Peek-a-Boo and Spooky Slot Canyons

MODERATE 120 reviews

Peek-a-Boo and Spooky Slot Canyons is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Escalante, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until November.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
488 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

scramble

no dogs

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

Awesome slot canyons that just keep going & going. Beautiful sights and easy to moderate hike. Definitely recommend the trail.

hiking
10 days ago

very popular slot canyons, often crowded. ASK for map and current conditions at GSENM Escalante VC (435) 826-5499 before setting out - Hole in the Rock Road is generally passable except in heavy snow, but the spur road to the trailhead is often impassable for sedans. dogs are not recommended (even on leash) due to heavy use. camping is available, register at trailhead and camp only on disturbed areas. TAKE EXTRA WATER (if not for yourself, for others) - novices overestimate their abilities and get into trouble here with deadly results, cellphone service is spotty and medical help is not close.

hiking
12 days ago

18 days ago

Not a lot of markers knowing which slot canyons are which but was beautiful

hiking
18 days ago

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18 days ago

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19 days ago

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19 days ago

20 days ago

The route shown does not go thru Brimstone Gulch, so the title and description should be updated. Also...the map/route should be shortened to not go past the “0.4 mile shortcut”. If you continue past that, the trail is not well marked (very few cairns) and there isn’t anything worth seeing. Other than that, this trail is great. It is challenging, unique and fun. We hiked thru Spooky first (counterclockwise direction) and then ended on Peek-a-boo. You will need a “boost” out Spooky and a “hand” getting out of Peek-a-boo if you go this direction. It did seem like more people were hiking the trail clockwise. Either way...be prepared for a challenge. This trail is not for people who get claustrophobic.

hiking
20 days ago

23 days ago

Did this 11/18 and loved it! Hardly any others at all on a Saturday afternoon. We started with Peekaboo and then did Spooky per the majority of recommendations on this site. There was a bit of a climb into Peekaboo that was manageable without equipment. We did meet up with another couple and helped each other down the drop that many others have mentioned in Spooky. I don’t think I would have been able to climb up that part without rope and would definitely recommend doing Peekaboo first for this reason. It does get very tight, as many others have warned, but is so worth it. The whole hike was absolutely gorgeous and I can’t wait to go again!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing hike. I'd follow the suggestion of doing peek-a-boo first as there is a 10' drop (or climb) that is far easier to descend than ascend in my opinion (w/o gear). Don't let the drop deter you as it's very manageable once you navigate where to plant your feet. Cannot stress this enough that this hike isn't for overweight or claustrophobic people. Spooky get's very narrow. Also, don't tell anyone about this gem. It's almost like a free version of Antelope Canyon!

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Gotta do it. A couple of areas required rope for those who are overweight or otherwise not able to, for example, drop down from a 9 or 10 foot drop (in Spooky slot canyon) with the assistance of fellow hikers or (at the base of Peek-a-boo slot canyon) ascend a precarious 20 foot ascent up STEEP and slippery sandstone with a 10 foot drop at the bottom (I personally rescued 2 separate adult males at this point.

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1 month ago

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