The Dry Fork Narrows of Coyote Gulch
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah
Although a hundred people probably pass by it each day, apparently the half-mile-long Dry Fork Narrows is an often overlooked attraction in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
As we descended into the Dry Fork wash to reach Peekaboo Gulch Slot Canyon, there was a very narrow canyon on our left. It looked cool and one of us even said, “I wonder what’s down there?” but it wasn’t part of the plan. We were there to hit up Peekaboo and Spooky and since we did little-to-no research before the trip, we figured it would be best to follow a couple of groups we had seen start right ahead of us.
Peekaboo and Spooky were absolutely awesome, but as we finished up and were ready to start the short climb back to the cars, we once again found ourselves at the opening of this narrow canyon. The day hadn’t been nearly as long or strenuous as either of us expected (again, no research…) and we weren’t quite ready to just head back…
“I wonder what’s down there?”
If you’re planning on hiking Peek-A-Boo and Spooky Gulch, absolutely take this little detour into the Dry Fork Narrows. I can’t say it was the highlight of the day, but it was definitely an incredible little bonus.