These magnificent hikes, located in the Dry Fork area of the Grand Staircase—Escalante National Monument area, can be done individually, but they make for a killer loop you can tackle in one afternoon of adventure. From the trailhead, get into Dry Fork Wash via moderate scrambling down some short cliffs and following cairns as needed. There are hand and foot cut-outs in the rock to help you get up and into the canyon. Once you leave Peek-a-Boo, keep hiking longer than you think you should, most likely until you come to a juniper tree, then follow the trail and cairns leading to the right and the entrance of Spooky Gulch. Scramble down a mellow rock face to get into the canyon.
Appears peek a boo may have had a recent rock slide? Took the route clock wise and on the second canyon peek a boo? Just a heads up because you think your not in the right place.
I did this hike Oct The steep descent over fairly slick rock to the bottom of the wash was a bit tricky for me. We then took off toward canyons we thought was Slot but ended up being and different Canyon.
It was still beautiful and a nice hike. It is one of the most memorable hikes of my life. To read about the narrow passageways is one thing but to actually be there is something else entirely. Save peek juice for the hike back to the parking lot and the steep ascent. Great trail with beautiful boo Would recommend to anyone traveling with a dog! Cairns are easy to follow and trails are clear.
The Dry Forkwash, and trail down to the slot canyons was fun with our dog a medium sized, very athletic pupperbut would definitely not take map pup on Peek-A-Boo or Spooky trails.
We had to carry and lift him in a lot of tricky places. Awesome photos, though! Amazing trail!
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I went early November and the bko were dried out, so normal shoes would work well. The slots get very narrow at points and decent climbing ability is required, so be prepared! I only passed a few groups of people, too. We did Peek-a-boo and Spooky with our 4 kids 9,7,5,3 and had a blast! One of our favorite hikes ever! We had to help the kids over and under boulders but other then that they handled the slots well.
Drive in was long but the road was in better shape then we thought from reading previous reviews. Had an absolute blast! A great time. Leave your trekking poles home and carry as little as possible in your pack as the squeezes are tight and the scrambles a bit of a challenge.
Very cool hike. Don't bother with trekking poles, leave them and all extras at home as you're going to be squeezing through little caynons. Bring plenty of water, as there's nowhere to filter along the way. I had a small rental ford fiesta and it took me 2 hours to get to the trailhead.
Peekaboo was a breeze after the climb up. Spooky was much more narrow and a little scrambly in parts. Would not recommend bringing a large bag for spooky. After exiting Slor look for the cairn that will be straight ahead don't go right like I cantons. You'll continue straight across the wash and make your way back to Peek-A-Boo and then back to the parking lot.
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Rate Difficulty Easy. Extremely Difficult. Save Check-In. Check In Check-Ins Sep 20, Spooky gets tight and you have to brace yourself in a few areas! Well worth the trek — 2h peei. We did this just at the wrong time of day. It was about 80 degrees out. This hike is totally worth the drive. Bring lots of water.From the parking lot, head down the slick rock. Follow the cairns until you end up at the mouth of Peek-A-Boo (you'll see a larger slot canyon before Peek-A-Boo). You can identify Peek-A-Boo by the stacked rocks and the hand and footholds carved into the sandstone in order to climb up into the canyon. Enjoy the journey through Peek-A-Boo/5(32). May 11, · HIKING PEEK-A-BOO & SPOOKY GULCH SLOT CANYONS. Hiking Peek-a-Boo and Spooky slot canyons is basically a loop between the two canyons. You come to Peek-a-Boo first, hike up that canyon, and then take a short trail that connects to the top of Spooky to hike down that canyon. Unlike many of the Escalante-area slot canyons, Peek-a-Boo and Spooky Gulch require zero technical gear or know-how—although it requires some navigational and rock-scrambling skill. Peek-A-Boo is a slot and corkscrew, and Spooky Gulch is a narrow slot canyon.
Jul 8, Amazing slot canyon! Go clockwise 5. May 16, Absolute fun! Otherwise you'll need some assistance. This was one of my most favorite slot canyon hikes in all of Utah.
Go counter clockwise for the most challenging experience. LOVED it.
Excellent hike. So much fun. Be prepared to scramble and take lots of water.
Emily and Sarah! Took the dog, took the kids, had the time of our lives! I got spooked cause of all the people going both ways into slot Up Peek-a-boo and down the choke-stone it gets harder to navigate every year to descend Spooky. Fun stuff!
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Did Spooky to Peekaboo, because being short, Pfek had trouble entering Peekaboo. Spooky Gulch is a short slot canyon hike in the Grand Staircase-Escalante area, located on the Hole-in-the-Rock Road, 26 miles south of the town of Escalante.
Spooky is well-named and pretty famous for how dark it gets when deep in a slot, and for the panic-inspiring quality of its extremely narrow walls.
In order to reach Spooky Gulch, visitors should drive the 26 miles down the Hole-in-the-Rock Road off of Highway 12, until they find the Dry Fork Road, heading northeast into the desert.
The Dry Fork turnoff branches after only a few hundred yards, and visitors need to stay left in order to reach the Dry Fork overlook. Spooky can be combined with Peek-a-boo Gulch to make a fun loop hike.
Peek-A-Boo & Spooky Slot Canyons Hiking Trail, Escalante, Utah
The recommended route is to take Peek-a-boo Gulch first, scrambling north up through its depths, and upon exiting, hiking overland to the east for half a mile pek the wide streambed above Spooky Gulch is reached.
From there, follow Spooky back down to Dry Fork, and then hike back to the overlook. The total loop route is about 3.