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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 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.

Peekaboo Spooky slot canyon

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 these stone walls.

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 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.

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.

92 Comments

  1. Aija Rhodes Reply

    This is my first time hearing of slot canyons, but I do love hiking so this is definitely something I would try.

  2. Wow, we don’t have any canyons in my country but I’d love to go to one one day. The shades are so beautiful. I would be a little bit spooked by the thin holes and the spider mind, but I’d definitely give it ago. x

  3. The slot canyon walks look so amazing, the views are spectacular, what a wonderful opportunity to be able to visit such a wondeful place.

  4. It does look so beautiful there. I just think I would be feeling like I had been in a crack in the world when I did this. It would be spooky too I guess. Just a good expereince.

  5. Wow! Those canyons look truly incredible. I’ve often thought of visiting them and I don’t have claustrophobia at all but I did read that you have to be diligent about checking the weather before you go in case of rains in the area.

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