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Hiking Spooky and Peekaboo Gulch

Aaron Zagrodnick

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Aaron Zagrodnick

Southern Utah, the Colorado Plateau Desert; of all the world this place is unique. Here the desert is a maze. Canyons and gulches dissect the plateau into a great network, a labyrinth of lost alcoves and secret glens which one could spend a lifetime exploring without even scratching the surface. This is a land of colorful sandstone sculpture, carved by water as the artist. Water can do incredible things when sandstone is its canvas. Given time, a tiny river here carves a grand canyon. The Grand Canyon itself is an example of what water has done to the Colorado Plateau, but in southern Utah, there are thousands of canyons sculpted from the rock by the Colorado River and its tributaries…

Michael Swanbeck day hikes these two Grand Staircase-Escalante slot canyons, read the full article in Issue 24:

Spooky and Peekaboo Gulch, a Slot Canyon Loop Hike

Hiking Peekaboo and Spooky Gulch

Issue 24 Page 1

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Try Non Technical Canyon Hiking Guide to the Colorado Plateau  by Michael Kelsey 5 th edit and Canyoneering 3 -Loop hikes in Utah's Escalante by Steve Allen for further excellently informed sand detailed suggestions.  I've used several of Allen's and Kelsey's books for slots and loop hikes ranging in high technical difficulty to non technical novice level treks/canyoneering that I'd highly recommend.

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