Calf Creek is a perennial stream located in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. There are two waterfalls which you can visit, the upper falls and the lower falls. The lower falls is more accessible, a bigger drop, and much more popular.
The 6-mile out-and-back hike to the lower falls is relatively flat, and the trailhead is located just off of Utah Scenic Byway 12, the highway between Escalante and Boulder. There is a sign for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Calf Creek Recreation Area.
Although the trail is flat, it is somewhat of a slug as much of it is in the sand.
This is an easy shot with just a moderate wide angle lens needed.
Feature Image Details
- EOS R5 Mirrorless Camera
- Canon 24-105MM F4 L Lens
- F16 at 28 mm for 1/4 seconds ISO 100
- Polarizer Used
- Explore angles. I prefer the shot from the side rather than straight on.
- Waterfalls photograph best on cloudy days or in the shade
- Polarizers almost always help on waterfall images
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4 thoughts on “Lower Calf Creek Falls – Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument”
Beautiful images! It’s a great hike in the fall!
Thanks, I intend to go back in mid-october.
Thank You for sharing Mish. As always great stuff !!!
Love it! We drove by that area in the spring but didn’t have time to stop.