Calf Creek Trail

Escalante, Utah 84726

Calf Creek Trail

Calf Creek Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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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6/17/2010
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!
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5/1/2010
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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Trail Information

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

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