Hiking Peek-A-Boo, Spooky Gulch, and Dry Fork Narrows Slot Canyons in Utah
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.
The trailhead parking lot has a bathroom and a map of the trail.
This is the entrance to Peek-A-Boo Slot Canyon.
Then we entered Spooky Gulch Slot Canyon. This canyon has some really tight spots.
Then we entered the wide and open Dry Fork Narrows Slot Canyon. This canyon is a beautiful hike.
As we started hiking back I could see the entrance to Peek-A-Boo Slot Canyon. Do you see it too?
As we got back to the parking lot, the entire lot was full. This hike was amazing and would highly recommend it.
There are no fees to visit and park at the Peek-A-Boo Gulch Parking Area.
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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