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Peekaboo Gulch

Escalante River, Escalante, UT
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Ranked #5 of 17 attractions in Escalante
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

What an amazing experience - we just loved it. We booked our tour through Utah Canyons and Mark our guide was fantastic. The track to get to the canyons is not that easy to see if you don't know where you are going, also we hadn't done any rock climbing or canyoning before so decided a guide was the way... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you like an adventure, this is it. You have to climb through the slot canyon and get through small pools of water to get through this. I've been to multiple national parks with canyons, great hikes and forests but nothing beats this. This is by far the best thing I've seen and hiked through. This isn't for children. The... More

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

the climb up into the gulch was a bit challenging as the smooth rock is so slippery but once up inside the 2nd climb its easier going, you crawl under arches and over boulders etc be aware that the dry fork of coyote gulch was the 1st canyon we encountered after walking down from the carpark, and peekaboo is further... More

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Mevasseret Ziyyon, Yerushalayim, Israel
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The visitor guide pamphlet did not prepare us for how challenging it was to get up and over the several "pour offs". We were three fit hikers in our 60's and managed the climbs with a lot of mutual help and laughter. The canyon is gorgeous and very photogenic. We loved it - just be prepared.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Peekabo is a cool little canyon, accessible from the Dry Fork turnoff approx 25 miles down Hole in the Rock road. It can be teamed with nearby Spooky Canyon to create a loop that will take about an hour to 90 mins to complete. Access from the trailhead is down a series of steep hills and cliffs for about three... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Take the Hole in the rock road to the slots and other areas. It is solid washboard so have a good vehicle. 4 people got flats. Combine with Spooky gulch for a great 3-4 hours. Take your time, as it is worth every minute. Brink plenty of water and be in good shape.

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Albany NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

It is one hour drive from Escalante then tiring hike through the desert under the baking sun to the actually entrance of Peekaboo gulch. We would have missed it if we didn't spot the couple trying to get into the hollow high above the ground. So we helped each other to get in. Peekaboo gulch is fun – beautiful and... More

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southern utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had a great hike through Peekaboo then Spooky slots. We went early enough to avoid the heat and had a great time/

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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Peekaboo and spooky are fantastically fun slots to hike (and to a degree, scramble). Follow the cairns down to the wash and either do both slots going clockwise or counter clockwise. With the former you will encounter peekaboo first. Peekaboo has several large rocks stacked to assist people climb up to the entrance. Even so, it is easier to have... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

after doing the narrows at zion, devils garden at arches, I can tell that this is one of a kind trail, its an unique experience that if you are not frighten of been in tight places you have to go. You go to peek a boo first and then to spooky. As a photographer it's best to do in midday,... More

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