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Address: 50 E Center St, Moab, UT 84532-2473
Phone Number: 800-747-1342
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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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First and foremost, I only wish I could rate this company a 20. They are simply the best!!!! My husband is terrified of heights as is my older son. Herb immediately eased... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jodi W

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First and foremost, I only wish I could rate this company a 20. They are simply the best!!!! My husband is terrified of heights as is my older son. Herb immediately eased their nerves by saying, "Guys, the most dangerous part of the day is going to be the car ride. You are going to be able to do this!!!!"... More 

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Thank Jodi W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My two sons had the best trip ever in Moab. We went canyoneering with Desert Highlights, they had all the safty gear, Melissa was great with my 12 year old who was a little nervous. By the end of the day he did a 90 foot rappels. The kids want to go back next year. Can't recommend Desert Highlights enough!!

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Thank Dan2001BT
Herb C, Owner at Desert Highlights, responded to this review

Hi Dan, Thank you for choosing Desert Highlights! We are glad to hear that your family had such a great time. Your family of three is a typical group size. Our emphasis on small groups helps to facilitate positive outcomes for our clients. Not to mention, Melissa is top notch when it comes to working with young kids especially nervous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well organized and super fun trip, highly recommend. Knowledgeable and easy dudes to spend a day with, hard to imagine a better day in the canyons and in the water. We have already planned to do a longer trip next time in SE Utah. A*

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Thank Tyler P
Perrysburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Our family decided climbing on the rocks would be a little more exciting if we added rappelling to it so I called Desert Highlights because of the reviews on Trip Advisor and talked to Herb. The reviews were right on target! We had a great experience and felt completely comfortable with Herb as our guide. Though it was a scary... More 

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Thank Pburgclan
Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

This was our family's first time to experience canyoneering and we could not more highly recommend Desert Highlights. Herb and Melissa were outstanding and made us all feel safe and comfortable and gave us the absolute highlight of a 14 day trip out west. It was truly exhilarating. They made novice climbers from age 58 to our youngest 23 all... More 

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New Paltz, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We have been using Desert Highlights since the year Herb first joined up with Matt. Honored to be his first clients. We wouldn't consider using any other guide service. Desert Highlight trips are always consistent and Safe. This was the first year that I was able to include my 9 year old Son on a canyoneering and climbing adventure. Herb... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

Went canyoneering with Melissa from Desert Highlights --- one of our all time favorite tours. When we reserved our tour owner Herb was welcoming and encouraging but not at all pushy. During our tour Melissa was fun, conversational and relaxed but clearly focused and conscientious. Guys, I know you don't "make" the canyons but you sure know how to present... More 

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Greer, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Due to rain we did not get to experience what we had planned. We did walk tour through the town of Moab and enjoyed Zax's restaurant twice!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

My family of four was treated to a fun, educational, and challenging adventure with Melissa as our guide. We had a morning full of a short fun hike, rappelling, cold water, incredible spaces, and a personable, very competent guide.

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Thank Tom A
San Carlos, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Great day doing the granary hike. Melissa, lead and Cameron, lead in training did a great job of doing whatever it took so we could make this difficult hike and rappel happen. Malissa has a great touch with people. The owner, Herb, is down to earth and a good man. Highly recommend this company and will use them again.We had... More 

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