Although Lower Calf Creek falls gets most of the press, Upper
Calf Creek falls is my favorite. Less crowded, with plenty of
beauty, this is a great place to spend a hot day lounging.
The trailhead is right off of highway 12. The easiest way to
find it is to start from the Calf Creek Campground turnoff, and
travel north on highway 12 for 5.6 miles to a short side road
on the right (west) side of the road. There are a few side
roads here. If you are at the correct one, you will find a few
parking spots, and a trailhead sign in register on the west
side of the parking area.
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Upper Upper Calf Creek Falls
From the parking area, go past the trailhead register, and head
down the well cairned trail. It begins on relatively steep
slickrock as it quickly descends and becomes more gradual.
About 30 minutes from the car, near the bottom of the canyon,
the trail splits. Left goes to the bottom of the falls. Right
goes above the falls to some other small falls and pools. Both
are worth a visit.
Return the way you came. Hiking time is about 30 minutes down,
and 30-60 minutes back up depending on energy level.