Upper Calf Creek Falls Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews
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Upper Calf Creek Falls Trail is a 2 mile moderately 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 and walking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
613 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

walking

river

waterfall

wild flowers

This is a short hike over slickrock with cairns to show the way. Farther along the trail shows better when the rock gives way to soil. The views right from the trail register are stunning and varied with much variety of geological formations and rocks. The falls are cool with a sort of oasis appeal along the creek. Be sure to take a little water because the rocks and the climb will bring a little thirst. There are no fees for this hike.

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1 month ago

Fantastic hike! Very scenic the whole way, ending with a gorgeous, huge (maybe 100 foot) water fall. This is a fun short hike; only 2 miles, and consists of heading down into the canyon to the Cottonwood filled creek bed and falls. Keep in mind this hike has 600 foot elevation drop, then climb, so it's tough. Only recommended for people not in pretty good condition. Also the whole hike is exposed so sun and heat are an issue. We did the hike just after an early dinner so it was comfortable.

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2 months ago

There are two different falls on this hike, a lower and upper (not to be confused with the separate hike Lower Calf Creek Falls). Close to the falls there is a split in the cairns and you can either start dropping to the lower section where the falls are bigger or stay high and go to the more pool like and smaller falls. Both sections are beautiful.

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3 months ago

Their is a trail to the bottom of this fall, I missed it so only saw the top of it. Watch close so you don't miss the main attraction.

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11 months ago

I hiked this over the weekend for the first time and loved it. We were the only ones on the trail and were met by a few people once we arrived at the falls. The water was pretty cold but it was perfect with the 100 degree weather we were facing. Getting there was easy, basically all downhill on smooth rocks with few sandy/rocky areas. If you are hiking this in the summer, remember that going back up is entirely uphill with some very steep sections. In the 100 degree weather, the hike back was less than enjoyable. Make sure to bring plenty of water - you'll need it!

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Hiked this in August for a short afternoon hike. Still a wildflower or two. Had the trail all to myself. Not really any good spots to sit near the waterfall, but very pretty and refreshing.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Fun quick hike. The falls are nice and the pool very inviting.

Friday, May 13, 2016

My kids (teenagers) loved this hike. We went in the spring and it was perfect, summer would be hot though. It's down a lot of slickrock and little shade, but so beautiful. We loved the pools and waterfalls, so peaceful.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Hot summers but the water is always refreshing

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

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Sunday, March 20, 2016