Apr 5, 2011

Peek-a-Boo & Spooky Slot Canyons

Click the title to see video of Peek-a-Boo Slot Canyon in Escalante, UT

Weather in Escalante is starting to really be nice. It was about 65 degrees most of the day -- perfect for hiking. I took a group of friends to Peek-a-Boo and Spooky Gulch, and although it was a bit windy, we had a great time, and the temperature was perfect. These are some of the best examples of slot canyons in the area, and you don't need a guide to have a great hike. Peek-a-Boo and Spooky are a 'must see' as you tour the Escalante area.

Peek-a-Boo is pure fun; it requires scrambling up ledges, under overhangs and into arches. Spooky is deeper, darker and tighter. It is the narrowest canyon "normal" people can hike through. Everyone will have to turn sideways and scoot to make it through. Folks will will find their chests and backs rub against the canyon walls as they scoot through, and some will have to suck-in to squirm through. The normal loop is to go up Peek-a-Boo and down through Spooky. The loop is a moderate hike of about 3 miles total. It is a great family hike; however, younger children might need help climbing over rocks. It is usually dry, but there could be water in potholes for a few days after rainstorms.
Never enter a slot canyon when there is any danger of rain anywhere in the area.

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