Lower Calf Creek Falls
Over the last four months we have hiked to a lot of waterfalls. Tucson had some of my favorites! Lower Calf Creek Waterfall was the easiest to get to. The drive along Highway 12 to get to the hike was amazing!!
This hike was 6.2 miles with around 600′ elevation gain, so fairly easy. We saw some pictographs across the canyon along the way. Three large figures were painted on a cliff wall with red pigment. Nobody is sure exactly what the figures are trying to tell us, maybe they are depicting a religious ceremony? The area was inhabited by the ancient Fremont Culture from AD 700 to AD 1300 and the art is thought to be theirs.
The 126′ falls were in full force with a lot of water coming down and spectacular to see. I waded out and then dove down under. IT. WAS. COLD!
Bighorn Slot Canyon
After having so much fun exploring Zebra and Tunnel Slot Canyons, we decided to hike Bighorn Slot Canyon. This was around 7 miles and relatively flat, though we did take time to climb up out of the wash and get a top down view of the slots and all the cool sandstone formations surrounding. The swirls and stripes kept me ooohing and aweing.