Photos in Slide Show:

  1. Entry to Calf Creek Recreation Area (road left). Road, right, goes to Boulder over Hogback Ridge.
  2. Lower Calf Creek Falls
  3. Lower Calf Creek Falls
  4. Calf Creek is lush and swampy close to the fall.
  5. Calf Creek through the desert
  6. Colorful mesa along the trail

Calf Creek Recreation Area is part of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in Utah. It offers one of the American Southwest desert’s premiere – and little known – gems, the (Lower) Calf Creek Falls. While a year-round creek is relatively rare in the desert, a year-round 126 foot waterfall is stunning. It is worth a visit in the summer to experience the coolness of the fall’s oasis. Read the full story, “Calf Creek Falls – Waterfalls in the Desert”.

Photo Tips: The best time to get photos would be in the early morning while the falls are sunlit. Be sure to use insect repellent as the mosquitoes can be quite numerous.

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