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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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Amazing slot canyon

Our group of 13 women and one man climbed up the 15 foot sandstone wall to Peekaboo slot canyon. It was my first experience in a narrow slot canyon. It was beautiful with narrow... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Our group of 13 women and one man climbed up the 15 foot sandstone wall to Peekaboo slot canyon. It was my first experience in a narrow slot canyon. It was beautiful with narrow passages. A pool of knee-high water presented a challenge, but the group leader was a big assist in getting us up. A very memorable trip. Don't... More 

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a medium length slot with no choke stones and nothing but simple walking. It's not far from the parking lot and it exits on the desert within sight of the starting point. Great for the whole family. Also next door is Spooky, a slightly more technical slot for those who don't want to get right back in the... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The slot canyon is a great stop off of Hole in the Rock Rd. Great fun climbing around the bends and scrambling though. Wear accent shoes or some other good grip shoe and your best used clothing (your shirt/pants will get some tears).

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A busy place. Easier to negotiate than Spooky Gulch. Some climbing skill on sandy slick rock will make for a safer experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Worth the hike in. My first slot canyon. Entrance was difficult, but worth it. You don't want to turn back, once you get in the slot canyon. Stick with it, even when you come to an open area where you can get out. No dogs, please.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This hike is best done with a high clearance vehicle which will take you to the trailhead instead of having to walk an additional mile from the passenger car parking lot. There were probably 20 vehicles at the trailhead and 10 in the car lot when we went. The trail itself is well marked with cairns and although it's slightly... More 

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Peekaboo Slot Canyon is pretty cool - it has a very interesting set of arches at its downstream end. Try to combine this with Spooky Slot for a good day trip.

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Castaic, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The road to get you there is a 26 mile each way bumpy dirt washboard road. It's a slow uncomfortable drive but worth the hike through the about 1/2 mile long slot canyon. The hardest part is getting into the entrance which is about 7 or 8 ' off the ground opening. Take a camera. Towards the last third, it... More 

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Lehi, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We ran into many families hiking Peekaboo Gulch and the nearby Spooky Gulch. It was about a 3 1/2 mile round trip hike from the parking lot. My 11 yr old complains about hiking, but we didn't hear one negative comment from her the entire time we were hiking the slot canyons - she loved them and asked if she... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Peekaboo Gulch is very popular slot canyon highly rated for fun and a little challenging for families and all ages from 7 to 70 (approximately!). There are lots of descriptions here of how to get to Peekaboo and some of the challenges faced there. Less frequently described is how to complete the loop though Spooky Gulch and back to Coyote... More 

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