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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 at least 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 awesome 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 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 hesitate to try even with an ordinary car.

From the parking you will need to walk about 1km steep path down to slots.

Peekaboo Spooky slot canyon

peeka-boo slot canyons Looks very inviting right?

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.

Spooky slot canyon peekaboo slot canyon

It is really an amazing feeling to be walking between the stone walls.

Spooky and Peekaboo slot canyons

Spooky and peekaboo slots canyon

Spooky slot canyon

peekaboo slot canyon

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 almost two years old daughter? Yes I would! With some difficulties but we would manage.

Spooky and Peekaboo slots canyon

Spooky and peekaboo slots canyon

Spooky and Peekaboo slots canyon

I just can’t get enough of this mix of warms colors. 50 shade of red.

Peekaboo slot canyon Spooky slot canyon

Spooky slot canyon Peekaboo slot canyon

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!

Spooky slot canyon Peekaboo slot canyon

Yes this is the only way out, unless you want to turn back where you came from.

Spooky slot canyon Peekaboo slot canyon

What do you guys think? Would you get spooked?

 

You can read about my other favorite slot canyon, Antelope canyon…for free! You will get amazed.

Antelope canyon

 

 

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103 Comments

  1. Abigail Sinsona Reply

    I do love natural formations like this! I have always wanted to go to the Grand Canyon! It’s amazing that there are so many other natural wonders like this, aside from the Grand Canyon – for those who hate the crowds (like me!). I don’t think I’d survive through those narrow passageways though as I am highly claustrophobic!

  2. I’ve been always dreamed to visit canyon national park and reading this just makes me want to go more! This place is sure “50 shades of red” haha xD
    I don’t have a beer belly so hope I can go through those narrow corners 🙂 Would love to visit this place one day and observe the beauty of it in real life.

  3. What a unique rock formation! Such canyon is a great place to explore and get lost. I would love to take a trip there next year!

  4. Parnashree Devi Reply

    Wow…I don’t think that I can mange to walk through these extremely narrow alleys in the canyon. Though it looks absolutely photogenic. I loved the colors. Yes, I do feel that its spooky to walk alone there.

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