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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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Claustrophobic, Thrilling, Awesome

I hired the services of a guide as I'm a solo traveller and a poor navigator in backcountry trails. This hike was truly mind blowing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2014
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Somerset, New Jersey
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Somerset, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I hired the services of a guide as I'm a solo traveller and a poor navigator in backcountry trails. This hike was truly mind blowing.

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can see the Rockies
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

easy to find. fun to go through. Exciting and different from anything I 've seen. Create photo opps but the light is tricky.

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Golden, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We drove the 26 mile dirt road to get to Peekaboo Gulch. We had kids ages 8,9,10. We all enjoyed hiking through the slot canyons so much that we ended up doing it two days in a row. What a neat experience!

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Hong Kong, China
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259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We arrived to be met by a 12 foot sheer climb and a woman stuck. We helped her down and then with the help of others climbed up to be met by more climbing and huge pools of water at the first entrances. My wife wisely chose to stop and not proceed further. I went on with a group of... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Despite the 50+ minute drive down Hole-in-the-Rock road, the trip to Peekaboo gulch was really amazing. I love walking down the slickrock trail to get there, the steps up into the slot canyon, and taking my time to crawl, stretch, and slither through the canyon. This canyon definitely sparked a craving to seek out more slot canyons in the future.

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montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

There seemed to be confusion as to which canyon was which while I was there but according to the map I looked at when I left Peek-a-Boo is the southern tight twisting one and Spooky the northern easy one. If my map was wrong my apologies. Getting up into Peek-a-Boo was challenging but it is SO worth doing. I went... More 

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SLC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

If you have never explored a slot canyon before, this is a treat! Narrow passages that are fun to squeeze through and photograph well (hey, it could pass for the famous & expensive Antelope Canyon), arches and fins and potholes, all look great. But you have to be rather athletic to make the whole trip (or have somebody there to... More 

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Upland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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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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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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