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Moab Canyoneering and Packrafting Combo provided by Desert Highlights

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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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Departure Point
Desert Highlights, 16 S 100 E, Moab, UT 84532, USA
Duration
7h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Private tour and personlized attention
  • Professional, experienced and fun guide
  • All necessary canyoneering gear
  • Personal Alpacka Packraft, paddle, PFD
  • Transportation - Hotel pick up and drop off if requested
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Please bring enough food to be out and active for 6-8 hours
  • We recommend bringing between 2 and 3 liters of water per person.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kelly C wrote a review 7 Sep
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We had an amazing time with Kai today! My husband and I would highly recommend Desert Highlights for anyone visiting the area. Kai was patient, thorough, and very knowledgeable. We couldn’t have asked for a better day that combined adventure and relaxation.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from DesertHighlights, Owner at Moab Canyoneering and Packrafting Combo
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a nice review and for the high recommendation! We love what we do, and I'm glad to hear that it shows. Kai's patience and knowledge certainly makes her an excellent guide. Thank you for choosing Desert Highlights - we hope to see you guys out here again sometime!
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aharthur wrote a review Aug 2020
Overland Park, Kansas4 contributions
Our family of five (girls age 13,12,9) had a great time adventuring with Kai! We chose the Entrajo canyon and the pack rafting adventure. We had an amazing time challenging ourselves on this hike. It is not for the faint of heart and we felt strong and proud having accomplished
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from DesertHighlights, Owner at Moab Canyoneering and Packrafting Combo
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for the kind words and high recommendation! Kai had a great time out there with your family and was so proud of how well everyone did. We're so glad you enjoyed the adventure - thanks for coming out with us!
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Nbr2244 wrote a review Aug 2020
Omaha, Nebraska12 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a fantastic day. Family of five- kids age 17,14, and 11. This was a great adventure. Ky was a fantastic guide... very patient with our beginner status. The canyoneering portion of the day was exciting. It is not for the faint of heart. Intimidating but safe. It is
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Response from DesertHighlights, Manager at Moab Canyoneering and Packrafting Combo
Responded 6 Aug 2020
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for us! We agree - Kai is a fantastic guide and we're glad you enjoyed your time out there with her. She certainly has a lot of patience which is so helpful for those that are nervous. We hope to see your family out this way for another adventure soon!
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CRen1990 wrote a review Jul 2020
Dallas, Texas18 contributions3 helpful votes
This company is pure excellence! Before I booked with Desert Highlights I shopped around with other companies quite a bit. When I contacted Desert Highlights and Melissa replied giving me super detailed responses and recommendations, I decided to move forward and book with
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from DesertHighlights, Owner at Moab Canyoneering and Packrafting Combo
Responded 17 Jul 2020
Wow! We can't thank you enough for the wonderful review! It was so great working with you and putting together a trip that would show your group a good time and meet all of your goals and needs! Herb and Kai had an awesome time out there with you - we hope to show you more amazing canyons in the future!
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NtlPrkTrvlr wrote a review Jul 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania74 contributions
During our vacation in Moab last week, my wife, daughter (13) and I did a three-day canyoneering/camping trip with Desert Highlights. This was our second trip with DH and once again they didn’t disappoint. Both experiences were incredible and exceeded our expectations! Both
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Response from DesertHighlights, Owner at Moab Canyoneering and Packrafting Combo
Responded 17 Jul 2020
Jake had such a wonderful time out there with your family. I'm so glad that we were given the opportunity to show you guys some of the best parts of our backyard. We love getting out on multi-day trips where it's a bit more remote and the solitude is pretty much guaranteed! Thank you so much for the kind words and for trusting us to create a memorable trip for you guys. Here's to many more canyon trips in the future!
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mlokteff2
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Amazing!!!!!
Amazing experience. We enjoyed every minute of it and will be back for more! Our kiddo (almost 9) loved scrambling
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asia999
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Half Day Rock Climbing
We signed up our 16 year old for a half day rock climbing excursion. The whole family met up with Jake at Desert H
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Exploration819047
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Great Canyoneering Experience for Families
The Medival Chamber and Morning Glory rappels were amazing. Melissa our tour guide did an excellent job guiding us
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B2709QYgeorges
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GREATEST ADVENTURE!!!
First, the short version, then I’ll expand. I had a bucket list dream to take my family canyoneering in Utah. The
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485gracep
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Amazing tour!
We had such an amazing time on our tour! Felt perfectly challenged and were able to customize it to make it what we
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only1marcia
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First Time!
What a fantastic experience! So many adventure companies in Moab it’s hard to know who to chose. We picked Desert
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Kelly868
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Scenic, customized, safety-conscious adventure!
My husband, our two friends and I spent three days exploring slot canyons with Desert Highlights in February of thi
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295beckyt
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Amazing Experience!
My husband and I went on a beginner half day canyoneering trip with Desert Highlights in February. They had been re
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afountaine2000
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Great packraft -Mtn bike trip
Just booked my trip with Desert Highlights for this summer and it reminded me I hadn’t reviewed my trip from last s
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kchall01
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Canyoneering & Rock Climbing, AWESOME Experience!!!!
We were a group of 4 who did full day Leprechaun canyon canyoneering and half day looking glass rock, rock climbing
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samburrell1
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coolest thing we did in moab!!
Our group of 4 came to moab and wanted to do something a little different. We are SO glad we did! Unique trip, awes
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Kurt H
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Zigzag Canyon
This was my wife and my first canyoneering experience. Our guide Jake was great. He took the time to explain tech
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Passport597504
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Amazing Adventure!
My husband and I went on a Half Day Canyon Tour with Melissa and we loved it! Desert Highlights supplied everythin
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intothewoodz
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Amazing time with an amazing guide
We did a 2 day canyoneering adventure with a night of camping out in the wilderness. Our guide Jake was amazing, a
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Samburr5678
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Best canyon experience ever!
6th trip to moab, we try to canyoneer every time. This was our first with desert highlights and by far the best! Am
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  • Duration: 7h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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