Peek-A-Boo Canyon- Kanab
Peek-A-Boo Slot Canyon is a short, level hike with rewarding views of the striated sandstone slots and light reflecting off the smooth twists and turns. Natural erosion forms the rocks and boasts ancient Moqui Steps that ascend the canyon wall. Peek-A-Boo Canyon is managed by the BLM and is an unforgettable adventure as it requires an off-road vehicle to reach the trail. This canyon is a convenient alternative to the more tourist-packed Antelope Canyon and offers colorful, shaded vermillion cliffs.
Use this map for directions from Kanab.
From Kanab, travel north for 9 miles and turn East when you see the “Peek-A-Boo” sign on the highway. The road will lead to a large parking area with gravel. Follow BLM route 102 until you reach the dry riverbed. Travel on BLM route 106H until you reach the dead end approaching the slot canyon.
- This canyon is short and accessible. It is only a .7 mile round trip hike and is family friendly.
- The route to the trailhead has deep sand and requires an ATV or other 4-wheel vehicle to access the canyon.
- Various companies in Kanab offer ATV rentals and tour guides. More information can be found on this website.
- There is a restroom at the base parking lot, but not immediately near the slot canyon.
- It is possible for this trail to be accessed without an ATV, but hikers should expect 8 miles of sandy terrain with no shade. It is not advised and exhausting.
- Midday (11-2) offers the best lighting streaming into the canyon for pictures!
- Bring water and snacks to enjoy as you explore, but remember to pack out everything you pack in.
- As with all slot canyons, DO NOT enter the canyon if it is raining or if there is a flash flood warning.
Local Tip: If you have rented an ATV for this trail, stop by Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park as well for an unforgettable adventure!