We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Awesome slot hikes!”
Review of Peekaboo Gulch

Peekaboo Gulch
Ranked #4 of 28 things to do in Escalante
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 24, 2014

Depending on your skill level and your comfort level, you can do several different hikes from here. The hike down is marked by rock cairns so pay attention so you don't get off trail. It can be a little steep going down to the canyon so wear appropriate shoes. Peek-A-Boo is a little more challenging, and has some narrow slots and usually water so again, make sure you have the right shoes. Beautiful! Bring your camera!

Thank schmidtgirl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (218)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

137 - 141 of 218 reviews

Reviewed July 23, 2014

There was water in the first few catch basins - it had been there a while and stunk, but the hike was worth it. We needed at least two people for help getting through the water and up the first few obstacles. A climbing rope would have been helpful.

Thank GrantS106
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 15, 2014

What an amazing experience - we just loved it. We booked our tour through Utah Canyons and Mark our guide was fantastic. The track to get to the canyons is not that easy to see if you don't know where you are going, also we hadn't done any rock climbing or canyoning before so decided a guide was the way to go. Mark showed us where to put our hands and feet to get up the rocks. At one place we had our feet against one wall and our backs against the other and just inched our way up. Once you know what you're doing it is not that hard but without him I doubt we would have gotten very far at all.

We went up Spooky and back down Peekaboo. Seeing people struggling to get up the start of Peekaboo I think the way we did it was easier. We were advised to wear long pants to avoid scuffs to the knees and shins, which as my husband found out, you do get a few scuffs if wearing shorts.

Going up through Spooky there were a couple of tricky bits to get up but with Mark's guidance it wasn't a problem. The way the rock twists and turns is stunning and the narrow areas really are narrow. Even though it was narrow because it was so tall it wasn't really claustrophobic. With every twist and turn of the canyon it gets more spectacular. Coming down through Peekaboo there are some beautiful arches you go through and at one point you climb down through a hole it the rock. The climb down out of Peekaboo is quite a drop but once again with Marks guidance was not a problem.

We had a picnic lunch in the shade then walked out through the dry fork of Coyote Gulch, which was wider than the other two canyons.

1  Thank taylor_7hb
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you like an adventure, this is it. You have to climb through the slot canyon and get through small pools of water to get through this. I've been to multiple national parks with canyons, great hikes and forests but nothing beats this. This is by far the best thing I've seen and hiked through. This isn't for children. The hike and climbs aren't easy. Definitely go with a partner. There are areas that you can potentially get stuck and not be able to get out. Those are mostly in the pool areas where the slippery mud beneath makes it hard to get a grip to get up to the next step. There are also some big rocks/boulders that blocks the path in the Spooky canyon. There are different ways to get around it. Gotta be creative to get through it. Have fun!

Thank Eric Y
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 5, 2014

the climb up into the gulch was a bit challenging as the smooth rock is so slippery but once up inside the 2nd climb its easier going, you crawl under arches and over boulders etc
be aware that the dry fork of coyote gulch was the 1st canyon we encountered after walking down from the carpark, and peekaboo is further down

Thank Juliaguliadavies
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Peekaboo Gulch also viewed


Been to Peekaboo Gulch? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing