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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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slot canyon

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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133 reviews 133 reviews
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Been here few times now and still made it through 10 and 20 years later! It's spectacularly narrow, fun and beautiful. There are two adjacent slot canyons, Dry and spooky gulch. Dry is super easy.

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san antonio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Peek a Boo and Spooky slot canyons are fun, beautiful, and unique. But challenging I must add. I am in good shape for my age but I found the climb through Peek a Boo very hard. Fortunately there were several athletic young men who helped pull me up the steepest of the rock faces, I don't think I would have... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a fantastic place, there are really no words great enough to describe how awesome it is. Will require a fair amount of physical exertion, so it is not for everyone.

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