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Desert Highlights

50 E Center St, Moab, UT 84532-2473
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Great family activity in Moab!

Our family of 5 (kids 6, 11, 13) did the Entrajo Canyon tour. It was perfect to engage and excited... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
nealiarmstrong
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Palo Alto, California
You've got to do this!

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Moab. We did the Zig Zag Canyon repel. Our guide... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sean F
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Calgary, Canada
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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 1997, we're the original canyoneering...more
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50 E Center St, Moab, UT 84532-2473
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 5 (kids 6, 11, 13) did the Entrajo Canyon tour. It was perfect to engage and excited both our kindergartener and our middle schoolers. The 6 year old got carried over some of the deeper water holes and had some extra help...More

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Herb C, Owner at Desert Highlights, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. Melissa had a great time out with you guys - it sounds like your kids are quite adventurous, which is our only requirement for canyoneering! Let us know if you're ever back...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Moab. We did the Zig Zag Canyon repel. Our guide, Melissa, was incredibly fun and knowledgeable. We had all levels of experience in our group from first timers to others who were familiar with repelling....More

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Herb C, Owner at Desert Highlights, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sean, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Melissa had a blast out there with you guys - it's always fun for us to take (nervous!) beginners out and show them that canyoneering can be really safe and fun. Thanks...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I did Zig Zag Canyon with Herb. He was charming, knowledgeable, and his skill set was solid. We felt totally safe. The approach and scenery was exquisite. The rappelling was super fun.

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Herb C, Owner at Desert Highlights, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We really appreciate you leaving us a nice review. I had a great time out there with you guys - thank you for your kind words! Perhaps we'll see you guys in the canyons again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I had a great time on both canyoneering trips we went on with Desert Highlights during our spring break trip to Moab. Taylor was a great guide for our trip thru Entrajo Canyon and brought us to an area we would have...More

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Herb C, Owner at Desert Highlights, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for leaving us a nice review. We'd love to get out to the Hanksville area with you and your son. The canyons out there are one of a kind, and taking 2 days to explore allows us to get into some...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Herb was an amazing guide. He knew so much about the local wildlife, flora and fauna, and he was sincerely kind and patient. It made for the best birthday present ever! We repelled down a 220 ft cliff!

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Herb C, Owner at Desert Highlights, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I had a great time out there with y'all and am happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves out there!

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Have used this group on several occasions over the past several years. Every trip has been great. Guides are friendly and knowledgeable. Trips are interesting and exciting. Will use them every time I’m in town.

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Herb C, Owner at Desert Highlights, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review for us. We always have a great time out with you guys and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Hi! We loved our day with Evan-it was the highlight of our 8 day trip through Red Rock Country! We spent the night in Hanksville, which was about 25 minutes from the Canyon. It was super convenient and nice to stay in a teeny off-the-beaten-path...More

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Herb C, Owner at Desert Highlights, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It's such a treat for us to get into the canyons that are a little further away from Moab. Evan had a blast out there with you guys. It's so much fun getting out with young kids...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Recently went to Moab as part of a larger trip through Utah with our family of four (2 adults/ 2 kids ages 11 and 8) and this was the highlight of our trip. Melissa and Logan were incredible guides- knowledgeable, patient, and they knew the...More

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Herb C, Owner at Desert Highlights, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! During these early spring trips, it can be difficult to tell what type of conditions we will encounter in chilly canyons like Entrajo. Bringing wetsuits along gives us the freedom to enjoy a route, even...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Great day with Evan and my 16 year old son in the Zig Zag canyon. Evan is fun to be around and an excellent guide. You will not find a better guide in Moab. Highly recommend trying canyoneering at least once and Desert Highlights is...More

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Herb C, Owner at Desert Highlights, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi Bruce! Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. Evan is an excellent guide and very comfortable introducing young folks to the wide (and sometimes quite narrow) world of canyoneering! Hope to see you out there again soon!

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic experience hiking and rappelling with Desert Highlights in Moab. The guides were technically knowledgeable and well trained. They were patient and encouraging teachers for our children (7 and 8). We look forward to another adventure with Desert Highlights.More

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Herb C, Owner at Desert Highlights, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a reveiw for us! We had a great time out with you and your kids. We love taking kids on canyoneering adventures at a young age and inspiring them to love the outdoors. We look...More

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