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Calf Creek Utah

Posted by on Sep 3, 2012 in Adventure | Comments Off on Calf Creek Utah

Utah is a great state to be in and visit several destinations. It is rich with cultural, historical and natural destinations that make you feel great when you visit them. When it comes to the fun part, Utah offers you the most of it. The Delicate Arch, Rainbow Bridge, Great Salt Lake, Alta Skiing, Temple Square, Great Gallery, Calf Creek Falls, Monument Valley etc. are names of just a few of the places that you can go to and have fun with your family. In short, Utah is full of colors, life, vitality and the necessities of life.

 Calf Creek Falls is a perennial waterfall in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah that totals 214 feet (65 m). The lower tier is a 126-foot (38 m) cascade and is very popular, because it can be reached by an easy hike on a 5½ mile roundtrip trail. While little elevation change is encountered, most of the trail is sandy, and can be very strenuous walking, particularly in warm weather. However, the falls area, once reached, is a delightfully cool, shady haven well worth the effort. The upper tier is a 88-foot (27 m) plunge and is much less known, as it requires a 1-mile (1.6 km) scramble past the lower falls.

An old fence is a reminder of the settler’s early use of Calf Creek. Weaned calves, just taken from their mothers, were turned into the natural pasture created by the box canyon above the fence. Hence the name “Calf Creek.”

 Mist from the 126-foot high Lower Calf Creek Falls, and shade provided by the canyon, combine to keep temperatures cool and comfortable even during the hottest of summer days. Darker colored, rounded rocks are also scattered about. These volcanic rocks washed down from lava flows originating on the Aquarius Plateau to the north.

Calf Creek Recreation Site and Campground  is located along Utah Highway 12, 15 miles east of the Town of Escalante.