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Upper Calf Creek Falls

Area: Escalante, Utah
Course: Out and back
Terrain: Sand and Rock
Distance: 2 miles RT ; -600ft loss down
Map: see details below
GPS Route: none needed follow rock cairns
 

Description
This is a short hike over slickrock with cairns to show the way. Farther along the trail shows better when the rock gives way to soil. The views right from the trail register are stunning and varied with much variety of geological formations and rocks. The falls are cool with a sort of oasis appeal along the creek. Be sure to take a little water because the rocks and the climb will bring a little thirst. There are no fees for this hike.

Always hike with plenty of water in the desert and keep an extra supply of water and food in your car. Let someone know when you leave and when you are to return.

The Trail
The unsigned spur road leading to the parking area is located on the west side of U12 between mileposts 81 and 82, 22.4 miles NE of Escalante on the Escalante-Boulder highway. The short (200-300 yards) spur road is rough and sandy. If you are driving a low clearance vehicle park on the side of road at a pull out. (Lat:37.85899 Lon:-111.43725)

Also, you can pickup free maps of the area all around at the visitors center in Escalante, I found them very helpful.

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External Links
Utah.com Calf Creek Falls




Hiking Into Upper Calf Creek