Monday, August 31, 2009
"LOWER FALLS, CALF CREEK"
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The Calf Creek Recreation Area (fee area), located in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, hosts this 125 foot gem (pictured). It's a 3 mile, relatively easy hike, meandering up Calf Creek, to the beautiful lower falls. The rec. area is located on Rt. 12, nearly equidistant between Boulder and Escalante, Utah. The park offers a brochure on the trail, if wanted. At the end of the hike you may dip in the cascade's pool. There are remnants of ancient Indian occupation to see, as a bonus.
There is also an upper falls trail available off of scenic Rt. 12, near milepost 81. If you can't find it, just ask around. Not as dramatic as the lower, the advantage is IT'S FREE. http://www.americansouthwest.net/utah will get you to some info. Then link to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, then to "Upper Calf Creek Falls".
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