in the water.

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