Peekaboo Trail

Monticello, Utah

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This interesting trail connects Squaw Flat Campground with the road through lower Salt Creek Canyon. An ideal way to enjoy the hike is in combination with an overnight car camp at Peekaboo Camp on the Salt Creek Road followed by a jeep ride out the next day. Most people, however, do it as a round trip from the Squaw Flat Campground in a single day. The route crosses two other canyons on the way to Salt Creek, and some minor scrambling is required in a few places to get in and out of the streambeds. The last half of the trail is the most interesting, as the trail navigates its way across the frozen sea of slickrock separating Lost Canyon from Salt Creek Canyon. The area is a labyrinth of sandstone canyons and side canyons, which the trail avoids by following a tortuous route across the ledges and benches above the canyon rims. Trail: Well marked, easy to follow.
Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails

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Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails

by David Day (Rincon Publishing)

This interesting trail connects Squaw Flat Campground with the road through lower Salt Creek Canyon. An ideal way to enjoy the hike is in combination with an overnight car camp at Peekaboo Camp on the Salt Creek Road followed by a jeep ride out the next day. Most people, however, do it as a round trip from the Squaw Flat Campground in a single day.

The route crosses two other canyons on the way to Salt Creek, and some minor scrambling is required in a few places to get in and out of the streambeds. The last half of the trail is the most interesting, as the trail navigates its way across the frozen sea of slickrock separating Lost Canyon from Salt Creek Canyon. The area is a labyrinth of sandstone canyons and side canyons, which the trail avoids by following a tortuous route across the ledges and benches above the canyon rims. Trail: Well marked, easy to follow.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Monticello
Distance: 10.4
Elevation Gain: 560 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 6.5 hours
Season: Year-round, best spring and fall
Trailhead Elevation: 5,120 feet
Top Elevation: 5,120 feet
Local Contacts: Canyonlands National Park
Local Maps: USGS The Loop, Druid Arch
Driving Directions: Directions to Peekaboo Trail

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