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“Excellent slot canyon hike”
Review of Peekaboo Gulch

Peekaboo Gulch
Ranked #4 of 28 things to do in Escalante
Certificate of Excellence
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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 29 May 2014

We had a great hike through Peekaboo then Spooky slots. We went early enough to avoid the heat and had a great time/

Thank mhvero
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Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

Peekaboo and spooky are fantastically fun slots to hike (and to a degree, scramble). Follow the cairns down to the wash and either do both slots going clockwise or counter clockwise. With the former you will encounter peekaboo first.

Peekaboo has several large rocks stacked to assist people climb up to the entrance. Even so, it is easier to have a partner help you up.
This slot has many little twists and turns that keep you entertained throughout and will show you why it is called a slot canyon.
But if you think peekaboo has tight spaces wait until you enter Spooky. It gets even tighter! While peekaboo is prettier, Spooky is more fun with its 10 inch tight spaces and several spots you have to scramble over.

NOTE : I weigh 175 and spooky got really tight in places for me. If you are overweight, you may find it difficult to complete the slots.
Also because there are so many tight spaces carry a very small backpack for water and some snacks. It had a 3 liter camel backpack and I had to carry it in hand especially in Spooky.

These two slots are definite MUSTS when you are in Escalante.

1  Thank highlandertx
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

after doing the narrows at zion, devils garden at arches, I can tell that this is one of a kind trail, its an unique experience that if you are not frighten of been in tight places you have to go. You go to peek a boo first and then to spooky. As a photographer it's best to do in midday, because of the light reflections in the slots canyons, there are perfect lighting in those hours, It took me 4:30 h to do both, with time to stop and take a lot of pictures.

3  Thank pedrovidal_12
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Amazing
Beautiful scenery-trail head at the top of vista
Several people in our group couldn't hike-but were able to go across the top and and watch the rest of us hike
Easy to find-25 miles down Hole in the rock road
Slot canyon is a MUST !!!

Thank phyllis a
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

If you reach the entrance and see the steep wall to climb up be not encouraged - there is a better way if you turn to the left side, walk up the sandy hill and after 20 minutes you see the end of the Slot to your right and you can easy walk down

6  Thank Heinzibub
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