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Video: Utah’s Slot Canyons Peek-A-Boo Gulch and Spooky Gulch

Posted On January 26, 2017 at 4:10 am by / Comments Off on Video: Utah’s Slot Canyons Peek-A-Boo Gulch and Spooky Gulch

By Michael Lanza

Send four kids age 10 to 12 through a tight, slot canyon where they have to pull themselves over short pour-offs, duck through natural arches, and twist and contort their bodies to squeeze between wildly curved walls that frequently narrow to just inches wide, and they hardly stop gushing about it. “Wow, this is so cool!” “That’s amazing!” “Awesome!” We heard a lot of that when my friend Justin Hayes and I hiked Peek-a-Boo Gulch and Spooky Gulch in southern Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument with our kids. Watch this video and you’ll see why.

If you’d like to explore them, it’s time to start planning the trip. Spring and fall are the seasons to hike in the Southwest desert.

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Read my story about that trip in the Escalante, which included backpacking Coyote Gulch; it has many photos and tips on pulling off this adventure yourself.

See also all of my stories about hiking and backpacking in southern Utah and the Grand Canyon, including “The 10 Best Backpacking Trips in the Southwest,” and all of my stories about family adventures at The Big Outside.

As long as you’re frittering away your time daydreaming, visit my Youtube page, where you’ll find many more videos from other great trips I’ve written about here at The Big Outside… and hopefully find some ideas for your next big adventure.


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