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Peek-A-Boo & Spooky Slot Canyons

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2.9 mile 4.6 kilometer loop


Ascent: 403' 123 m
Descent: -404' -123 m
High: 4,952' 1,509 m
Low: 4,673' 1,424 m


Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)


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Trail shared by Donald Cressman

Amazing slot canyons in the heart of Utah.

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You'll be hiking in the desert to get to some beautiful slot canyons. These canyons beg for their pictures to be taken, so don't forget the camera. Besides beauty, the canyons are obviously located in the desert. Make sure to bring plenty of water and food.

This hike may not be comfortable for claustrophobic or heavy people. Both canyons get very narrow but Spooky, in particular, might make you suck it in a lot!

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Pay attention to the cairns. Bring plenty of water. Heavy people might not be able to make it through Spooky.

Directions: From the junction of Highway 12 and 24 near Torrey, UT, head south on Highway 12 for 58 miles. Turn left on Hole in the Rock Rd (BLM 200) and continue on Hole in the Rock Rd for 25.9 miles. Turn left on BLM 252 and continue to trailhead head parking lot.


From the parking lot, head down the slick rock. Follow the cairns until you end up at the mouth of Peek-A-Boo (you'll see a larger slot canyon before Peek-A-Boo). You can identify Peek-A-Boo by the stacked rocks and the hand and footholds carved into the sandstone in order to climb up into the canyon. Enjoy the journey through Peek-A-Boo.

Once you exit Peek-A-Boo, again, follow the cairns east where you'll eventually make your way into a large wash. The wash (and cairns) will lead you to the mouth of Spooky. Follow spooky through and enjoy! Note, Spooky gets REALLY tight.

After exiting Spooky look for the cairn that will be straight ahead (don't go right like I did). You'll continue straight across the wash and make your way back to Peek-A-Boo and then back to the parking lot.

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Sep 15, 2019
Will Schott
Sep 7, 2019
Shaela Mitchell
We did this just at the wrong time of day. It was about 80 degrees out. This hike is totally worth the drive. Bring lots of water. 3.9mi — 4h 00m
Jul 8, 2019
Jun 29, 2019
Steve Robinson
Amazing slot canyon! 3.1mi — 2h 30m
Jun 19, 2019
May-Lin Kirylo
Jun 9, 2019
Sam Bailey
May 27, 2019
Christine Nervig
Go clockwise 5.8mi — 3h 00m
May 16, 2019
Dave Leddy

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