Peek-a-boo Slot Canyon – Utah, USA

Peek-a-boo slot canyon is located in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah.



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How to get to Peek-a-boo slot canyon

You will have to get there by car simce it’s pretty much in the middle of the desert. From the Town Escalante drive east on road 12 for about 1K, then turn right to a gravel road “BLM200” (also known by the name “Hole In The Rock Rd”)

Keep driving on it for 45K (about 1 hour drive) until you’ll see the parking lot for the trail on your left.

Peek-a-boo Slot Canyon

Price

Free

Where to stay

Escalante is the closest town offering some motel accommodation. you can also camp for free in the area since it’s a massive BLM territory, just ask at the visitor center in Escalante for more information about camping and camping rules.

 

How much time will you need there

Driving there from the main road and back takes about 2 hours and another at least 2 hours to experience the slot canyon properly.

Peek-a-boo Slot Canyon

When is the best time to visit Peek-a-boo Slot Canyon

Because it is located in the desert, the best season would probably be early summer in the US so around May-July when it’s not scorching hot but also not likely to rain.

The place itself is not very known to travelers and even locals so you won’t encounter a lot of people there whenever you choose to hike it but I would recommend to start the hike in the earlysh morning to avoid the heat.




What to do there

Enjoy exploring the canyon and squeezing through its narrow walls. also, “Zebra” slot canyon is nearby and it’s very recommended to combiner both and do them in the same day since you are already there!

What not to do

Do not hike the it during rain or if there is a high chance of rain. The peek-a-boo slot canyon could flash flood in minutes which means you risk drowning. (Yep, in the middle of the desert).

Why should Peek-a-boo slot canyon be on my bucket list ?

Because slot canyons and pick a boo in particular is an awesome and unique place to hike. Besides Utah, there are not many places in the world that have them and hiking inside these narrow cracks is really exciting.




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