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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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Unbelievable Trip with Melissa

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Berryville, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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 

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Littleton, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

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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 

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Arkansas
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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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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Our deepest thanks to and highest recommendations of Melissa and Herb of Desert Highlights. Melissa introduced my wife and I to the adventure of canyoneering last week. Her patience, judgement, education, and attention to safety made this a true experience of a lifetime! We will definitely go back for more!!!!! Thanks again....Jay and Teri Donoho, Omaha

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Four of us joined Desert Highlights for our second two day canyoneering getaway. All of us in our 50s thoroughly enjoyed the hiking, rappelling, moving through the canyons and the ready assistance from guide Melissa Wiggins to help us get through canyons that one may not find a route alone. The days were well planned for leaving from the shop... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We just spent an incredibly enjoyable and exciting day with Herb and Melissa. We did the combination trip with canyoneering in the morning, delicious lunch at Red Cliffs Lodge, followed by packrafting on the Colorado. Melissa is an amazingly kind, patient and knowledgable woman who guided our family of 5 down two rappels- the first into Medieval canyon and the... More 

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Our group of about 15 adventurous women rappelled with Desert Highlights in May 2015. This was our 3rd rappel with this company and they were as fantastic as before. The three guides were very patient and helped all of us through our fright to be successful in completing all the rappels. With the guides' assistance, our group climbed up and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We did a group all day Rapelling tour with herb, mellissa, and jim. We had a great time and the guides were always there at every questionable turn. The patience of job. I had the best time enjoyed the hike and the Rapelling. Had a good lunch with wraps, lunch meat , cheeses, avocado tomato, humus, cuke, peppers, I called... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

It was between Moab Cliffs & Canyons and Desert Highlights for a canyoneering adventure. Desert Highlights had fewer reviews, but great reviews, so I decided to go with them....plus they do the simo off Morning Glory Arch/Bridge. My husband and I (early 40's) couldn't have been more happy with our choice!! Our guide was Melissa, who is just a wonderful,... More 

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Address: 50 East Center Street, Moab, UT 84532
Phone Number: 800-747-1342
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Moab

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