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Peek-A-Boo & Spooky Slot Canyons

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Length

2.9 Miles 4.6 Kilometers


Elevation

403' 123 m

Ascent

-404' -123 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

4,952' 1,509 m

High

4,673' 1,424 m

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Amazing slot canyons in the heart of Utah.

Donald Cressman

Overview

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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Dogs: Off-leash

Need to Know

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.

Description

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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Apr 6, 2018
Eugene K
5.6mi
Nov 25, 2017
Michael Bobbe
Nov 19, 2017
Brad Strathman
This was one of my most favorite slot canyon hikes in all of Utah. Go counter clockwise for the most challenging experience. LOVED it. 2.9mi
Sep 16, 2017
Lauren Ann
6mi
Jun 30, 2017
Tristan Kolb
Jun 29, 2017
Jenny Lucas
3.5mi
Jun 13, 2017
Rachel Comp
Jun 3, 2017
Ela Ocipka
Amazing 2.9mi

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Chris treggE   Madison, Beersconsin  
There were unleashed dogs, but you would have to lift or lower them in a few spots. IMO not recommended. Apr 3, 2018

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