Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

It did not cost to enter this park. There is a lot to see and again, we could have spend an entire week here. However, the campsites were all taken. 

We heard Calf Creek Falls was the place to go. This is the only area of the park that we know of that has a Day Use Fee. The Day use fee is $5 and 100% worth it. This may have been my favorite destination of the entire trip. 

Here’s are some views from the trail: 

You can see desert roses and different wildlife. There rocks were magnificent. Trail was about 3 miles each way. It was an easy hike except for the heat. 

Once we saw this view, we knew we’d come to the right place:

Calf Creek Falls. 

The falls are said to be about 126 feet tall. It was gorgeous. 

There were quite a few people so it was tough to get clear shots without having to edit them out. 

We stayed for a little while and decided to jump in. That lasted about four seconds. It was refreshing and we were ready to take the hot journey back to the trail head. 

We drove further into the park and followed signs for the Devil’s Garden.

The formations were fun to see. We walked around the park until the sunset.

We would have moved on further but the road was so rough, we turned back and went back to the main road. 

This is when we made a rash decision. We found a cheap hotel near Zion National Park. We had heard all of the praise about Zion and how amazing it was, so we decided to go. This turned out to be a mistake. We can explain. Read about our time at Zion National Park here

Zion National Park


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