Two weeks spent exploring the slickrock benches and verdant canyons of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

  • Kate in her cheap-and-cheerful desert hiking getup
  • Alice-in-Wonderland landscape in the slots of upper Dry Fork
  • Eventually it's easier to climb up out of the slots and just walk along the bench
On our first day out hiking, Kate and I descended into the Dry Fork of Coyote Gulch to hike through some spectacular slot canyons, among them the famous Peek-A-Boo and Spooky Gulches.

  • Slot canyon in Coyote Gulch
  • Slot canyon in Coyote Gulch
  • Slot canyon in Coyote Gulch
These slots in the main line of Coyote Gulch were relatively wide...