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Desert Highlights

50 East Center Street, Moab, UT 84532
800-747-1342
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Owner description: Desert Highlights is a canyoneering and packrafting guide service based in Moab, Utah. We cater to...
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Owner description: 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Our 6 hour canyoneering trip was the HIGHLIGHT of our trip!! My husband and I are pretty fit so we let our guides recommend a trail, and it was out of this world. We hiked out to a remote spot, beyond where we ever would have ventured on our own, and climbled, scrambled, squeezed up a chimney, and rappelled 3... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

WOW!!! Talk about an experience, we had already done the zip lineing & taken a plane ride over the park but I'm glad we did this last because it would have been hard to top this! It was a great combination of thrilling adventure, hiking & sight seeing in one. Our guides Herb & Eb were beyond knowledgeable & skilled,... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We went on the Canyoneering trip to Morning Glory Arch. Our guide was fantastic. The kids are 9 and 11 and none of us had rapelled before. My daughter was very nervous and the guide took her down the first rapell. She got enough confidence that she was the first one off the arch. There were two guides at the... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

A great time for those that like a little adventure...canyoneering, packrafting and waterfall rappelling....all done with direction of Herb, a great guide, informative and easy going. Making for an overall awesome experience!!

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Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I previously booked a canyoneering adventure through Desert Highlights in May of 2011. A last minute injury to my son prevented him from going, and they didn't keep the deposit although it was well within their right. This time it was my daughter who had an accident the day prior and again they didn't keep a deposit; plus they gave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Herb our guide treated us to a beautiful day trip to Medieval Chamber and Morning Glory Arch. The repels were amazing and a great experience. Next time we will be taking the full day guide with more repels. Herb also give is a guided tour of the area pointing out all the flowers and trees. I t was a truly... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We had Herb as our guide He was excellent His knowledge of the plants and geology was astounding And what a terrific guy Highly recommend

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Fantastic trip to beautiful Grainery Canyon. We joined a trip with another couple and a family. This canyon is spectacular. Multiple rappels, Over 7 , I lost count!. Lots of scrambling and hiking several arches and several grainery ruins really cool. They provided all the equipment and a really nice canyon lunch. Herb our guide was great and taught us... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Some friends and I just got back from doing a Bad A_ _ ,hard core canyon with Matt and Herb from Desert Highlights. Long day but Amazing, absolutely unforgettable canyon trip. This is a slot canyon with several rappels 2 of which are over 200ft long. It’s the next best thing to skydiving or base jumping but safe. These long... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

When I come to Moab I can always count on a fantastic experience hiking/canyoneering with Matt and Herb. They are the real thing - rock climbers and canyoneers. Last week was my 6+ trip and it was as exhilarating as my first time. I really like that I can show up and they have everything in the shop you will... More 

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