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Peekaboo Gulch

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Address: Escalante River, Escalante, UT
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Description: The gulch is most famous because of the last 100 meters, before the...
The gulch is most famous because of the last 100 meters, before the junction with Dry Fork of Coyote Gulch - here the ravine cuts deeper into the sandstone, with a series of interlinked potholes, extravagant swirls and fins of rock, and several arches; these different openings and the many corners and crevices account for the curious name of this canyon.
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Fun hike from beginning to end, challenge is worth it!

A must do hike! The beginning of the hike is pretty difficult, you need to do a steep climb. It helped I had a husband 6 ft 6'', who pulled me up, but its definately a challenge... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A must do hike! The beginning of the hike is pretty difficult, you need to do a steep climb. It helped I had a husband 6 ft 6'', who pulled me up, but its definately a challenge. After the initial climb the rest is not too bad, but you may get a bit muddy unless you do some more challenging... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Beauty makes the pain worthwhile! This is not really difficult stuff, but you want to be in decent shape for it. We hiked up this canyon and I, a 70 year old, had to be pulled up by my son-in-law in one spot. Otherwise I could do it. It is so much fun going through these narrow, water and wind... More 

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Vevay, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We had no trouble finding peekaboo gulch, but climbing into it was challenging. After about 50 yards into the slot canyon, we had to turn back. We needed more people to help us reach some of the heights. Will try again sometime!

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Amazing little canyons, and such a short hike from the road. Getting into the mouth of Peekaboo was a bit of a challenge for our dog, so we reversed the direction and went from the top down.Best to do this in the early morning - better photographs of the arches inside.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Lots of rain in the area recently, so the 12-ft wall entrance into Peekaboo was to slippery for us to enter that way, so we hiked up and around the back of the slot canyon and entered it that way. Got about halfway down before too mud mud and water made it tough to get through. A bit disappointing since... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Southern Utah did not disappoint thats for sure. It was very hot but worth the effort. I definitely will return.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

After a 26 mile drive down a very rough dirt road just to get to the trail head, my wife and 15 year old daughter hiked this primitive trail. The "loop" refers to the addition of Spooky Gulch slot canyon to the Peek-a-boo Canyon hike. It was an exhilarating experience. It is not a long hike as hikes go, about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Must do this. Worth the long drive on a very bumpy road. Tips: after you get to the bottom of the trail down the hill from trail head the canyon immediately to your left is dry gulch. Great slot canyon and easy to navigate. Great for small children or those not physically restrained. The next canyon down the wash on... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The drive to the canyons are pretty brutal along the 26 mile of dirt road, but don't let it put you off! Once you get to the trail its a nice walk to the mouth of the canyon and then it is so much fun walking/climbing through! Inside it really is spectacular and don't forget to take a camera!

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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Really great slot canyon, more easily accessible if you combine it with Spooky Gulch first and make a loop of it. Also include the Dry Wash since it is right there.

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