I decided to hike to Calf Creek Falls in the Escalante National Monument near Escalante, Utah this past weekend. Cloudy weather had put a damper on my plans to do some hiking along the Hole-in-the-Rock Road, so I stopped at the trailhead for the falls. Calf Creek Falls is a beautiful reward after a somewhat easy 3-mile hike through a pretty, riparian canyon. The trail follows Calf Creek as it meanders through a deep canyon. Along the way, many species of trees and birds can be spotted. A number of Claret Cup cacti were blooming with their scarlet flowers as well. The only drawback to the hike is that is features walking though deep sand the land mile or so. The falls is tucked away at the end of the canyon.
The trailhead for Calf Creek Falls is located about 15 miles form Escalante or 13 miles south of Boulder Town along Highway 12.