||Upper Calf Creek Falls - Utah
Lower Calf Creek Falls
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||National Forest. There is a parking
lot and trailhead at the end of a short (100 yards)
very bumpy road off Route 12, 5.5 miles south of the
intersection of Route 12 and the Burr Trail in Boulder.
There's no sign on the highway but there is a registration
box at the trailhead.
||Not difficult, but quite strenuous.
Hike down a steep slickrock slope following cairns.
The trail levels somewhat as you approach the canyon.
Look for a fork as you near the falls with the right
fork going to the top of the falls and the left fork
to the base. Round trip is about 2 miles. The vertical
distance is about 800'.
This is one of the prettiest
"desert oasis" waterfalls we've seen with
an 87 foot waterfall dropping into a large pool
on what is described as a perennial stream. Lush
green hanging gardens and vivid yellow, orange and
red rock formations enhance the setting.
distance from the falls is a huge overhang forming
a cave with a pool in the bottom. When we were there
(mid morning) the sun was reflecting from the pool
onto the ceiling of the cave. We didn't try to reach
the pool because of virtually impenetrable vegetation
and deep mud. However, two ducks were good enough
to make ripples in the water creating a fantastic
light show on the ceiling.
time for photography is not morning since
the falls are in half shadow. Wait until mid-afternoon
or for a cloudy day.
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