When I began researching my Utah slot canyons trip for the summer of 2012, two of the canyons which kept popping up on "best of" lists were Peekaboo Gulch and Spooky Gulch.  Thus I did some more research and found out that Peekaboo Gulch and Spooky Gulch were located on a spur road which turns off to the left about 26.2 miles down Hole in the Rock Road out of Escalante, Utah.  Hole in the Rock Road, like many Death Valley roads that we have driven, is a dirt and gravel road.  When we drove it, the road was very well maintained and it only took us about an hour to reach the parking area after leaving pavement.  We could have easily made it out in a passenger car.  I have heard that at other times of year, particularly after storms, that the road can require either HC or 4WD.  The spur road was slightly rougher, but nothing our small SUV couldn't handle.  Upon arriving at the Dry Forks trailhead, we hiked down into the Coyote Dry Forks until we reached the entrance to Peekaboo Gulch.  It is only a short 20 minute walk from the parking area to the mouth of Peekaboo Gulch (although we took it slower, due to having my 7-months pregnant wife with me on a day of stifling heat).  Peekaboo Gulch starts out as a series of short climbs up small dry falls.  None of the climbs were very challenging.  Not even the one at the very start of the canyon, which for some reason has gained a reputation of being challenging on the internet.  The highlights of Peekaboo Gulch are the double arch near the beginning of the canyon and the beautifully colored canyon walls on display near the end of the 1st narrows.  After hiking Peekaboo, we journeyed cross-country over to the mouth of Spooky.  Spooky Gulch was a much different canyon.  It was extremely tight and narrow for the entire length of the 1st narrows.  Many times it was difficult to fit through, and impossible if you are wearing a backpack.  Daria couldn't go very far into the 1st narrows before she got stuck.  She soon turned around and waited for us back at the entrance with one of her friends.  The rest of us kept on going and eventually made it through.  There was one tricky climbing section near the end of the 1st narrows which could stop some hikers.  Once we got up above, we saw another hiker taking out his rope and considering using it to get down.  After the climbing section, the canyon remained narrow, although not quite as tight as before.  We soon emerged into the open desert and looped back to the canyon mouth by way of the terrain above the canyon.  It should be noted that both Peekaboo and Spooky continue on much farther than we hiked them.  In fact, it is possible to make a 9 1/4 mile loop by hiking the entire length of both canyons.  But in view of Daria's condition and the intense heat, we did the best we could on this day.  We visited these canyons on a Friday and found that there were lots of other groups hiking during the same time we did.  Several of the groups were lost and very confused about the area.  So if you hike here, prepare well and bring maps.  There is another neat slot canyon nearby called Brimstone Gulch, which we didn't get to visit in view of the reasons mentioned earlier.  And farther up the road are some more non-technical slots-- Zebra Slot, Tunnel Slot, and Egypt 3, which I hope to visit on a future trip.
The parking lot for Peekaboo Gulch, Spooky Gulch, and Brimstone Gulch.  There are a couple rough spots just before the parking lot, so some cars park a short distance before getting here:
Looking down from the parking lot at the area we will be hiking into.  Notice there is another group below already hiking:
The trail begins here along this dirt path.  We started hiking around noon time in 100F+ temperatures:
The entrance to Peekaboo Gulch soon becomes visible from high above the canyon floor:
The trail actually kind of disappeared shortly after we started hiking, so we just found a safe way to make our way around this rock shelf:
A sandy dirt path marked by cairns once again appears:
After dropping all the way down into the gorge, we entered the main canyon, which is known as the Main Fork of Coyote Gulch.  Up ahead, we are approaching the Peekaboo Gulch slot:
This is the double dry fall which blocks entrance to Peekaboo Gulch:
There are Moki steps in both dry falls which makes going up and coming down much easier.  I've heard that sometimes there is a pool of water at the base of this double dry fall and that's what makes the climbing slippery and difficult:
Tiffany climbing up the first of the two dry falls at the canyon entrance:
Looking farther up canyon once we got above the double dry fall:
The entire canyon is marked by short narrow passages with quick turns:
Looking back out the entrance, it is evident that the walls quickly grow in height:
Steve climbing up the section which leads to the double arch:
The double arch, which is the famous feature of Peekaboo Gulch:
Daria, Renee, and Mel underneath the double arch:
Five more pictures of the double arch from various angles:
Peek-a-boo!  Tiffany looking out from under a hole in the canyon wall:
Another small arch has been formed here.  To get past this section, the small dry fall behind the arch must be climbed:
Looking up canyon, we could see that things stayed narrow and beautiful:
The next five pictures show us progressing up Peekaboo Gulch through the narrows:
Daria hiking up Peekaboo Gulch while she was 7 months pregnant.  Probably a bit risky but we took it slow and were very careful:
A very pretty bend in the canyon:
Steve in Peekaboo Gulch coming around another bend:
Very narrow passages in the upper 1st narrows of Peekaboo Gulch:
Lighting was a bit tricky for these pictures because we were in the slots at midday:
Mel, Daria, and Steve working their way up Peekaboo Gulch:
Smooth walls with groove lines and patterns from water flow:
Sunshine once again wreaking havoc on photographs:
Peekaboo Gulch opens up more as the canyon walls get much smaller:
Around here, we started looking for an exit route to get out of the canyon:
This picture didn't really turn out due to the lighting, but here we had reached a spot in Peekaboo where it was too narrow to continue.  Someone hiking farther up canyon would have to exit and bypass these limited clearance narrows:
Hiking cross-country from the top of Peekaboo's 1st narrows towards the bottom of Spooky's 1st narrows:
After running into one other group who was lost on the high ground in between Peekaboo and Spooky, I led all of us down to the entrance to get into Spooky:
Spooky Gulch is narrow right from the beginning:
The walls of Spooky are quite different from Peekaboo.  While Peekaboo was smooth rock, Spooky had little rocks in the walls, almost like a smaller version of the Moki marbles found in nearby Zebra Slot:
Daria and Steve near the entrance to Spooky Gulch in the next two photos:
Dark passages intersected by sections of bright sunshine:
Three pictures taken through the early part of Spooky:
And the fun begins... from here all the way to the end it would be a tight squeeze through an extensive set of narrows:
The walls rose up high all the way through the canyon, with no escape route:
Not much space for walking through, as can be seen here:
Daria still hiking in the canyon despite having to fit through some narrow parts:
Three pictures showing the canyon as it continued to narrow down even more:
Here is the spot where Daria was forced to stop.  Both her and the baby just couldn't fit through any longer:
Pictures showing off how tight the slot was were tricky to take, but this one seems to do it justice:
Tiffany looking ahead through the next section and trying to figure out how we can fit:
Finally she goes for it.  Steve follows close behind and inches his way through between the walls:
At one point, the tight narrows went on for such a long time that we ran into another group coming from the opposite direction.  They had to wait for us for 10 minutes until there was a safe spot for passage:
Tiffany squeezing between the tight walls of Spooky:
The lighting overhead contributed to a spectacular glow in the middle section of the 1st narrows:
The next four pictures show more of the pretty colors and groove patterns on the walls:
Talk about perfect timing.  We arrived at this spot in the canyon just in time to see an amazing beam of light shining down onto the canyon floor:
Steve getting his picture with the beam of light.  As soon as we finished taking our pictures, the beam disappeared for the day.  My guess is that is shines in here for no more than 10 minutes per day:
Moving on in the canyon and progressing farther up the narrows in the next three pictures:
Steve ducking his head to pass through a section of pretty-colored narrows:
Tiffany squeezing around another bend without much clearance:
Notice the bumps or rocks in the walls very similar to Moki marbles:
From here on, Spooky turned absolutely beautiful in coloring:
Purple walls blending into red and then yellow up ahead:
An orange-like glow on one side, with red and purple on the other:
A long narrow passage with extremely high walls on each side:
A small boulder has fallen into the canyon and somehow made it down to the wash:
Four pictures taken just below the climbing section showing off the pretty variety of colors and gorgeous canyon walls:
Interestingly, we found grasshoppers perched on the canyon walls as we walked through this area:
After about 10 minutes of deciding on the best climbing route, our group made it up above the rock fall obstacle in the canyon.  Another hiker can be seen in the background here looking down at the drop and trying to figure out how he is going to do it:
Above the rock fall area, the narrows continued for a while, as seen in the next three pictures:
Passing under a neat arch in the upper 1st narrows of Spooky Gulch:
A sand hill that must be climbed over.  A lot of sand has poured in the canyon from the cliffs above, but it will be washed away the next time a flash flood comes raging through here:
And finally we arrived at the end of the 1st narrows.  We stopped here, but farther up canyon about 1 mile there is a 2nd set of narrows:
View down into Spooky Gulch from high above it as we took the high route back to the mouth.  Because it was so hot out, Brimstone Gulch would have to wait for another day.  Sadly, so would Zebra Slot and Tunnel Slot:
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