Calf Creek Falls; Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Where to fly: Salt Lake City International Airport
The Calf Creek Falls are only one enchanting part of the Grand Staircase-Escalante area, which offers some of the most impressive desert scenery in all of the country. To get to the base of the falls, hikers have to pass through beaver ponds and pre-historic rock art sites en route to the waterfall.
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