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Peek-A-Boo & Spooky Slot Canyons

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Length

2.9 Miles 4.6 Kilometers

91%

Runnable

Elevation

403' 123 m

Ascent

-404' -123 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

4,952' 1,509 m

High

4,673' 1,424 m

Low

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Amazing slot canyons in the heart of Utah.

Donald Cressman

Overview [Suggest Changes]

You'll be running in the desert to get to some beautiful slot canyons. These canyons beg for their pictures to be taken, so don't forget the camera. Besides beauty, the canyons are obviously located in the desert. Make sure to bring plenty of water and food.

This run may not be comfortable for claustrophobic or heavy people. Both canyons get very narrow but Spooky, in particular, might make you suck it in a lot!
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Need to Know [Suggest Changes]

Pay attention to the cairns. Bring plenty of water. Heavy people might not be able to make it through Spooky.

Directions: From the junction of Highway 12 and 24 near Torrey, UT, head south on Highway 12 for 58 miles. Turn left on Hole in the Rock Rd (BLM 200) and continue on Hole in the Rock Rd for 25.9 miles. Turn left on BLM 252 and continue to trailhead head parking lot.

Runner Notes [Suggest Changes]

It is not possible to run this entire route.

Description [Suggest Changes]

From the parking lot, head down the slick rock. Follow the cairns until you end up at the mouth of Peek-A-Boo (you'll see a larger slot canyon before Peek-A-Boo). You can identify Peek-A-Boo by the stacked rocks and the hand and footholds carved into the sandstone in order to climb up into the canyon. Enjoy the journey through Peek-A-Boo.

Once you exit Peek-A-Boo, again, follow the cairns east where you'll eventually make your way into a large wash. The wash (and cairns) will lead you to the mouth of Spooky. Follow spooky through and enjoy! Note, Spooky gets REALLY tight.

After exiting Spooky look for the cairn that will be straight ahead (don't go right like I did). You'll continue straight across the wash and make your way back to Peek-A-Boo and then back to the parking lot.

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