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Epic, but recommend a guide

We read quite a bit about Peek-a-boo and Spooky gulches before attempting them. The short review... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Baltimore, Maryland
Awesome but way more difficult than some reviews suggest

We traveled from Escalante down the hole in the rock road to the trailhead, which was around an... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Cathy M
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Hole in the Rock Road, Escalante, UT
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

We read quite a bit about Peek-a-boo and Spooky gulches before attempting them. The short review is that they are indeed amazing, and exploration of these slot canyons was the highlight of our trip, but I would recommend taking a guide. Concerns I’ve seen mentioned...More

2  Thank Roshella
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We traveled from Escalante down the hole in the rock road to the trailhead, which was around an hour one way. 4wd rental, but not totally necessary, except for the last 1 mi to the closest parking lot. Low clearance will get you high-centered/stuck that...More

1  Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

First slot canyon. This is what I expected when I thought of a slot canyon - tight, a little climbing, scared it might rain, neat colors. Several others around this one, too. It's an all day trip (that Hole in the Rock road is no...More

Thank Booju
Reviewed 3 July 2018

We just did the Spooky Gulch trail and it was so much fun. It was beautiful inside. Sometimes hard to navigate but definitely worth it!

Thank Gwyn1015
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Wow. WOW. What a great experience. Definitely a bucket list moment for me, as I had always wanted to explore a slot canyon. Spectacular. However, at this juncture I'm just going to add in some advice. Half of the reviews I have read here are...More

4  Thank Azouma
Reviewed 1 July 2018

This was our second visit to this slot, and this time we went up and back down. Last time we went down as part of a loop. Going up is slightly more challenging, but fun and gave us more time in the slot.

Thank janeP5724CD
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 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 9 June 2018 via mobile

This is very interesting but since it's a slot canyon it's not for the aged with creaky joints (I am halfway there)...you do have to be flexible enough to navigate tight spots. My teenager who climbs and husband who is adventurous loved it. I loved...More

1  Thank Marilyn B
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Tons of fun winding through the Gulch. I went with a guide and suggest other less seasoned hikers do the same. It's easy to get lost and too hot to have to deal with being lost. This does not take long but can be connected...More

2  Thank kfountain44
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25 August 2017|
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Response from suzieFortCollins | Reviewed this property |
you can easily do it with a Subaru outback. And if you can't you can get close enough to the trailhead within 400 ft. The first and second trailheads are about 1/4 mile apart.Just watch the weather. Also the trail can be... More
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24 July 2017|
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Response from Davis K | Reviewed this property |
This is not about camp sites. It is about staying safe. You may have heard that ten people just drowned in a flash flood in AZ. Understand that these roads and canyons are especially dangerous during the monsoons. Before you... More
16 July 2017|
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Response from laurenceb284 | Reviewed this property |
We are 55 and 60, and we did it this year. I would say that Peekaboo is easier than Spooky, especially if you can do it in the "down" direction. (In the "up" direction, you start with a difficult climb.) When we went... More