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Peekaboo Gulch

Escalante River, Escalante, UT
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Ranked #3 of 18 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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Roy, Utah
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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29 helpful votes 29 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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27 helpful votes 27 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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Lethbridge, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This review is actually for Spooky Gulch (which is a short walk from Peek a Boo Gulch). We had an easy drive out on Hole in the Rock Road--it is really dusty but actually quite driveable. About 44km from Hwy 12 is a little sign for the turn out to Dry Fork Gulch. At the small parking lot you are... More

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Syracuse, NY
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62 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

After driving 26 miles on a washboard dirt road, there's a small parking area which we opted for to avoid the rougher last mile. You follow cairns into the Dry Fork Coyote Gulch. Peekaboo is identified by a few rocks at the bottom, about 12 feet climb with small hand and foot holds up to the oval opening. There were... More

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Morrinsville, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Peekaboo Gulch is the most amazing slot canyon we have been into. It is a bit challenging getting up into it but is so worth it and simply amazing. The information from the Visitor Centre states to go into Peekaboo and return the same way and then continue down the dry river bed to Spooky Gulch. We met some people... More

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MA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
18 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We headed to the area down the Hole in the Rock Road which had washboard but was not as bad as we had thought. About mile 25 is the turn onto dry fork which takes you to the trail head. We followed the cairns down (which can get a little hard to track in some places) and then followed the... More

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Port Orchard, Washington
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were not at all prepared for the rock climbing involved with this canyon. I will admit that it was one of the more wonderful hikes that we've been on. I probably could have been in 'better' shape than what I am, but I managed. Would love to do it again with our children.

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Eugene, Oregon
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Depending on your skill level and your comfort level, you can do several different hikes from here. The hike down is marked by rock cairns so pay attention so you don't get off trail. It can be a little steep going down to the canyon so wear appropriate shoes. Peek-A-Boo is a little more challenging, and has some narrow slots... More

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Orem, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

There was water in the first few catch basins - it had been there a while and stunk, but the hike was worth it. We needed at least two people for help getting through the water and up the first few obstacles. A climbing rope would have been helpful.

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