When I can hike more, drive less, I’m a very happy gal. In this case, Upper Calf Creek Falls is just a short drive from Lower Calf Creek Falls where I’d hiked the previous day.
The hike to Upper Falls is about as opposite as you can get from the one to Lower Falls. I’d call the Lower Falls trail a nearly flat freeway path while the one to Upper Falls is more of a steeply descending route defined by cairns on slickrock mixed with well used trail. This is the beginning of the trail. Oh how I love Navajo sandstone, my favorite slickrock surface.
An overview of the Calf Creek basin. To the left is Lower Calf Creek Falls while to the right is Upper Calf Creek Falls. On this day I didn’t hike to lower from upper but I could see a use trail. According to my WOW guide, you can’t safely see over lower nor access from this point but given the use trail, I’d say many have attempted and possibly been successful.
- March 21, 2018
- No pooping in the dry stream bed above Upper Creek Falls unless you want to drink that poop water when you refill your drinking water containers at the Lower Creek Campground/Picnic area.
- Be aware and knowledgeable of biological soil.
- Grand Staircase National Monument
- Hiking from Here to WOW: Utah Canyon Country (look for the 2018 edition)