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Desert Highlights

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Address: 50 E Center St, Moab, UT 84532-2473
Phone Number: +1 800-747-1342
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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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Amazing family adventure full day canyoning and pack rafting

This trip to Moab was our second rappel trip in Utah and this combined rappel and pack rafting was truly the highlight of our trip. The instructor and owner Herb is not only... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2016
Frotripping
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Toronto, Canada
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Niceville, United States
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My son and I recently went on a full-day canyoneering trip to Zig Zag Canyon with Desert Highlights. The trip was challenging and, at times, rigorous and included 3 rappels, one of which was at least a couple of hundred feet. Our guide was informative and safety-conscious. It was a unique experience that I will not soon forget.

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Toronto, Canada
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This trip to Moab was our second rappel trip in Utah and this combined rappel and pack rafting was truly the highlight of our trip. The instructor and owner Herb is not only knowledgeable about canyoning but was impressive with his knowledge of botany and geology of the area. This truly enriched our experience. The pack rafting with 2 very... More 

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

I am glad to hear that your family enjoyed their day out with us! Your boy is very adventurous! More 

Salt Lake City
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Herb and Melissa are simply the most patient, knowledgeable, competent, and friendliest canyoneering guides on the planet! Cannot give a higher recommendation. What a wonderful experience. Thank you!

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Melissa and I both enjoyed our day out with you guys immensely. More 

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I wasn't really aware of what canyoneering was and when my girlfriend suggested it and I looked it up I have to admit I was terrified. After some persuasion, and after another company let us down, three of us arranged for an afternoon canyoneering with Desert Highlights. We were met by Melissa who explained what was ahead and helped set... More 

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Thank Will W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 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 

Chattanooga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 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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Perrysburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 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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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 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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