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Peekaboo Gulch

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Address: Escalante River, Escalante, UT

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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Fun slot canyon hike!

We combined Peekaboo with Spooky Gulch. It was Big Bang for your Buck! Short, fun, adventurous. Peekaboo starts out with a climb into it that is challenging for short people. (5... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Kennewick, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Drove hike in rock dirt road to turn off for Peakaboo slot canyon 2 parking lots available, went to second, definitely need high clearance vehicle to go to second parking. Local with ford pinto wiped oil pan in second parking lot, dad had to come with new pan & gasket and change in lot, ugh. Peekaboo canyon is not a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Who Should Go: I would take almost anyone who's not claustrophobic through Peekaboo, though beware that the entrance to the slot canyon will be a challenge for most. I would NOT take babies or toddlers who must be carried, for two reasons: 1. My relatively small backpacking pack scraped several times along the canyon wall (and I am petite). That... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We combined Peekaboo with Spooky Gulch. It was Big Bang for your Buck! Short, fun, adventurous. Peekaboo starts out with a climb into it that is challenging for short people. (5' 3") We thought that at that height or shorter you need someone else to help or something to stand on. But once you get past that obstacle, it was... More 

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newark, delaware
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We did this slot canyon with a guide after finishing Spooky. He said we'd like this better because it wasn't so narrow and didn't require so much climbing up and down. It required plenty of up and down; what made it terrifying was that it was wet and muddy, meaning you could not grip with your feet and hands as... More 

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Republic, MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, make sure you are prepared before doing this or Spooky hike. It is extremely easy to get turned around and lost. You need to be able to read a compass, bring plenty of water and leave with plenty of time to get back before it is dark. The trail is not very well marked, at all. You... More 

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Clarkston, Michigan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After having visited 26 national parks, numerous state parks with hiking and many, many shore excursions on cruises this takes the all time prize for being the worst trail for both car and person. The first 26 miles to get to Peek-A-Boo is a sand washboard mess. The last 1.7 miles is downright impassable and a danger for any vehicle.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

I am not a pro and this was my first slot canyon, but I was completely blown away at how fun this was. I hiked it up and down by myself while my husband waited for me at the entrance. It is easy to miss the entrance though. Once you reach the wide, dry riverbed from the parking lot the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

This is an incredible hike. Go to the visitor center ranger station in Escalante first. I suggest going with a group since you have to scale a few high boulders and come down a few. Someone with a strap or rope makes these few climbs more accesible. The slot areas can get very narrow and if you are claustrophobic this... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Nice slot canyon hike. About 4 miles round trip if you do Spooky slot as well. peekaboo was a fun hike. Cross the Mesa and drop into spooky but about 3/4 through the slot you will encounter some significant boulders you need to scramble over. Not sure if some of these were new but we turned back when we came... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

You will need a 4x4 to get in there but well worth it. Bring water as the hike to walk there is quite strenuous in the heat. The gulch was amazing!! Very cool to walk through it. Would definitely go back here again!

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