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Address: 50 East Center Street, Moab, UT 84532
Phone Number: 800-747-1342
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Desert Highlights is a canyoneering and packrafting guide service based...

Desert Highlights is a canyoneering and packrafting guide service based in Moab, Utah. We cater to all abilities and especially enjoy introducing beginners to the joy and beauty of canyoneering. Established in 1998, we're the original canyoneering guide service in Moab. Canyoneering is all we do and we offer the widest variety of canyon trips in southern Utah.

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Due to rain we did not get to experience what we had planned. We did walk tour through the town of Moab and enjoyed Zax's restaurant twice!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Greer, South Carolina

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Greer, South Carolina
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Due to rain we did not get to experience what we had planned. We did walk tour through the town of Moab and enjoyed Zax's restaurant twice!

Thank 60gran2015
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

My family of four was treated to a fun, educational, and challenging adventure with Melissa as our guide. We had a morning full of a short fun hike, rappelling, cold water, incredible spaces, and a personable, very competent guide.

Thank Tom A
San Carlos, California, United States
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38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Great day doing the granary hike. Melissa, lead and Cameron, lead in training did a great job of doing whatever it took so we could make this difficult hike and rappel happen. Malissa has a great touch with people. The owner, Herb, is down to earth and a good man. Highly recommend this company and will use them again.We had... More 

Thank Steve W
Fenton, Michigan
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

If your looking for a great adventure to share with friends then try repelling into Medieval Chamber. It's definitely one of Moab's best canyons. The lower canyon has a running stream and huge natural arch which is breathtaking. Our guide, Melissa, was very knowledgeable about all things repelling related, and was also a wealth of knowledge about the local wildlife... More 

Thank Jim M
SF Bay Area
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46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had a great three-hour family hiking/rappelling trip with Melissa and Cam, including a dual rappel over an arch. A great experience. They handled the beginners well and were a lot of fun to hang out with.

Thank BarkBrown
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

What an adventure! We had a great day out with Melissa at the Pleiades Canyon! First time we went canyoning and we really enjoyed! The itinerary was great and we always felt we were in good hands. And what an adrenaline boost! If you are up for a nice challenge and want to stay away from destinations full or tourists... More 

Thank Massimo C
Berryville, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We did two tours with Desert Highlights on our trip to Moab. One day we did the Pedal/Paddle/Pedal and the next day we did Entrajo Canyon. Both tours had Melissa as our guide. We spent about 12 hours with her on Monday and about 4 or 5 hours on Tuesday. She was INCREDIBLE. We had a 20 year old athletic... More 

2 Thank coachLC
Littleton, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Seven beautiful waterfalls and another great experience rappelling Plieades Canyon with Herb. So much fun doing all six rappels and the water level couldn't have been more perfect. Just enough fresh mountain water to cool you off and yet keep you on your toes as well. The hike in was gorgeous with the fantastic views and alpine wildflowers in bloom.... More 

2 Thank Luv_Land_Rover
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Thanks to herb and Melissa our joint honeymoon adventure was a blast! Their Patience and professionalism when my husband wanted to turn around at the first rappel- they helped him overcome his fears from years of being scared of heights and now he can't wait to come back! Safe and fun is the name of their game. Can't thanks them... More 

Thank Other5678
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The owner and staff provided excellent service. They made sure we were always safe while we enjoyed the canyon excursion. This was a small organization but provided a Excellent experience.

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