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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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Great slot canyons, but be prepared!

I just had to review this hike to help other travelers avoid the mistakes I made with my daughter and two teenaged granddaughters in the middle of July. First, go to the BLM... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Maude N
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I just had to review this hike to help other travelers avoid the mistakes I made with my daughter and two teenaged granddaughters in the middle of July. First, go to the BLM office in Escalante and get a map! The trails are marked with cairns, and have no indication of where the trail is going. On our way out,... More 

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Providence Ri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A family group of 13 of us took this hike in July. I strongly recommend not taking it mid summer unless your body is used that south west heat. It was fun and beautiful but we had a scary hike out due to a few members of our group struggling with heat and elevation. Even getting to the trailhead early... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family went to Peekaboo Slot & Spooky Slot. We did this hike on June 21; headed out from High Adventure Rentals at 9am; arrived at Peekaboo just after 10am; high temp for the day was 102deg. The Ride there: it took us just over an hour to reach these two slot canyons (you take Hole in the Rock Rd).... More 

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I took our teenage boys on this hike and it we were certainly not disappointed. You will have to go down about 25 miles of dirt road with the last bit being a bit difficult but doable in our passenger car. From parking you will follow a trail that is marked by rock cairns down the steep... More 

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although it was a rough ride on dirt road, especially the last bit to closer parking, this slot was so worth it. It was challenging for an older adult like me, but teens etc would do it much easier! Unlike anything I've experienced. It is close to either a narrows walk or Spooky slot, which is a different kind of... More 

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Our family loves the outdoors especially discovering new adventures together. This hike is one we will not soon forget. Go and see for yourself!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

I am a 16 year old. This hike is worth the 25 mile hike down bumpy dirt road. You can make it with a passenger vehicle if its not raining but it adds a mile to the hike because you can't drive all the way up to the entrance unless you have like 10 inches of clearance under your car.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

It's a little bit of a drive out here, and it's best to have 4-wheel drive, but it's not hard to find. Pretty much anyone in town can help you find the road. Once there,it's great to have a guide book or stop to talk to any local who might be hiking out. The cairns are not always easy to... More 

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Escalante, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

With the changes in seasons and weather, this hike offers a new experience each time. Though it has become over hiked with hundreds of people tramping the trails and leaving scraps of white paper behind, the challenge and beauty still make it worthwhile.

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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Peekaboo and Spooky are a couple of my favorite slot canyons to hike. There is one tricky spot that you have to either climb up or drop down through some rock jams that can be pretty challenging the first time you do this hike. You will need some help or guidance from someone below. Also, getting up the steep 8'... More 

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