Gay Beach/Swimming Holes

Calf Creek ~ Upper Falls

Boulder, UT
United States
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Some or all of the pools may be too shallow to swim late in season. This is almost exclusively used by gay men, most of whom swim and sunbathe nude. Because of the difficulty getting here you typically will see very few folks here. From Bryce Canyon N.P. take RT 12 to the northeast until you get to Calf Creek Recreation Area (well signed). To get to trailhead, continue on RT 12 east (past the Calf Creek Recreation Area/Campground). Before you get to Boulder, look sharply for the unmarked dirt road to the trail head located on the north (left) side of the road between mile markers 80 and 81. A good landmark indicating that you have the right road is a large black boulder with a wide white stripe that sits on the right side of the entrance to the road. It is less than 0.25 mile to the trail head on the dirt road which is very rough, sandy, and recommended for high clearance vehicles only. Park and walk if this road is too rough. The hike begins on the canyon rim and makes a 500-foot descent down steep slickrock to a sandy trail visible at the bottom of the slope. As you approach the creek, the trail splits. The left side of the fork follows a trail down slickrock ledges and leads to the base of the falls. The right fork stays high and leads to the top of the falls.

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