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Explore Peekaboo and Spooky slot canyons at Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah

Who doesn’t love exploring slot canyons? I know that I do love them and both Peekaboo and Spooky  slot canyons in Staircase-Escalante National Monument are my favorite. Well, I have not yet explored many but nevertheless the walk through these beautiful slots are so fun, free of charge and without loads of people. But perhaps these two slot canyons are 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 slots canyons are at the Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah 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 and corrugated 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 Peekaboo and Spooky slot canyons are about…having fun exploring.

I can’t remember exactly what picture was taken at what slot but I do know that the most narrow slot is the Spooky slot.

Spooky slot canyon peekaboo slot canyon

It is really an amazing feeling to be walking between the warm and reddish stone walls at Peekaboo and Spooky slot canyons in Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah.

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 exploring Peekaboo and Spooky slot canyons was difficult but I can understand that some would find getting through the slots 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.

But would I visit Peekaboo and Spooky slot canyons with Mirabelle, my almost two years old daughter? Yes I would without any hesitation! 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 at Peekaboo and Spooky slot canyons at Staircase-Escalante National Monument! Perhaps  these slots are not for someone who is pregnant or especially not someone with a beer belly! The thought of David getting stuck between the stone walls is quite funny.

Just watch out of where you lay your hand!

Spooky slot canyon Peekaboo slot canyon

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

Spooky slot canyon Peekaboo slot canyon Utah Hiking in the U.S

What do you guys think of Peekaboo and Spooky slot canyons in Staircase-Escalante in Utah? Would you get spooked in the Spooky slot canyons?

 

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You can read about our other favorite slot canyon in the U.S, Antelope canyon…for free! You will get amazed.

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106 Comments

  1. What a gorgeous place! I have been dying to go here and take photos. Those colors are unreal! Though I could do without the giant spider. We have so many weird ones here in SoCal and I am not a fan!

  2. This reminds me of the siq I saw while visiting Petra in Jordan. But this seems more adventurous and uncrowded. The passages are so narrow. You have clicked some really amazing pictures, kudos for that. Cheers!

  3. When I first saw your cover picture, I thought you were in Petra. The sandy walls of the canyon feel that way. I am amazed with the whole texture. I would love to explore here – climb those narrow openings and squeeze through them. I suppose you need a guide lest you are lost.

  4. Wow I would definitely get spooked if I took a hike here! Your photos are wonderful and really capture its size. I hate to ask, but would it be difficult for larger sized people to go here?! The gaps look really thin!

    • Hi Lisa, I think it would be to difficile to pass through the narrows. I am quite small and I had sometimes difficulties.

  5. These slot canyons in Staircase-Escalante National Monument are incredible. I have seen various pictures on Instagram – including yours and want to visit for myself. When I see them it reminds of the James Franco movie, 127 hours!

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