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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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Dec 2016

For the adventurous! Google it and do a u-Tube search! This place is not for everybody. We though rly enjoyed it. We visited it in mid-Dec. No other people around. Added on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 December 2016
Richard G
Rockford, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

this place stinks. it's hot and just walking thru some rock. there's no drinking fountains or bathrooms. Mass amounts of tourist like the narrows at Zion

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

For the adventurous! Google it and do a u-Tube search! This place is not for everybody. We though rly enjoyed it. We visited it in mid-Dec. No other people around. Added on Spooky Gulch as well. If you're doing this when days are short, as we did, leave early in the AM to make sure you don't run out of... More 

1 Thank Richard G
Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

From the parking lot, we had a rough time making it down to the Peek-a-boo trail head, so we made our own way down to the right of where most people were going. Anyway, we made it down, and prior to the trail head we saw a geocache ammo box. Has anyone else noticed this? Because we made our own... More 

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Clayton, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Went on a tour for this. What I loved about this was that its not like some of the other slots in the area, By that I mean there was just 4 of us, no one else. No one constantly standing in the way of taking pictures...absolutely no crowds. Its very beautiful. Got some great photos. You will not be... More 

Thank Spencer1952
Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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 

2 Thank Tom W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 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 29 October 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 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 24 October 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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