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Calf Creek Falls Lower



Named for its use as a natural pen for calves back in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, the creek remained relatively unknown as a tourist destination until the formation of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, under the Clinton administration. Walking between mineral-streaked cliffs of Navajo Sandstone, hikers pass beaver ponds and pre-historic rock art sites en route to the paradisiacal pools.

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Hiking Trails
Tour Area
  • Capitol Reef National Park: checkmark
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To Do
  • Camping: checkmark
  • Hiking: checkmark
  • Walking: checkmark
Trail Features
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Distance (km): 8.9
  • Distance (mi.): 5.5
  • Elevation at Trailhead: 5352 ft.
  • Elevation Gain (+): 521 ft.
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  • Maximum Elevation: 5575 ft.
  • Minimum Elevation: 521 ft.
  • Parking Type: Parking Lot
  • Route Type: Out & Back
  • Trail Traffic: Heavy
Trail Length
  • 1 - 5 Miles: checkmark

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