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Lower Calf Creek Falls is a 6 mile out and back trail located near Boulder, Utah that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from September until May.

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Utah Highway 12 Scenic Byway: Section 1 - Red Canyon to Escalante
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A very pretty drive!

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escalante river
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

We hiked from the Hwy 12 bridge (near Upper Calf Creek TH) to Death Hollow and back. It's about 7 one way. The trail is very easy but is almost entirely loose/hardpack sand. It's not hard to loose the trail but if you stick to the river you should see where other people have trekked. It took us 4 hours to reach the confluence and we were all beginners with 30lb packs. You end up crossing the river NUMEROUS times so bring shoes that dry quickly otherwise your feet will be wet the entire time. No shortage of water anywhere (late May) and the dog had a blast as well.

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Hells Backbone Trail
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26 Completed 24 Reviews

Easy road to get to the bridge. Very scenic but probably won't do it a second time.

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Hole-in-the-Rock Road
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26 Completed 24 Reviews

108 miles of hard road to get to Lake Powell. Historically interesting, but a long drive to see it. Dance Hall Rock is also interesting. We are glad we did it, but probably will not make the drive a second time.

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Petrified Forest Nature Trail
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117 Completed 110 Reviews

In the winter, there isn't enough foot traffic to pack down the snow or keep the trail visible, so bring a compass. My search for petrified trees was a bust.

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Powell Point
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16 Completed 2 Reviews

This is a dirt road accessible by high clearance four wheel drive vehicles up until the last three quarters mile. At that point there's a parking area and a trailhead. This is very remote and well worth the effort to get there, the view at the end is a stellar reward. You can see all of Southern Utah from here.

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Hole-in-the-Rock Road
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345 Completed 346 Reviews

Drove all the way to hole-in-the rock and climbed down to the lake. Hiked to a couple of slot canyons.

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Petrified Forest Nature Trail
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76 Completed 76 Reviews

Of all the things to see around Escalante, this is often overlooked. It is relatively easy, although you will hike up a longish approach to reach the petrified wood area. Wonderful colors of petrified wood and it is not a very busy trail. Great little hike!

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The Golden Cathedral Trail
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76 Completed 76 Reviews

Awesome hike! The approach through Neon Canyon is worth the hike, and then at the end of the canyon, BOOM. Golden Cathedral. It is especially impressive after heavy rains when a waterfall crashes through the pothole arch. A favorite spot for repelling. Expect to cross the Escalante River four times if coming down via Fence Canyon. The depth of the muddy Escalante is typically one or three feet deep depending on the season and when the last rain was. I've had it to myself every time I've gone. www.yourhikeguide.com

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Devils Garden
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76 Completed 76 Reviews

Great little stop on the way to or from the premier hikes off Hole in the Rock Road. Suitable for all ages. Contains two arches, Mano Arch, and the small but photogenic Metate Arch. I highly recommend stopping here. www.yourhikeguide.com

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