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Peekaboo Gulch

Escalante River, Escalante, UT
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Ranked #4 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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Morrinsville, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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53 helpful votes 53 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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8 helpful votes 8 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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18 attraction reviews
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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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Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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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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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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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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