This is a combination day of walking and driving that will give you views of nature’s power. You’ll travel from the Slot Canyons Inn past Escalante just a few miles and then descend into a canyon where Calf Creek has carved much of what you’ll see. Native American Indians were frequent inhabitants of this area and you may see ancient food storage locations (granaries), or even ancient pictographs or Petroglyphs.
Pictographs - painted on a rock.
Petroglyphs - carved or scratched into the rock face.
Park your car in the campground area and you may walk along the creek (2.5 miles) to a 136 feet high waterfall. Beaver’s have dammed up many spots on the creek and you’ll see plenty of fish in the shadows. An optional hike (shorter – 1 mile each direction) is the one to Upper Calf Creek Falls (ask us about this). From here you may venture further up Scenic Byway 12 along what is known as the “Hogsback”. Along this part of the road the canyons drop off on either side for approximately 1,000 feet. Remember this is beautifully paved road with many turn-outs for taking pictures. Just a short drive up the road you’ll turn off to the left (west – graded dirt road) and follow the road across Hells Backbone bridge and circle through the forest and come around again to the town of Escalante.