Calf Creek Campground
- Address: Boulder, UT 84716, USA, Escalante, United States
- Phone: +1-4358265600
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Camp, Family And Kids
Calf Creek Campground - Review
Nestled within the Grand Staircase of Escalante National Monument, the Calf Creek Campground is a desert oasis that provides thirteen campsites, RV Trails, a nature trail and day-use picnic shelter along the Calf Creek on a first-come first-serve basis. Apart from the picturesque sandstone cliffs, the highlight of this rustic campground is the six mile Calf Creek Falls trail leading to a 126 feet cascading waterfall. Along your 2.75 mile hike, you will come across Anasazi Petroglyphs and ancient storage rooms. The campsites are rustic with limited amenities and will provide you a perfect experience in wilderness. A number of activities are provided in this campground, for example, biking, fishing, boating, whitewater paddling, swimming, horseback riding, rock climbing, wildlife watching and so on.
How To reach Calf Creek Campground by Public Transport
- Rented Car / Taxi
Calf Creek Campground Trips
Calf Creek Campground, Escalante Reviews
Calf Creek Campground is now part of the Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument. While there is limited number of camping sites, none of the sites can handle trailers longer than 20 feet. Open camp sites are rare at any time of the year but the setting is wonderful if you manage to snag one. This is also the trailhead for the hike to Lower Calf Creek Falls, a popular destination that draws hikers and photographers from all over the world. This can be a very busy place.
This hike was wonderful. It’s not that long but it is covered in sand the whole way. There are plenty of spots to change into a swim suit.
Gorgeous setting but hot. The trail up lower calf creek to the water fall is sandy and makes the mild elevation changes strenuous. Had to carry my dog the last mile because her feet were on fire. Ended up making her some socks out of a t-shirt. The water at the falls is really cold, near freezing so it cools you back down real well. My 7 and 9 year old were exhausted on the way back and between 6 of us drank 2.5 gallons of water.
Absolutely gorgeous!! The 3 mile walk to the waterfall is well worth the sweat and leg cramps!!!!!
Beautiful 12 mile hike round trip along a stream. Careful, can be very hot or rain can cause flash flood.