Calf Creek Canyon Climber's Log

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Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Apr 27, 2023 2:12 pm Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2023

Calf Creek for Creaky Knee  Sucess!

Tested my cranky knee on the Lower Falls trail. I thought it would be 'touristy', but I was instead blown away by the beautiful canyon and its spectacular finish. And my knee felt great!


Scott - Jun 23, 2020 8:27 am Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2020

Calf Creek  Sucess!

June 13 2020

Justin, Kimberly, and I hiked to Upper Calf Creek Falls. Justin and Kimberly hadn't been there before. After visiting the area and pools above the falls, we visited the area and pools below the falls, taking a few cold swims in the deep pool.

We then explored down canyon including to some alcoves. The hike down canyon is very scenic and very green. Most of it is walking on slickrock under the water. We didn't quite make it to Lower Calf Creek Falls before running out of time.

It was a great hike, but Justin got some big blisters.

May 23 1992

I hiked to Lower Calf Creek Falls ith a group a college students. We got to see a flash flood, but we were in no danger.


I have been to the falls at other times, including when I was a kid.

Bill Reed

Bill Reed - Jul 25, 2014 10:00 am Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2014

An Oasis in the Escalante  Sucess!

Amazing place! Falls looks like something tropical. Calf Creek - super cold and holding some trout. When you drive through this country you don't see much water-good place to get your water fix!


utahguy058 - Jun 19, 2013 4:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2012

Worth Every Step  Sucess!

Few places make can really make you feel like you are in a National Geographic special, or in a Hollywood film, but Calf Creek Falls is one of those surreal places. It can be hot in the summer, and the swim at the end is quite frigid, it makes you long for the hot walk back. I have done this many times and it never ceases to amaze! Remember to look for the petroglyphs halfway up on the east side of the canyon. There is a number marker to mark which they are.


ericdraney - Dec 7, 2011 5:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011

Both Are Awesome  Sucess!

I've hiked both the upper and lower many times. Can get quite crowded but awesome.


benbusack - May 9, 2011 10:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2009

Check  Sucess!

Upper is amazing. Check out lower in the evening when crowds have died. Beautiful

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Dec 26, 2010 10:56 pm Date Climbed: May 23, 2010

Wonderful hike  Sucess!

A beautiful hike on a sunny day to Calf Creek Falls. Saw the Escalante elementary school kids there for their field day.


aprovance - Dec 5, 2010 2:27 pm Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2010

Great Falls  Sucess!

Went to both Upper and Lower Calf Creek Falls. There is a pretty cool or should I say cold? swimming/divng hole just above Upper Calf Creek Falls. Water is freezing, a great way to spend an afternoon!

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Sep 6, 2010 8:07 pm Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2010

WINDY   Sucess!

Did hike to Upper Calf Creek Falls on an extremely windy day.


breagen - Jul 13, 2010 6:49 pm Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2010

great falls!  Sucess!

Fun short hike to a great waterfall. Had plans to rappel it but ran short on time.


blueshade - Apr 7, 2010 1:19 am

Lower Calf Creek  Sucess!

Nice little hike right off the highway.


CBakwin - Apr 3, 2010 8:15 am Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2010

Yo  Sucess!

Hiked up to the Lower Falls and back from the campground, good trail, Great hike, Nice falls and Canyon.


byates - Feb 1, 2009 9:06 pm

Between the falls  Sucess!

One of the Hidden gems is the area between the falls, great pools and isolation for not to much effort.


tonyo - Feb 13, 2008 10:25 am

Very Pretty-  Sucess!

cold, cold water, even on a hot summer day. The falls are really nice. We spotted several deer along the trail.


tp - Feb 12, 2008 11:31 pm

Easy Short Hike  Sucess!

This is a very nice easy hike. The falls are incredible, and the Fremont Indian graineries and pictographs are nice side atractions in this canyon.


klwagar - Feb 10, 2008 1:26 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2005

great hike  Sucess!

Great hike with tons of things to see. Particularly loved the pet crow at the end.


mntmanmike - Aug 12, 2007 10:21 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2005

lower calf creek  Sucess!

nice easy stroll to beautiful falls. did this as my last horrah after a week in so. utah. great cap to a great trip.


westtex - Jul 31, 2007 4:41 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2007

Cold Water

Jumped in at the end, very cold. Wonderful gentle hike, I went barefoot.


seanpeckham - Jun 1, 2007 4:16 am Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2007

beautiful!!  Sucess!

I've hiked to the lower falls twice. First time, jumped in the cold water, and immediately turned purple. More recently, did a 28-mile bike ride along Route 12 across Calf Creek Canyon and then hiked to the upper falls and skinny-dipped in the pool. Both falls are extremely gorgeous, and the entire canyon is very pretty.


Alcas24 - May 31, 2007 1:20 am Date Climbed: May 9, 2006

Great end to a great day  Sucess!

My girlfriend and I did the hike to the lower falls in the evening after doing Spooky and Peek-a-Boo in the morning. One of the best days of hiking I have ever had.

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