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Desert Highlights

#18 of 89 Tours in Moab
Moab, UT, USA
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About Desert Highlights
Desert Highlights is a canyoneering, packrafting and rock climbing guide service based in Moab, Utah. We offer exclusively private tours and are able to tailor your trip to meet the needs, abilities and goals of your group. We cater to all abilities and especially enjoy introducing beginners to the joy and beauty of desert exploration. Established in 1997, we're the original canyoneering guide service in Moab. We offer the widest variety of canyon trips in southern Utah. We offer many unique tours that combine canyoneering gear, packrafts (one-person, lightweight inflatable boats) and/or mountain bikes to reach remote terrain that is not seen by many. Our guides are experienced, professional and fun. Safety is our top priority and our guides are trained to the highest standards. During your guided tour with Desert Highlights, not only will you be safely guided through jaw-dropping terrain, but you will learn about the flora, fauna, geology and history of our amazing backyard.
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Moab Canyoneering and Packrafting Combo

Desert Highlights is Moab's original canyoneering guide service. This canyoneering and packrafting tour visits route that Desert Highlights' founder created as a technical guided canyoneering route in the late 1990's. Here, we explore a part of the canyon that most people would not visit on their own. With the use of ropes and other technical gear, a competent guide and a sense of adventure, we are able to explore areas that are otherwise inaccessible. We'll also use one-person, inflatable boats (packrafts) to enjoy a scenic float along the Colorado River. These boats are fun, unique and not used by any other company in Moab.

The Moab desert is our home and we are passionate about sharing it with others. During your guided tour, you will not only safely descend a beautiful, water-carved canyon and float a beautiful section of the Colorado River, but you will learn about the flora and fauna, geology and history of the area that we are so lucky to call our backyard.
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7 hours
from $236.00

Pedal, Paddle, Pedal - Mountain Biking & Packrafting Combo

This adrenaline-pumping tour combines mountain biking and packrafting for a full day of outdoor adventure. First, ride down on an old mining road, losing more than 1,000 feet (305 meters) in elevation. At the bank of the Green River, inflate your packraft, strap on your bike, and float down an especially scenic section of Labyrinth Canyon. Back on land, bike another three miles to wrap up the day.
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10 hours
from $269.75

Moab Canyoneering - Full Day Canyoneering Tour

Desert Highlights is Moab's original canyoneering guide service. This full day canyoneering tour visits a route that Desert Highlights' founder created as a technical guided canyoneering route in the late 1990's. Here, we explore an area that most people would not visit on their own. With the use of ropes and other technical gear, a competent guide and a sense of adventure, we are able to explore areas that are otherwise inaccessible. The Moab desert is our home and we are passionate about sharing it with others. During your guided tour, you will not only safely descend a beautiful, water-carved canyon, but you will learn about the flora and fauna, geology and history of the area that we are so lucky to call our backyard.
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7 hours
from $175.00

Moab Canyoneering - Half Day Canyon Tour

Desert Highlights is Moab's original canyoneering guide service. This half day canyoneering tour visits a route that Desert Highlights' founder created as a technical guided canyoneering route in the late 1990's. Here, we explore an area that most people would not visit on their own. With the use of ropes and other technical gear, a competent guide and a sense of adventure, we are able to explore areas that are otherwise inaccessible. The Moab desert is our home and we are passionate about sharing it with others. During your guided tour, you will not only safely descend a beautiful, water-carved canyon, but you will learn about the flora and fauna, geology and history of the area that we are so lucky to call our backyard.
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5 hours
from $117.95
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My husband, our two friends and I spent three days exploring slot canyons with Desert Highlights in February of this year. We had a great experience. The canyons were spectacular, the rappels and downclimbs were managed safely, and the experience was totally tailored to our
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Response from DesertHighlights, Owner at Desert Highlights
Responded Mar 3, 2020
Thank you so much for the kind words! Herb had a lot of fun out there with you guys. We hope to share more adventurous with you in the future!
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My husband and I went on a beginner half day canyoneering trip with Desert Highlights in February. They had been recommended to us by a friend of ours who has been on several of their trips. We were nervous leading up to that day about how the canyoneering would work and if we
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Response from DesertHighlights, General Manager at Desert Highlights
Responded Mar 3, 2020
Thank you for sharing your experience! We understand that putting those nerves at ease is just as important as safely navigating the canyons and rappels, so we pride ourselves in that skillset! Herb is certainly an expert :) Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to getting into more canyons with you in the future!
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Just booked my trip with Desert Highlights for this summer and it reminded me I hadn’t reviewed my trip from last summer. My son in law and I did a pedal paddle pedal With Herb last summer.The trip started with an early morning ride through the desert and then you drop down into
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Response from DesertHighlights, Owner at Desert Highlights
Responded Feb 11, 2020
Thank you so much for leaving a nice review for us! We always enjoy getting out with you guys and showing you around our awesome backyard. The Pedal, Paddle, Pedal certainly is an adventure of a lifetime - thanks for trusting in our recommendation and getting out there with us! We look forward to getting out in the canyons with you this summer!
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We were a group of 4 who did full day Leprechaun canyon canyoneering and half day looking glass rock, rock climbing tour with Desert Highlands. We could not have asked for a better experience. Right from the communication with Melissa (co-owner) to our guide, Herb(owner)
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Response from DesertHighlights, Manager at Desert Highlights
Responded Feb 11, 2020
We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a nice review! Thank you so much for the kind words. We take pride in our authenticity and always have such a good time showing people around our backyard. Thanks for choosing Desert Highlights - we'll look forward to seeing you guys out here again in the future!
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Our group of 4 came to moab and wanted to do something a little different. We are SO glad we did! Unique trip, awesome knowledgeable guides. Scenery was spectacular. This trip is so so cool!!
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Response from DesertHighlights, Owner at Desert Highlights
Responded Feb 10, 2020
We're so glad you came back for another trip with Desert Highlights! Thanks for trusting us to show you a really fun way to see a really remote area! We'll look forward to the next trip with you guys!
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