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Address: 50 East Center Street, Moab, UT 84532
Phone Number: 800-747-1342
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Description: Desert Highlights is a canyoneering and packrafting guide service based in...
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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A second visit to Moab and trip with Desert Highlights just confirms that this is a class operation. It's not necessarily about presentation, rather the present moment. It's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

A second visit to Moab and trip with Desert Highlights just confirms that this is a class operation. It's not necessarily about presentation, rather the present moment. It's obvious that Herb and Melissa love the outdoors and teaching folks through their enthusiasm. Without a doubt, my children have been changed for the better by these two wonderful folks. Thanks Desert... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My 10 and 11 year old daughters (along with myself) did the canyoneering trip with Melissa called Medieval Chambers. Melissa and Herb were both great. Herb and I traded a few e-mails and phone calls to set up the trip and he was always friendly and helpful. Then we arrived for our morning adventure and were equally impressed with the... More 

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Laramie, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We did the Granary Canyon trip and the Pedal Paddle Pedal trip. We had a hard time deciding between the two so we just did both! So happy we did. They were both wonderful and so different from one another. Our guide Melissa was fantastic! She always made you feel comfortable on the more difficult parts of the trips and... More 

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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 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
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 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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