Under cloudy skies with an expectation of snow we left Escalante for the Calf Creek Recreation Area and Calf Creek Trail.
A very popular 6 mile round trip hike takes one past a couple granaries and pictographs to a spectacular falls.
We were early enough on the trail that we passed one other group then had the rest of the outbound hike (and the falls) to ourselves.
The falls were definitely the main attraction.
On the way back to the trailhead we passed all the hordes hiking in and were glad we’d gotten an earlier start.
Our next stop was Capitol Reef National Park, but the drive through Boulder, UT showed just how cold it had gotten.