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
Things to Know Before Visiting Calf Creek Campground
34.21% of people who visit Escalante include Calf Creek Campground in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
64.29% of people start their Calf Creek Campground visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Calf Creek Campground
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Calf Creek Campground
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Calf Creek Campground, Escalante Reviews
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.
Beautiful 12 mile hike round trip along a stream. Careful, can be very hot or rain can cause flash flood.
Gets crowded but it is a nice hike that anyone can make. If you are more adventuresome drive a little farther (towards boulder) and find the upper falls.
Our (my wife and I) extended labor day journey started here at Calf Creek Campground recreation area. Daily parking is $5 and overnight camping is $15 per car. There are limited parking spaces, about 10 and camping sites, maybe 15. Both Go super fast so I would suggest getting there before 10am in order to secure a spot. The campsites themselves are all first come, first serve. All have a central drinking water pump, one central outhouse (actually pretty clean and sanitary) toward the back and a regular bathroom with 3 stalls towards the front of the recreation area. Individually, each site have there own BBQ grill and fire pit while luckily others have canopies and picnic benches. If you're feeling adventurous there is the Lower Calf Creek Trail that leads to a 126 ft high waterfall and (refreshing for me but freezing for my wife) swimming pool. The trail itself is about a 6 mile round trip hike through some forestry, shrubbery, rocks and sand. There are slight elevation and climate changes so make sure you bring enough water an proper clothing. Now go get your adventure on!!
Typical campground congestion. A beautiful place but all the people take away from the real beauty which surrounds.