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Peekaboo Gulch

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Address: Escalante River, Escalante, UT
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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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Peekeboo Gulch is a narrow canyon you can walk through. Its walls are beautifully shaped, a real must see. You will have to take the Hole in the Rock road off number 12 road. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rimsting, Germany
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Rimsting, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peekeboo Gulch is a narrow canyon you can walk through. Its walls are beautifully shaped, a real must see. You will have to take the Hole in the Rock road off number 12 road. The Hole in the Rock road is un unpaved road and we highly recommend to use a 4 wheel drive vehicle. We are travelling in a... More 

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Salt Lake City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun hike! Go early in the day our hike out was a bit rough with the afternoon sun overhead. Connects with Spooky for good loop hike.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is one of unique places on the planet. The power of water has carved this canyon into one of the most beautiful pieces of rock formation. I have ever seen. The road to the site is a well maintained dirt road. The hike down is easy, its a little bit of a challenge coming back out.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peek-a-boo was a blast! There is a nice hike down to Peek-a-boo and Spooky slot canyons - remember: whatever goes down, must come up... The hike back up at mid-day with high heat was draining (me at age 55 and fairly fit), especially after hiking the previous two days to boot. The slot canyon itself was spectacular - great geology,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You need a suitable vehicle to get here. We hired a guide, Jared Nixon of Indigo Day Hikes. He got us two out of shape mid-sixties through, though, and we felt very proud of ourselves by the time we finished. The slot canyons are well worth seeing.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

beautiful walk, steep climb out, I was tired, but it was worth it. I guess it can be crowded, but it was not for us.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

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 July 10, 2016

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 July 3, 2016 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 July 2, 2016

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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