I stopped at the Calf Creek Campground and Recreation Area in Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument in southern Utah for two reasons. First, I had met the couple who are working there for the summer as campground hosts while I was visiting Capitol Reef National Park earlier in the week (they were also visiting that Park on their day off). They said I should stop in and see them while touring the Monument. I did so, and spent about a half hour visiting with them there.
Secondly, a young lady where I was buying provisions in Richfield, near where I was staying in Joseph said that I should stop at Calf Creek to see the beautiful waterfall. I wasn’t willing to hike the 3 miles in to see it up close but the campground hosts told me how to see it from a vantage point just a short walk off the highway, high above. I tried, but just couldn’t spot where it was. The pictures I found later online are very nice and I wish I could have seen it firsthand, even if only from a distance.
After leaving the campground here are some of the things I saw before leaving the portion of the Monument I had seen today (I’ll be touring the southern portion of this huge Monument in about a week when I am staying in Kanab, UT).