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Calf Creek Falls is an easy 6-mi round-trip hike from the trailhead at Calf Creek Recreation Area. At the end of the trail, a large waterfall explodes over a cliff hundreds of feet above. 8 mi south of Boulder on Rte. 12, Boulder, UT, 84726.
If you want to take a few days to hike and backpack in Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument, let the professionals at Escalante Canyon Outfitters guide you. Founded in 1991 by a husband-and-wife team with extensive knowledge of the area, the service provides some gear and all meals. 842 W. Rte. 12, Boulder, UT, 84716. 888/326–4453. www.ecohike.com.
Explore the slot canyons in the Boulder vicinity during the spring and fall on three to six individual day trips with Earth Tours Boulder, UT. 435/691–1241. www.earth-tours.com.