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Moab Desert Adventures

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Celebrating 20 years as Moab's most legendary guide service for rock climbing and canyoneering. Fully staffed by AMGA-certified guides. Guided by Passion since 1998
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The staff and guides at MDA are top notch; great customer service, professional, and experts in their craft. Nate and Marie went out of their way to ensure that my husband and I got 2 days of solid climbing in despite winter weather conditions and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

My 16 year old had a fantastic climbing experience with Moab Desert Adventures!! We could not have asked for a more beautiful day. Blue Skies without a single cloud. The hike up to the base of Ancient Art was roughly a mile. My son has...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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MoabDesertAdventures, Owner at Moab Desert Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review! You are correct that Ed is truly committed to his craft, as he is absolutely one of the best guides I've had the privilege to work with! And as always, we're always glad...More

Reviewed November 27, 2018

The staff out at Moab Desert Adventures are professional, well versed, knowledgeable, and extremely kind. Nate is a terrific person and his customer service is impeccable. Jay was my guide and I couldn't have asked for a more easy going person to help me on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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MoabDesertAdventures, Owner at Moab Desert Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the kind words! Jay is absolutely the best, and I'm glad you got to experience the wonders of outdoor climbing for your first time with him in such an incredible landscape. We look forward to climbing with you again!

Reviewed November 26, 2018

A beautiful day of hiking and rappelling in the Sand Flats Recreation Area with patient, knowledgable and friendly guides, Ed and Jay. These were first-time rappels for most of the family. Ed and Jay made us feel safe and comfortable and shared their plentiful knowledge...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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MoabDesertAdventures, Owner at Moab Desert Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Lovely, concise review! Ed and Jay are simply the best!

Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

We had a great experience. It was perfect for us as none of us had climbed ourdoors before and it allowed us to feel safe and learn while still tackling some tough problems. Our guide was very professional and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: November 2018
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MoabDesertAdventures, Owner at Moab Desert Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the review! We appreciate the feedback, and are thrilled that you all had a great time out there for your first outdoor climbing experience! What a venue for it, eh?!

Reviewed November 26, 2018

Excellent communication with the company before and during the trip, felt everything was on time, very safe and friendly experience. It was our first time doing this activity, we were really nervous, but Jay made sure we feel good and confident, and we made it!...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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MoabDesertAdventures, Owner at Moab Desert Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the review Elena. So glad that we could get you out there, and that you had a great time with Jay. He's one of the best for sure!

Reviewed November 25, 2018

What an experience. The trip is well organized and each day has a different purpose. The camping spot is quiet and wonderful. The owner Nate and our two other guides were ever encouraging when we were trying and flailing and finally nailing the movements. One...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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MoabDesertAdventures, Owner at Moab Desert Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the glowing review! We take pride in our stewardship efforts, and are glad to know that our message comes through. We're also thrilled to know that you had a wonderful learning experience, and that the skills you learned with us are...More

Reviewed November 18, 2018

I have 2 teenagers that know how to climb, while my husband and I, and our two little kids (ages 5 & 8) had no experience. We had both Jay and Ed as guides and they were fantastic. All of us were able to have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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MoabDesertAdventures, Owner at Moab Desert Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the review! I'm glad we were able to make accommodations for the whole crew, and that everyone had a blast out there with Jay and Ed. They're two of the best in the biz!

Reviewed November 17, 2018

Marie is pretty good, she taught us the ducks in the row for rappelling, she wasn't afraid of us to try fireman belay. While we are climbing, Marie set up the route very efficiently and three of us all have things to do; she also...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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MoabDesertAdventures, Owner at Moab Desert Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review Jianan! Marie is absolutely one of the best guides in the industry, so I'm glad y'all got the chance to spend the day climbing and learning with her!

Reviewed October 30, 2018

My friend and I hired Moab Desert Adventures for a guided climb up Stolen Chimney on Ancient Art. We had a great time and our guide, Ed, was awesome. Ed was friendly, knowledgeable, and experienced. Every aspect of the climb was excellent. Would definitely climb...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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MoabDesertAdventures, Owner at Moab Desert Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the concise and awesome review! Ed is absolutely one of the best guides in the industry, and we're glad you got to enjoy one of the best summits in the world with him!

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