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Peekboo Spring Through Hike

Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM
Presented by: Glen Canyon Group
Leader: Tammy Berrie - 435-260-0462
Level: Strenuous
Location: Parking lot, former Red Rock Elementary School

Given drive time and hike time, this will be an all day event. We'll set up a shuttle - leaving vehicles at our exit point at the Horse Canyon entry gate near Cave Spring. We'll start hiking from the Squaw Flat Loop A Trailhead and head towards Peekaboo Spring. Trail crosses Squaw and Lost Canyons as it continues to Salt Creek Canyon. We'll eventually traverse along high slickrock benches with spectacular views! We will encounter some steep slopes and cliff edges, two ladders must be down-climbed. We'll travel past the rock art panel near Peekaboo camp and up past the spring for approximately 1 mile. There we'll turn around and travel down Salt Creek past the Salt Creek/Horse Canyon confluence to our awaiting vehicles. 10.5 - 11 miles. Strenuous, mostly due to length. Some minor scrambling, mostly along established NPS trail. Salt Creek runs year round, so you may get wet, but it can likely be avoided with some relatively minor effort. Time permitting, at the Salt Canyon/Horse Canyon confluence, there is an option to travel up Horse Canyon to Paul Bunyon's Potty Arch, but that would add 3 miles.