Lower Calf Creek Falls Trail

MODERATE 228 reviews

Lower Calf Creek Falls Trail is a 5.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
561 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no shade

Calf Creek Falls is one of the most well known and unique features in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The trail follows Calf Creek to the 126' high falls. The hike is 6 miles round trip and takes average hikers 3-4 hours. Elevation change on the trail is minimal, but the trail is sandy and walking can be strenuous, especially in hot weather. In contrast, the falls provide a delightfully cool, shady haven which makes the hike well worth the effort.

1 minute ago

Super accessible. Only took about 2 hours with myself and my dog. Next time will bring my trail runners. Will make a good short run! Get here at sunrise and you’ll miss most if not all other hikers.

walking
6 days ago

start early - trail is sandy and gets HOT in summer, and is CROWDED on weekends. lovely falls, bring a swimsuit. be sure to take a trail guide at the trailhead or you may miss some pictographs and granaries along the way. parking is $5 but covered by the Interagency Pass (formerly Golden Eagle Pass)

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hiking
13 days ago

The trail is sandy and gets hot so bring some water. The waterfall is worth the hike and wonderful to soak your feet or take a dip in so keep that in mind if you want to get wet.

hiking
15 days ago

Breathtaking views all along this easy mostly flat hike and the finishing at the falls is worth every steps! Takes about 3.5hrs with photo breaks! It is very popular. Parking can be tricky.

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1 month ago

Was an excellent trail leading to a beautiful waterfall. Was 6.5 miles round trip but only took 2 1/2 hours because it is fairly level. Small parking lot that filled up even though it is November and cool out.

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1 month ago

Moderate hike with a lot of neat scenic stops (take a guide trail map or you'll miss the petroglyphs!). It is always awesome to end a hike at a waterfall and this one does not disappoint. We love this trail and would definitely do it again!! It's worth going early in the morning to enjoy this piece of solitude without a large crowd!

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1 month ago

Great hike. Beautiful waterfall. Autumn colors were splendid. Five stars!