Activities

Photography, Swimming, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Added by

Lauren Schubring

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

Unbelievable scenery, worthwhile hike, unique landscapes, tour information on the trail, relax and swim at the end of the trail, within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

You begin your hike at Calf Creek Campground, just at the south end of Hell's Backbone scenic drive on Route 12. The trail is natural so you experience many of Utah's natural textures, including mostly sand and sandstone rocks. The hike has many slight inclines and descents, but is mostly pretty steady - making it a nice hike for people of all ages. The trailhead says the hike will take 4 hours total, but can be done faster, depending on your pace. It is 8 miles round trip. It is hot in the sun but cools down at the waterfall as you relax in the sand and in the water at the waterfall. A worthwhile hike - could not more highly recommend it!

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Activities

Photography, Swimming, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Added by

Lauren Schubring

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