Escalante Utah. One of my favorite less traveled gems. We had an amazing time exploring slot canyons, lower calf creek falls and a quick visit to Bryce Canyon. 48 hrs of adventure. If you haven’t visited Grand Staircase Escalante yet, make sure to add it to your list. We arrived late Friday evening and found an amazing Airbnb bed and breakfast in Boulder Ut, just off the burr trail. We rose early Saturday morning to get on the trail to lower calf creek falls, hoping to beat the heat and the crowds. We arrived at the falls with just one other person who stayed for a few minutes and were on their way. We set up the hammock and camp stove and enjoyed our freshly brewed coffee for about an hr before other hikers started to arrive. It was heaven. We headed back and stopped for coffee at @kivacoffeehouse.
Set perfectly along a ridge overlooking the lush green valley below. We made our way into Escalante for lunch at @escalante_outfitters.
The food is always amazing and the owner is always happy to give tips on places to visit. After lunch we decided to make the trek out to peekaboo slot canyon. 26 miles down hole in the rock road. The road is dirt and varying conditions. Even in the heat of the day with full sun, we made the short hike, about a mile and a half to the opening of the canyon. This is one of my favorite slot canyons. The climb into the entrance can be a little tough for some but once you are in the views are stunning. Smooth, flowing sandstone and large open areas surround you. We made our way to the end of the canyon, there is an option to exit the canyon and follow cairn marked pathways to spooky canyon. We decided to head back down peekaboo. At the entrance we met some other tourists who were looking for spooky slot canyon so we led them over to the entrance, maybe half a mile. Spooky slot canyon is a long, deep and narrow canyon. Not recommended for those with claustrophobia. It’s quite a bit darker and a lot of it is sideways, single file. We made our way part way up spooky slot canyon before deciding to head back as we had dinner reservations in Boulder that evening. We made it to @hellsbackbonegrill
just in time. The food is to die for. #raw_utah