15 Aug Peekaboo and Spooky slot canyon at Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Who doesn’t love slot canyons? I know I love them and both Peekaboo and Spooky slot canyons are my favorite. Well, I have not visited many but nevertheless the walk through these slots are so beautiful, fun, free and without loads of people. But perhaps it is not for everybody as some parts of the walk can get very SP-O-O-KY.
I wish that I was blogging or atleast knew I was going to blog so I could take loads of good pictures and takes note for the blog. But now I just have to work with what I have and try to write out of my memory…and I can’t remember much other than we had an awesomely fun day!
The Peek-a-boo and Spooky clots canyons are at the Starcase-Esclante National Monument in Utah and the trailhead for these slot canyons can be found about 40km down on the the Hole-in-the-Rock road. To get there I really recommend you to go with a high-clearance vehicles as the road are bumpy or else you will have a very uncomfortable ride…like we had but it was worth it so don’t hesite to try even with a ordinary car.
From the parking you will need to walk about 1km steep path down to slots.
I remember us walking without really knowing where to start or where to finish the hike. But we just went wherever and we had fun, that is what these slots are about…fun!
I can’t remember exactly what picture was taken at what slot but I do know that the most narrow slot is the Spooky one.
It is really an amazing feeling to be walking between these stone walls.
Peek-a-boo! Where is David?
I wouldn’t say that the hike was difficult but I can understand that some would find the hike very hard because at some part you will need to climb using both of your hands, be on your butt or squeeze yourself through a small hole. And this is not a walk for those who have claustrophobia.
But would I do this hike with Mirabelle, my almot two years old dughter? Yes I would! With some difficulties but we would manage.
I just can’t get enought of this mix of warms colors. 50 shade of red.
It is getting narrow! Perhaps not for someone with a pregnant or not especially with a beer belly.
Just watch out of where you lay your hand!
Yes this is the only way out, unless you want to turn back where you came from.
What do you guys think? Would you get spooked?