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Deep Desert Expeditions

704 N 500 W, Moab, UT 84532
435-259-1565
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Ranked #21 of 65 Activities in Moab
Type: Tours
Owner description: Based in beautiful and remote Moab, Utah, Deep Desert Expeditions offers a chance for everyone to confidently explore the remote deserts, canyons and... more » Owner description: Based in beautiful and remote Moab, Utah, Deep Desert Expeditions offers a chance for everyone to confidently explore the remote deserts, canyons and mountains of the American Southwest.We offer full and half day guided hikes, archeological and scenic tours, and guided backpacking trips. « less
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Flint, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

If you want a learning adventure be sure to Contact Mike Coronella at Deep Desert Expeditions at 435-260-1696. We are not hikers, but he offers hikes also. We wanted to see areas and things that we could not drive to in our rental car and Mike's all wheel drive Toyota Land Cruiser did it in style. Mike took time to... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We booked Mike to take our family party of five for a hike through the Fiery Furnace because we wanted a more bespoke personal experience of the area and also because the eldest member of our party, who was over 80, had reservations as to whether they would be able to undertake the ranger led walk. The hike completely surpassed... More

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Lancaster, PA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Thank you, Mike, for a most memorable experience! As you are well aware, I was most tentative about even going on this hike; your gentle enthusiasm during our phone conversation pumped me enough to at least try. Let's just say I could not have done it without you! Not only did your ability enable us to experience the magic and... More

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Cypress, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

While researching what to do in Moab, I came across info on the fiery furnace. Of course, this was a couple of weeks prior to our trip and when we tried to book the ranger tour it was booked up (so glad it was now). I found out that Deep Desert Expeditions also did guided tours and in much smaller... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Mike runs a solo operation taking people on desert hikes, and his favorite thing to do is to take them into the Fiery Furnace in Arches National Park. His enthusiasm for the place really shows, and he is very knowledgeable about the desert. He calls it his "office." We should all be so lucky. He takes groups of no more... More

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Galveston Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My wife and I recently spent 10 days in Moab. A local friend asked if we would like to hike one of the most scenic areas in Moab and put us in touch with Mike Coronella, owner of Deep Desert Expeditions. We really didn't know what to expect since this was our 1st Moab visit and we haven't done much... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

all the reviews for Mike are 5 star and with good reason. we just completed a two week trip to the region, with lots of guides, and they were all great, Mike however, was #1. if you only have one day to spend in Arches, spend it with Mike in the fiery furnace. doesn't matter on age, athletic ability, or... More

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DeepDesertExpedition, Owner at Deep Desert Expeditions, responded to this review

Thanks to all these reviewers! Obviously, I love what I do--showing off the wonders of the desert. And I can do that in many other places than the Fiery Furnace in Arches (which I do visit more than anyone else!); rock art and photo tours, hiking in Canyonlands and the surrounding area, even camping and backpacking trips throughout the region. More

Cincinnati, Ohio
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Mike from Deep Desert took us on a guided hike through the Fiery Furnace. It was an experience that was certainly a highlight of our vacation. Mike is a Search and Rescue expert, so my wife was not concerned with safety at all. Mike found places for our 9 year old daughter to crawl through and gave challenges to our... More

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Merritt Island, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Our party of 7, age range 14 to 59, spent a fabulous morning in the Fiery Furnace with Mike. Everything from booking the hike, spending 3 fun filled hours in the furnace, to leaving with great tips for the rest of our abbreviated Grand Circle trip was done with ease and enjoyment. Mike was very informative about the area and... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

if you go to Fiery Furnace, go with Mike, he is the best. He knows the area in and out and his stories, knowledge, and adventures made the tour much better than you can get with the visitor center or with someone else.

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