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Spooky Gulch

Hole in the Rock Road, Escalante, UT
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You don't need me to tell you this hike is awesome or how narrow/tight the canyons are. But I want... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
carenwelker
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Fun but a tight squeeze

This is very interesting but since it's a slot canyon it's not for the aged with creaky joints (I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marilyn B
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“peek a boo” (21 reviews)
“slot canyon” (38 reviews)
“tight squeeze” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Hole in the Rock Road, Escalante, UT
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"peek a boo"
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"slot canyon"
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"rock road"
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"climb down"
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"big drop"
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"lots of fun"
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"parking area"
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"peekaboo canyon"
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"parking lot"
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"large rocks"
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"high clearance vehicle"
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"half mile"
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"bring plenty of water"
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank carenwelker
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Marilyn B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

so cool. I'm 44 and 220 and had no trouble getting through. We took our 3 year old and he had a blast. Make sure you go up peak a boo and down spooky. I do not recommend trying to go up spooky. Parking lot...More

1  Thank papasn0w
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Getting to Spooky is an easy hike down to the trail head from the parking lot.. We were so glad we went on a sunny day. It was cool in the slot canyon but is not for anyone that is claustrophobic. Even though you can...More

Thank Kwwebb1212
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not made for dogs nor toddlers. Very narrow, to the point I had to turn my head sideways so my baseball hat wouldn't rub the wall in front of me. There is one spot about 7 feet to drop down, careful choreography and helpful people...More

Thank dawnski99
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Not for the claustrophobic but an awesome hike! We did it as part of a round trip Up Peekaboo and back down Spooky. Personally, our group of 4 thought this was the better way to go.

1  Thank hwieler
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We came here on a beautiful day in April(thank God it wasn't summer hot). Had an SUV so was able to drive the last mile to parking lot. We followed the trail to the right up above and along the top of the trail that...More

Thank Valori H
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Drove 27 miles on the bumpiest road my poor old car has ever been on.. recommend a truck. But my little car worked just fine. The parking lot in front is a must if you don't have 4 wheel drive. Short walk into the spooky...More

Thank mrkcjones
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

This is not a place for dogs. Please leave them home. We have done this canyon many times. This time it was ruined by nearly watching 3 terrified and frantic dogs fall through holes at the most difficult section that requires a bit of climbing...More

1  Thank atiz2018
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capran
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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Adolph G
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
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Killy1
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
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