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Sixth Time for Peekaboo-Spooky Loop, LOVE IT.

For the last 30 years I have traveled to Escalante and have hiked the Peek-a-boo and Spooky Gulch... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Paul Vicki S
Houston, Texas
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Well worth the trip

This was probably the best part of our trip to the National Parks in Utah. You definitely need an... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Sabena Y
Yorktown, Virginia
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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...more
Escalante River, Escalante, UT
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For the last 30 years I have traveled to Escalante and have hiked the Peek-a-boo and Spooky Gulch loops. It truly is a bucket list item, but only if you are relatively fit and not overweight. It is getting harder to do in my mid...More

2  Thank Paul Vicki S
Reviewed 22 July 2018

This was probably the best part of our trip to the National Parks in Utah. You definitely need an SUV (preferably with all wheel drive capability) to make your way out here along Hole in the Rock Rd. We saw a whole bumper of what...More

2  Thank Sabena Y
Reviewed 3 July 2018

We did the Peekaboo Gulch followed by the Spooky Gulch. Both were so much fun and definitely worth it. A little hard to navigate at some points but most will have no problem unless you are claustrophobic.

Thank Gwyn1015
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Great time in these slot canyons. The road here will take you a while. It’s rough but not terrible. Bring plenty of water if you’re doing them in the summer. A highlight of our Utah National Parks road trip.

Thank John Y
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Peekaboo Gulch is one of my FAVORITE places to go to in the area of southern Utah. It is a Beautiful Slot Canyon and I know anyone who goes there will enjoy it.

4  Thank Beadreaming
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

You don't need me to tell you this hike is awesome or how narrow/tight the canyons are. But I want to share some lessons learned so you avoid our mistakes. 1. You need four wheel drive and lots of time to get to and from....More

3  Thank carenwelker
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We did this hike by combining it with Spooky. There is a faintly marked trail from the end of Peek-a-boo over to Spooky. Would definitely recommend this hike. Note that getting into Peek-a-boo can be a bit tricky. There is an 8'-10' climb up into...More

3  Thank David S
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Word of warning: don't put Peekaboo into your gps - mine kept trying to send us to Bryce. We stopped at the Escalante visitors center and picked up a map (not super helpful, but it got us to the right road. It will take you...More

3  Thank travelbug31589
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

This is almost a must to see. You reach the gulch after 26mi on the off road of hwy 12. then it’s another 1,7mi to the parking spot. Here you need a SUV high clearance car. The last road is rough and sandy. There is...More

1  Thank Reisefee12
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Peek-A-Boo does require a little climbing over rocks but it's not terribly difficult. Granted, this changes occasionally with flash floods that either deposit sand or wash it away. It's still a good idea to wear long pants and a long sleeve shirt. You can combine...More

2  Thank kfountain44
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Steven R
1 May 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
1 May 2017|
Response from Steven R |
Can you get though the peekaboo and gulch slots in the month on May?
22 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