Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument, North America, world travel

Zebra Slot Canyon & Spooky Canyon

Zebra Slot Canyon

In my previous post, I mentioned that we got out of Coyote Gulch around 1 pm. From there, we drove straight to the Zebra Slot Canyon trailhead which is also located on Hole-in-the-wall road in Grand Staircase- Escalante National Monument.

This hike is very chill. It takes about 2-3 hours round trip. The only tricky part to this hike is trail finding to the slot canyon itself. Approximately one mile into the hike, you will find yourself standing in front of the dried riverbed and the trail is nowhere to be found. At that point, you should make a left following the riverbed. Within 10 mins of walking, you will find the riverbed bifurcates in front of you. Follow the branch on your right side and you should see the Zebra Slot Canyon within 10 mins.


Spooky Canyon & Peek A Boo Slot Canyon

Another fairly easy hike to a crazy geological phenomenon. The trailhead of this hike is located off Hole-in-the-wall road like most of the good hikes in Grand Staircase- Escalante National Monument. The last stretch of the road to the trailhead is a bit rugged. I’d recommend a high clearance vehicle AWD here.

Once you park at the trailhead parking lot, you have an expansive view of the canyon land below you. There are three slot canyons here:

  1. Dry Fork Narrows Slot Canyon
  2. Peek A Boo Slot Canyon
  3. Spooky Canyon

Dry Fork Slot Canyon is easy and can be done by anyone who is able to walk a few miles on flat ground.

We skipped Peek A Boo Slot Canyon because there is a 15 foot climb up the entrance.

Spooky Canyon gets really narrow in the middle section and requires a chimney climb out at the end. Here are some of our pictures.


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