Towering waterfalls breathe life into our already amazing hikes, and this one is sure to stop you in your tracks. Calf Creek Falls in Utah are home to mammoth cascading crystal waters. You can hike to the lower or upper areas and check out some seriously jaw-dropping views of the gorgeous natural formations.

Tucked away in the Grand Staircase at Escalante National Monument in Utah, the colossal Calf Creek Falls are a must while hiking the park.

Part of what makes this particular hike so special is the dreamy landmarks on the way to the water.

You can walk the 3-mile one-way trail, which is mostly flat, past beaver dams, and even a massive pictograph on the red stones.

If you go during wildflower season, you'll even see whimsical blooms all around the path. Parts of the trail take you through deep sand, but if you ask us, that's just a free calf-workout.

When you finally reach the falls, you can stand in the pool underneath and let the mist from the water cool you off.

The lower falls climb 126-feet in the air, while the upper falls sit at 88-feet, and both are magnificent.

While the lower portion is easy to reach, both are worth the trip, and when you arrive, you can take a swim or simply snap some seriously incredible photos of the falls.

The green mineral stains sitting on top of the orange sandstone backdrop make it look like it's from another planet.

It costs $5 per vehicle to park in the lot near the trailhead. From there, you can make your way to the actual path.

You can even bring your furry friend along for the adventure since the area is pet friendly, as long as they remain on a leash.

Finding new epic waterfalls to visit while we explore the great outdoors is practically a hobby, and this one is definitely at the top of the list.

Calf Creek Falls

Difficulty: Moderate

Length: 3-miles

Location: Latitude: 37.793186, Longitude: -111.413820

Why You Need To Go: You can visit these colossal falls that look like something from a prehistoric landscape.


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