Lower Calf Creek Falls |

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Hiking Lower Calf Creek Falls - Escalante Hiking Lower Calf Creek Falls
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Overview

RATING: Easy trail walking
LENGTH: 3-5 hours
MAPS: Calf Creek, UT

Sun

59 | 33

Mon

64 | 31

Tue

67 | 35

Wed

67 | 39

Thu

59 | 35

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SEASON: Any, although summers can be hot.

Sun

59 | 33

Mon

64 | 31

Tue

67 | 35

Wed

67 | 39

Thu

59 | 35

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Lower Calf Creek Falls

Lower Calf Creek Falls

Lower Calf Creek Falls is likely the most photographed and visited waterfall on the Colorado Plateau. It is a gem. The campground at the trailhead is a great place to camp and has water and restrooms.

The hike is short enough to be family friendly and suitable for most and has interpretive markers along the way to point out the many sights. The trail is fairly shaded in spots, but I would still recommend an early start or doing it in the evenings in the summer months.

Lower Calf Creek Falls

Lower Calf Creek Falls

Getting There

Head east out of the town of Escalante about 15 miles on highway 12 until mile marker 75. Lower Calf Creek campground is signed on the left. The trail starts at the campground.

Route

From the parking area, follow the signs to the trailhead. Be sure to get a trail guide at the trailhead for the interpretive markers you will encounter along the way.

It is about 3 miles from the campground to the falls one way, with several Indian ruins and other interesting features to see along the way. In the summer, the falls is a great place to cool off and have a swim.


Maps

Route / 5.52 miles / Elevation Range 5,341 - 5,546 ft.
Printable Maps:
Trailhead

12S 463478mE 4183041mN

N37° 47' 38" W111° 24' 53"

Falls

12S 463033mE 4186929mN

N37° 49' 45" W111° 25' 12"

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