Dry Fork Road (Peek-A-Boo and Spooky Gulch)
Though popular and well-travelled, these canyons present an outstanding opportunity for individual exploration and discovery. They represent the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument as it was intended to be experienced. It was established with a special mission to preserve its frontier character and thereby the potential for personal discovery. So exercise your unconstrained spirit, climb obstacles, wade through water and sticky mud, be adventurous but also be prepared to turn around if the conditions or obstacles are beyond your ability.
The Dry Fork Narrows is an easy and wonderful section of narrows to explore. It is to your left when you first reach the Dry Fork drainage. Peek-A-Boo Gulch presents a fun though challenging slot requiring a 12 foot climb to gain entry. It is 100 yards downstream of the Dry Fork narrows. If you decide your group does not have the agility to explore this canyon head downstream one half mile to the mouth of Spooky Gulch. Only 10 inches wide at some points, Spooky is appropriately named. It is possible to travel almost halfway through before the first of two climbs, so go ahead and squeeze through as far as you dare.
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Start on the Hole-In-The-Rock Road, continue 26 miles down to the Dry Fork turnoff. It is 1.7 miles to the trailhead; low clearance vehicles should park in the first parking area and proceed on foot the remaining mile to the trailhead. Please remain on the indicated road. Human waste is a problem: Please use the toilets provided at Devil’s Garden located on the Hole-In-the-Rock Road 13 miles south of Hwy 12 and 13 miles north of Dry Fork.
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