Peek-A-Boo Slot Canyon

Peek-A-Boo, also commonly known as Red Canyon, is an easy, short hike (0.7 miles round trip) into one of the most beautiful slot canyons in the area. The stunning orange, sandstone walls make an amazing backdrop for photographs. In the canyon, you will find ancient Moqui Steps climbing the canyon wall as well as logs balanced between the canyon walls above you. Keep in mind, deep sand makes the route to Peek-A-Boo difficult, and in some cases, impassable. In recent years, flash floods have pushed boulders into the Peek-A-Boo Canyon, creating drop-offs that may pose challenges for visitors. Floods frequently change the height and difficulty of these obstacles by depositing or washing away sediment and debris. For more information, detailed maps, and current conditions, contact the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Visitor Center in Kanab, UT.

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Geographic Coordinates

37.17928616, -112.5597135


Travel north of Kanab, UT for 9 miles and then make an eastern turn after the Peek-A-Boo sign along the highway. You will go up a small hill and cross a cattle guard before entering the large, graveled parking area. On the eastern side of the parking area, you will find BLM route 102. Follow route 102 until you reach a wash, also known as a dry riverbed. Once you've reached the wash, travel west onto BLM route 106H and follow the wash until it dead ends at the slot canyon. The route to the Peek-A-Boo trailhead is deep sand and requires a four-wheel, high-clearance vehicle and may even be inaccessible to those vehicles in the summer months. ATVs and UTVs are the most common mode of transportation to the canyon from the trailhead.