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Peekaboo Gulch

Escalante River, Escalante, UT
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Gorgeous Features, Too Many People

The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument has been loved to death in a few specific... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Escalante, Utah
via mobile
Gorgeous slots, but not exactly as advertised

We hiked the Dry Fork Narrows first, which are often overlooked but are quite stunning on their... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Csu R
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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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“slot canyon” (75 reviews)
“dry fork” (18 reviews)
Escalante River, Escalante, UT
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument has been loved to death in a few specific places. Peekaboo and Spooky Gulch are striking erosional features however what is more striking is the amount of people who crowd into these narrow slit canyons. There are limitless slot...More

2  Thank RangerNate
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We hiked the Dry Fork Narrows first, which are often overlooked but are quite stunning on their own. We got a kick out of the challenge of knee-deep water & mud at the entrance to Peek A Boo, and the small crowd that gathered to...More

Thank Csu R
Reviewed 3 October 2017

You do need to be a bit agile. Can be difficult to access. Very awesome yet you can just imagine all the water that zips through the gulch. BEAUTIFUL !

Thank kenbob13
Reviewed 24 September 2017

My daughter and I just came back from the Grand Staircase of the Escalante National Monument. We completed the Peekaboo- Spooky gulch loop. I don't think I could have done either one without her. Peekaboo has a 10 ft wall you have to climb to...More

2  Thank Cynthia H
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I would highly recommend going to peekaboo if you are in Escalante. It's a bit of drive on backroads but worth it for this experience. Bring lots of water and be prepared to climb.

1  Thank brianne r
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

1  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

5  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

21  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 5 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
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Steven R
30 April 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
30 April 2017|
Response from Steven R |
Can you get though the peekaboo and gulch slots in the month on May?
21 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