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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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Peek-A-Boo Gulch is incredible. Its a 2 1/2 mile hike into the area to access 4 slot canyons (dry gulch, peek-a-boo, spooky and brimstone gulch) the entry into peek-a-boo is a... read more

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Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the highlight of three slots close together on dry wash. The hole in the rock road will rattle your sedan severely. Washboard route best for pickups or jeeps but OK for autos if you drive slow. As expected, one auto had driven passed a sign that said "high clearance vehicles only beyond here" and had damaged the underside.... More 

1 Thank Tom W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Peek-A-Boo Gulch is incredible. Its a 2 1/2 mile hike into the area to access 4 slot canyons (dry gulch, peek-a-boo, spooky and brimstone gulch) the entry into peek-a-boo is a little difficult because you have to climb up. It will be easy for children 7+ years old. I do not recommend taking a dog because the slot is narrow... More 

2 Thank 1466martin
Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

I loved this hike, I was only sorry that we didn't have time to hike Spooky as well because it was getting dark. It's a long drive in on a bumpy road but well worth it. It's a tight fit and I had to take my backpack off at one point to squeeze through. It is a hike down into... More 

Thank Mommiex4plus1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Most people do the two slot canyons as a loop trail, it makes the most sense as a round trip to the parking lot. The road down to the slots was dirt/washerboard, but not at all a problem for a standard car. There are two parking lots, the one closer is much easier to get to with a high clearance... More 

Thank Adventuringemily
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 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 

Thank Mark B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

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 October 22, 2016

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 October 21, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

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 September 23, 2016

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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