Calf Creek Recreation Area & Campground

Calf Creek Recreation Area is located between Escalante and Boulder on Byway 12. 

Within this region, the Calf Creek Recreation Area Campground has 13-sites, a day-use picnic area, and the trailhead to Lower Calf Creek Falls. 

This family-friendly, fairly easy hike is about 6 miles roundtrip, but don’t let that scare you off from one of the most beautiful waterfalls. The waterfall cascades for 130 feet and is a wonderful photo opportunity. 

If you’re looking for a shorter hike, Upper Calf Creek Falls is an 88-foot waterfall that is located just upstream from Lower Calf Creek. A shorter 2-mile roundtrip hike takes about two hours traversing uphill in the seclusion of the canyon, so much so, that you might have the place all to yourself! 

The unmarked trailhead lies between mile markers 80 and 81 on the west side of Scenic Byway 12, so it can be easy to miss.

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