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Peekaboo Gulch

Escalante River, Escalante, UT
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Plenty of Fun in Peekaboo!

Between Spooky and Peekabo Gulch, this is the easier of the two. If you have time, do both! But... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Salt Lake City, Utah
Easy to get lost

Hello. My family and I visited the Spooky Gulch area this past week, and feel that critical changes... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Ashburn, Virginia
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“slot canyon” (74 reviews)
“peek a boo” (27 reviews)
“dirt road” (18 reviews)
Escalante River, Escalante, UT
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Between Spooky and Peekabo Gulch, this is the easier of the two. If you have time, do both! But if you are short on time, I'd recommend Spooky - it's more of a slot canyon. However, if you have persons who are afraid of tight...More

Thank 64Aviator
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Hello. My family and I visited the Spooky Gulch area this past week, and feel that critical changes are needed for safety. This trail proved VERY difficult, as the trail is so POORLY marked (scattered cairns, no arrows, no signage, etc). There is NOTHING to...More

1  Thank bayleigh12
Reviewed 29 June 2017

My sons and I had a wonderful experience in these breathtaking slot canyons. They were unlike anything we have ever seen--breathtakingly beautiful, every turn deserved a new photo. The challenge of climbing through them with my boys (and helping each other) was fun and made...More

8  Thank Ramssee
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Such a fun hike good for families this is one of the most popular and easy hikes, Hardest part is climbing in. Go early we left town at 8 and had the whole place to ourselves.

1  Thank Pam S
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Not as tight a fit as it's neighbor Spooky (see review of Spooky). Just gorgeous rock formations and a challenge that is exciting. Not for claustrophobic or obese or younger than 11 or 12--daring and fun.

Thank CulturesQuest
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

This adventure will take longer than you think and it will be hotter than forecast! With that said here are a couple of tips: 1) The maps show you have to turn right after hitting the main wash from the hike in but in fact...More

1  Thank Jason C
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Don't be fooled. The initial hurdle may be difficult, but it's definitely not the only one. You'll find it easier, perhaps, to join up with other hikers to help one another out. It's worth the sense of accomplishment -- at least it was for this...More

1  Thank Caffeinated_Lisa
Reviewed 28 May 2017

From UT 12 in Escalante, turn onto Hole-in-the-Rock Road. Travel ~ 26 miles down this unpaved, dirt road until you get to Dry Fork Road (252) on the left. Go down this road about .7 miles and take a left. Follow this rough road(very slowly)...More

Thank maloney1969
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The road is narrow and sandy so you should know something about 4 wheeling and have good tires. Pick up maps at the BLM and ask the tour guides you encounter which road is best TODAY. Watch the sky as no one wants to get...More

Thank KCinCO123
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

I loved climbing through this slot canyon. It is a 26 mile something very rough road to drive to the main trail head. This is not an easily marked trail. You really need to do your research or work with a local to pin point...More

Thank msuhich
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Steven R
1 May 2017|
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Response from suzieFortCollins | Reviewed this property |
Yes, no problem. Just don't go if there is a thunder storm coming .if u r going to do the loop be aware coming out of Spooky is a 25 ft rock scramble up and out. And peekaboo has a a 20 ft up at the entrance
Steven R
1 May 2017|
Response from Steven R |
Can you get though the peekaboo and gulch slots in the month on May?
22 June 2016|
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Response from sixutefans | Reviewed this property |
Don't psych yourself out. You are going to be absolutely fine on this adventure! First of all, there is a very good chance you'll be able to follow other hikers the entire journey. If not, print out directions from the... More