Calf Creek Trail

Escalante, Utah

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The Calf Creek Trail is the highlight of Calf Creek Recreation Area, a delightful desert oasis maintained by the Bureau of Land Management. The canyon is a haven for birds, beaver, and other wildlife, and it was also once inhabited by the Fremont and Anasazi Indians. Take a booklet with you from the trailhead to help you spot some of the Indian pictographs and two granaries that were constructed by the Indians some 800-1000 years ago. Also, be sure to take a swimming suit with you for use in the pool at the bottom of Lower Calf Creek Falls.
Utah's Incredible Backcountry Trails

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Utah's Incredible Backcountry Trails

by David Day (Rincon Publishing)

The Calf Creek Trail is the highlight of Calf Creek Recreation Area, a delightful desert oasis maintained by the Bureau of Land Management. The canyon is a haven for birds, beaver, and other wildlife, and it was also once inhabited by the Fremont and Anasazi Indians. Take a booklet with you from the trailhead to help you spot some of the Indian pictographs and two granaries that were constructed by the Indians some 800-1000 years ago. Also, be sure to take a swimming suit with you for use in the pool at the bottom of Lower Calf Creek Falls.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Escalante
Distance: 5.4
Elevation Gain: 170 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Trailhead Elevation: 5,340 feet
Top Elevation: 5,510 feet
Local Contacts: Escalante Interagency Visitor Center
Local Maps: Calf Creek (USGS)
Driving Directions: Directions to Calf Creek Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

6/17/2010
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A hidden jewel & perfect family hike! Well worth the hour's drive from Bryce to enjoy sandy paths, views of petroglyphs & ancient native american granaries. The ultimate destination - a 120-ft waterfall which spills into a delightful & swimmable pool! Don't forget your bathing suits or a change of clothing. Easy hike, but still rugged enough to make kids appreciate the accomplishments!


5/1/2010
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Amazing trail .We (56 y.o) have done it with our small dog (on a leash) and had to carry her during the hike...it's long but easy and we all enjoyed the scenery and the cool air (so bring a jacket). There is a river that ends up in a gorgeous cascade . Favorite trail in UT for now.



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