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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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104 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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