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Hiking Peek-A-Boo, Spooky Gulch, and Dry Fork Narrows Slot Canyons in Utah

 
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Blog Post - March 20, 2021

This is an amazing hike that lets you hike three slot canyons by following a loop trail.

Peek-A-Boo Slot Canyon, Spooky Gulch Slot Canyon, and Dry Fork Narrows Slot Canyon are all located on the same trail in the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in Utah.

We drove from Escalante and pulled over at the pulloff that has the sign showing the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. From there we got back on the road and turned right onto the Hole in the Rock Road. This road is unpaved and you follow it for 26 miles to get to the trailhead. It's recommended to have a 4 wheel drive vehicle. I did see some regular cars make it fine, but it was really dry when we went. If it was wet and muddy a regular car probably wouldn't make it.

As we pulled into the parking lot, you'll see that they have a map of the trail and bathrooms. There are no fees to park and hike there.

Peek-A-Boo Slot Canyon has a 12 foot climb to get into the slot canyon.

Spooky Gulch Slot Canyon has an 8 foot climb down and a narrow section towards the end that is about 10 to 12 inches to squeeze through. I measured my chest to my back and it was 12 inches. I barely got through.

The Dry Fork Narrows Slot Canyon is very wide open and a very easy hike with beautiful views.

Make sure you bring a small pack, but with plenty of water. I highly recommend this hike unless you are a bigger person who would not fit through Spooky Gulch.

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Sign, Utah
Turn onto Hole in the Rock Road
Turn Left and follow to the Lower Dry Fork Parking Lot
The Dry Fork Trailhead Sign

The trailhead parking lot has a bathroom and a map of the trail.

The Dry Fork Trailhead Bathrooms
The Lower Dry Fork, Spooky, and Peek-A-Boo Trailhead Map
The Lower Dry Fork, Spooky, and Peek-A-Boo Trail
The Lower Dry Fork, Spooky, and Peek-A-Boo Trailhead Sign

This is the entrance to Peek-A-Boo Slot Canyon.

The Entrance to Peek-A-Boo Slot Canyon
Peek-A-Boo Slot Canyon
Peek-A-Boo Slot Canyon
Peek-A-Boo Slot Canyon View
Jordan climbing in Peek-A-Boo Slot Canyon View

Then we entered Spooky Gulch Slot Canyon. This canyon has some really tight spots.

Entering Spooky Gulch Slot Canyon View
Spooky Gulch Slot Canyon Tunnel
Spooky Gulch Slot Canyon Rock Surface
Jordan in the Spooky Gulch Slot Canyon
Jordan in a tight spot in the Spooky Gulch Slot Canyon

Then we entered the wide and open Dry Fork Narrows Slot Canyon. This canyon is a beautiful hike.

Dry Fork Narrows Slot Canyon
Jordan Hiking the Dry Fork Narrows Slot Canyon

As we started hiking back I could see the entrance to Peek-A-Boo Slot Canyon. Do you see it too?

Peek-A-Boo Slot Canyon from a distance

As we got back to the parking lot, the entire lot was full. This hike was amazing and would highly recommend it.

Full Parking Lot at the Dry Fork Narrows Parking Lot

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Peek-A-Boo Gulch Parking Area:

(Click on the map above to go to a Google Maps larger view.)

PRICING:

There are no fees to visit and park at the Peek-A-Boo Gulch Parking Area.

CHECKLIST:

These are the checklist items I recommend:

  • Bring a plenty of water and some snacks
  • Bring a hat to keep the sun off of your face.
  • Bring a smaller pack so you will fit through the slot canyons
  • Drive a 4-wheel drive or all-wheel drive vehicle for the 26 miles of off-roading.
  • Go Pro Hero 9 Black video camera
  • Go Pro 3-Way Grip to hold the camera out in front of you.
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