Peek-a-boo and Spooky Slot Canyons

Peek-a-boo and Spooky are two of the premier slot canyons in the Escalante Canyons, and have become one of the most popular destinations in the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. The crux move in Peek-a-boo is at the beginning, where you have to climb a 20’ pour-off using moqui steps (footholds chiseled into the rock). If the waterholes below ledges are wet or muddy, climbing can be very slippery and challenging. The canyon walls narrow to shoulder width as you shinny over fluted fins along the meandering course of the slot and pass beneath delightful little arches and natural bridges that give “Peek-a-boo” its name. Climbing out of Peek-a-boo, we head across country to “Spooky”, a slot canyon so narrow that it is spooky indeed – those with waist sizes above 36″ can’t fit through this narrowest part of this slot canyon. Other slot canyons exist nearby for canyoneers seeking more challenges.