Calf Creek Recreation Area Day Use Site

This lovely 6 mile moderate hike begins at the Calf Creek campground, located 15 miles east of Escalante. Stunning any time of the year, the trail winds through a lush and colorful canyon with beavers, life-size pictographs, granaries, oak trees and prickly pear to an amazing 126-foot waterfall fed by springs all year round.


A fee of $5 is charged per vehicle.


Reservations cost $75 per day for the day use site. No overnight camping. Reservations are accepted any day accept for Holidays and holiday weekends.

Adventure is at Your Fingertips

 Cool Day Trips in the Escalante Area

Cool Day Trips in the Escalante Area


GSENM Flickr Album:

Grand-Staircase Escalante NM

Calf Creek Flickr Album:

Paria River District: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument: Calf Creek Falls



Escalante Field Station
755 West Main Street

Geographic Coordinates

37.79333333, -111.4149056


Calf Creek Recreation Area is located 15 miles east of Escalante UT. On Highway 12.


Visitors are charged a day use fee of $5.00 per vehicle. Inter-agency Pass Holders receive free day-use of facilities at Calf Creek Recreation Area.