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Peekaboo Gulch

Escalante River, Escalante, UT
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Ranked #3 of 19 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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Upland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

If you're adventurous don't miss the narrows on this hike! If you're able, do the whole loop but be ready for some climbing and squeezing through the narrows.

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Menlo Park, California
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Peekaboo Gulch is a short, beautiful and extremely interesting slot canyon, a modest hike from a trailhead that is 27.7 miles down the graded dirt road called Hole-in-the-Rock Road. The hike from the trailhead down to Peekaboo is fairly easy, and you can have great fun exploring the main wash and Peekaboo, or make a loop with Peekaboo Canyon and... More

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VANCOUVER
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4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Difficult to get started. But it was fun. Getting there could be tricky. Better have an ATV or high clearance vehicle. Spooky slot canyon was also very fun and do-able.

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Peek-a-Boo and Spooky Slot Canyons were my favorite hikes in this area with Spooky being my favorite slot canyon. Although we went early as the temps were expected to be in the mid to high 80s, it was still a little uncomfortable climbing back up in the heat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

You can see something different everyday in Utah and this is different. There are a couple of gulches, this one is narrow, very narrow. It is accessible though without getting into technical stuff and your not claustrophobic.You need to see it! We were advised not to travel if it's been, going to or is raining! Good advice as its 20... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

we spent the whole day going around peekaboo.its a must visit if you are in the area. great fun will be back someday .brilliant.

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Loveland, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We loved this slot canyon. It was a little tricky getting up into it, but we had some help from 3 Hungarians who happened to be there at the same time. We all helped each other into the canyon and had so much fun hiking through it! Not for claustrophobic people! Bring water shoes for the beginning since there is... More

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Roy, Utah
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We had a bit of a struggle getting up to it. But it was so cool, it was worth the effort. Best not to try this alone, as the buddy system is needed, and advised.

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Utah
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We live in Northern Utah, and we will make a day trip every couple of years to come and hike Spooky and Peekaboo. It is a ton of fun. It can be somewhat difficult at times, but that is part of the experience.

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Connecticut
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We did peekaboo and spooky. These were really fun! However, the difficulty was surprising. There was a heavy rain a few days before and thus I think conditions were poor. The climbing parts were slick. We saw many people stuck half way up the climb. There were several deep pools that were challenging to swim through and climb out of.... More

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