There is usually a pool of murky water beneath the end of Peekaboo Gulch, which may be up to 3 feet deep, with a near vertical rock wall about 10 feet high beyond. Several foot holes have been cut into this rock but these are rather worn and muddy, and climbing up can be quite difficult, especially if exploring alone. Piling stones in the pool helps to gain height and makes the ascent a little easier. Above is another watery pothole and beyond that is a succession of pools, each a few feet higher up, with more slippery rocks to scramble up and over; several points are rather tricky to negotiate. This lower section of the canyon has the sandstone arches and the best rock formations.
The canyon becomes shallower and the going more straightforward, and there are several places where climbing up to the plateau at either side is possible. An alternative way to reach this point is to walk a little way up or down the main Dry Fork canyon until the cliffs fall away, then walk over slickrock towards the gulch; the lower section is easier to explore downstream. In the other direction, Peekaboo Gulch continues for some distance through more very narrow, twisting passages that are shallow but still with pretty, eroded features. These too are liable to be very muddy but exploring this section presents no real difficulties. The open wash beyond eventually splits and has further short narrows sections but most visitors do not walk this far.