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Peek-a-boo - Spooky - Brimstone Slot Canyons, UT
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Peek-a-Boo - Spooky - Brimstone Slot Canyons, UT 
Peek-a-Boo - Spooky - Brimstone Slot Canyons, UT
 
Hiking avatar May 24 2015
BiFrost
Hiking9.00 Miles 763 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   7 Hrs   15 Mns   1.24 mph
763 ft AEG
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Sunday was reserved for the tourist portion of our trip. After seeing no one on Saturday at Red Breaks this day would be totally different exploring Peek-a-boo, Spooky, Brimstone, Dry Fork, and Little Canyons. First up we did short section of Dry Fork narrows before backtracking to Peek-a-boo. Right at the started we encountered two groups trying to make the initial climb into Peek-a-boo so we had to wait 10 or 15 minutes. Eventually we made it into the slot and headed up through the canyon. It's a short hike making the end and the trail access over to Spooky. Then dropped into Spooky and headed down canyon which is more narrow than Peek-a-boo. Half way through we encountered a few groups in the narrow part going the other direction so had to back up, stem, or find creative ways to pass each other. Very nice slot despite all the traffic and made the end quickly.

Before heading over to Brimstone we hit a more obscure slot called Little. It was very short but had some water and rock obstacles that made this side trip worthwhile. One climb in particular provided some fun for the group negotiating a slide and drop maneuver that made for some great pics.

Next up Brimstone which in my opinion is the best of the three canyons and also the least accessible. It's an extra 1.5 mile hike one way which deters many of the tourists. The hike into Brimstone is interesting on it's own with wide sweeping sandy turns in the wash, high sandstone walls, and large sculpted sand dunes. Once at the entrance Brimstone narrows and darkens quickly. It's deeper and longer than the other canyons and is also an out and back with the slot becoming so narrow you are forced to turn around. However, unfortunately on this day we were forced to turn around sooner because of chest high ice cold water about 1/3 of the way up canyon. We tried stemming, wading, and any possible way to get around the water obstacle but it was too deep and continued out of sight for at least 100 feet. Disappointed we headed back although it was still cool to see part of the slot. We didn't see anyone on the Brimstone hike in contrast to the multiple groups on the other slot canyons. Made it back to the parking lot which was now full and enjoyed a beverage before heading back to the car camp spot.
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