Dry Fork Peekaboo Spooky slot canyon hike
The next day we did something we don’t normally do. An Epic Hike! Near Escalante is an the amazing 62 mile Hole in the Rock Road. First surveyed by the Mormons who were looking for a shorter route to the Colorado River. Well they found it but the river was barely accessible from this hole… While unsuccessful in discovering a viable route they did create access to some amazing terrain. Most of all many slot canyon hikes off this road. Those include Zebra, which had neck deep water when we were there, Coyote Gulch, which we’d like to explore next time and the popular one which we did. We drove 28miles along Hole in the Rocks road to the Upper Dry Fork parking lot. From there we hiked Dry Fork Narrows, up Peekaboo, down Spooky and back along the Rim Trail. Do this trail early, wear shoes you don’t mind getting wet. Do it clockwise. I’d even bring a strap or short rope to help people get up some of the sections. Monitor the AllTrails link for updates. It’s a popular hike.
Deceptively flat approaches
Dry Fork Gulch
Peekaboo entrance when we got there at 10:00
Lee on Peekaboo Entrance
Lee at the Peekaboo!
Now we traverse over to Spooky
Peekaboo Entrance at 11:00! and there were people going the other way!
Drove to Devils Garden for this apres hike brew.
Then lunch and dinner to go at Ranch Dog Kitchen!
Then we’re off to Tropic.