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Moab Canyoneering and Packrafting Combo provided by Desert Highlights

Moab Canyoneering and Packrafting Combo

Moab Canyoneering and Packrafting Combo
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Last updated: 2 Jul 2020
A note from Moab Canyoneering and Packrafting Combo
Please contact us for more measures that we are taking and asking you to take in order to do our part in minimizing the risk of transmission of Covid-19.
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travelers
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Arrive at Desert Highlights in the morning (pick-up available upon request) where your guide will outfit you with all of the necessary gear for canyoneering and rafting. We'll drive your group to the start of the canyon and hike across ancient sand dunes to our first rappel. Desert Highlights has experienced and knowledgeable guides that will literally "show you the ropes", ensuring your safety and teaching you everything you need to know to descend the canyon safely. After 2 exhilarating rappels and a beautiful hike out, we'll hop in the van and drive along the Colorado River. We'll have a chance to eat lunch, talk about river safety and choose the best put-in based on your groups abilities and goals for the afternoon. We'll soon launch on the river and float through rapids or enjoy a scenic flat-water float - whichever your heart desires! This tour is suitable for beginner and experienced canyoneers alike. We are extremely passionate about our backyard and you'll gain knowledge and respect for our desert environment while out on your Moab canyoneering adventure with Desert Highlights!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 108923P1
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
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.
Duration
7h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We can pick up from any hotel, condo or vacation rental within 15 miles of Moab.
Desert Highlights, 16 S 100 E, Moab, UT 84532, USA From Main Street, turn East on Center St. and then take a right at 100 East. You'll see our shop on your right!
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
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.
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We can pick up from any hotel, condo or vacation rental within 15 miles of Moab.
Desert Highlights, 16 S 100 E, Moab, UT 84532, USA From Main Street, turn East on Center St. and then take a right at 100 East. You'll see our shop on your right!
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled 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
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Gsmorris
New Orleans, LA12 contributions
Desert Highlights- The Perfect Name
Jul 2021
This experience was amazing. Our guide, Kai, was just as amazing. At the beginning, we climbed a high path. Though it was scary, Kai helped us all the way up. Getting to the top gives you such a triumphant feeling. The canyoneering is thrilling. In fact, between climbing, rappelling, and squeezing your way through the canyon with your family and your guide, the whole experience was surreal and the best way to experience Moab. Next up, the pack rafting. In Pack Rafting, each person has an individual inflatable raft. The rafts were actually super cool. Our guide let us choose whether we wanted to go through more intense rapids or calm waters. This is great because it allows families to balance out the difficulty of the experience. Overall, the combo of canyoneering and pack rafting will certainly be an amazing experience that you will never forget. It will be challenging, but far from impossible or incredibly strenuous. Go with this combo, you won't regret it.
Written 14 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
DesertHighlights
We're so happy to hear that your family enjoyed the day with Kai - thank you for sharing your experience and kind words! The canyoneering and packrafting combo is certainly one of our favorite ways to share our backyard with folks like y'all! Let us know if you're back in the area - there's plenty more the explore!
Written 18 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

BT
Washington3 contributions
Best Tour in Moab!
I can’t say enough great things about Desert Highlights. My family of 11, ranging from 10 to 74, were expertly guided for a very full and very fun day in Medieval Chamber and the Colorado River. Jake and Kai are the absolute best! They are patient, kind and talented. The level of care and service we received was above and beyond. If you are searching for a company to show you an amazing time in Moab, stop searching! You can’t miss with Desert Highlights. Thanks for the trip of a lifetime!
Written 1 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
DesertHighlights
We're so happy to hear you had such a wonderful time out there! We're so fortunate to have Jake and Kai on our team - patience and kindness are certainly excellent qualities of theirs and so important when guiding. Thank you for coming out with us and for taking the time to share your experience!
Written 4 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

BakPak
Philadelphia, PA8 contributions
Perfect!! (Again!)
My wife and 3 children (7, 9, & 11) did a full day trip with Desert Highlights. We did the combination canyoneering in the morning (Medieval Chamber), followed by pack rafting along the Colorado River in the afternoon.

This day with Desert Highlights was absolutely the “highlight” of our week long vacation in Utah that included other activities such as mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding.

Herb was our guide and he was extremely personable and an experienced outdoorsman and has been guiding in Moab for 15 years. The three kids (and parents!) felt reassuringly safe as we went through a couple 100 foot rappels in the canyons. Our youngest (7 years old) was reluctant to rappel by herself so Herb brought her down with him and she loved it. The rest of us enjoyed the adreniline rush of our solo rappels.

The rafting in the afternoon was equally exciting as we all had our own individual rafts for a couple hour excursion on The Colorado that included a few exciting rapid sections. The rapids were mild but fun nonetheless. Herb offered us options of intensity for the rafting (we could have put in at a different spot that would have taken us through some higher Class II and III rapids but we elected for the tamer version given the age of our kids.

This is my third time using Desert Highlights as a guide in Moab (1998, 2007, 2021). They’ve been around since 1997 and, unlike many of the other guide services, they only do private trips. This is the only guide I would trust with my own children as we did not want to wind up with a transient yahoo as a guide.

I can’t recommend Desert Highlights enough!
Written 24 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
DesertHighlights
Thank you so much for the kind words and for coming out with us again and again! It's been great reconnecting with you over the years through the company and now meeting the kiddos and showing them why we all love Moab so much! We look forward to many more adventures with you guys in the future! - Herb & Melissa (& Matt!)
Written 29 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sean M
White Marsh, MD5 contributions
Perfect Family Adventure
We had a perfect family day thanks to our guide, Kai. We aren’t huge outdoorsy folks, but like to take adventures on trips. This was our first time doing either Canyoneering or rafting with our 7yo and Kai made it a huge success. She was happy to chat with our precocious kiddo, made sure he was safe, and encouraged him to try but wasn’t pushy *at all.*

Our little guy loved the scramble and first repel into Entrajo, but bugged at the 100ft repel (my wife and I did it fine, having canyoneered only once before). Kai gave him encouragement and opportunity to try to do it solo, but he wasn’t up for it. He did take her up on the offer to repel with her (rather than hike back down). It was quite a feat to watch, but we totally trusted Kai. And our little guy felt like a total champ for coming down.

We didn’t have a packed lunch, and Kai was totally cool to let us stop in town and grab sandwiches and coffee to refuel for the afternoon. The river was a perfect end to the day. We loved the little rapids/waves, swimming, throwing rocks, etc. Easily the highlight of the trip and something that wouldn’t have been possible without Kai and Desert Highlights! If you’re traveling with your family I can’t recommend them enough!
Written 31 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
DesertHighlights
We're so happy you had such a great time out there with Kai! She loved showing your family a couple of her favorite activities and said that your 7 year old did great. It's important to us that folks, especially kids, have a positive experience when trying something new and scary - I'm glad she was able to make rappelling and boating fun for him! There are many more adventures to be had - we hope to get out there with you guys again!
Written 2 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Grace
Des Moines, IA10 contributions
So much fun in the Moab sun!
We had such a great time canyoneering and packrafting with Kai! We rappelled on the Medieval Chamber and Morning Glory Arch tracks and then pack rafted on her recommended section of the river. She was great and so patient to the two of us who had never rappelled before, and offered some much needed reminders to the one that had! We loved the private tour and mask requirements, as we were trying to stay as safe as possible during COVID. As a bonus, she gave us some amazing local restaurant recommendations to check out the rest of our visit. I will definitely book with Desert Highlights again when I come back to Moab!
Written 6 October 2020
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DesertHighlights
Thank you so much for sharing your experience! We are doing our best to be as safe as possible during these strange times, and our private tours certainly help with that! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time out with Kai - she's an excellent guide and a lot of fun to be around! We'll look forward to seeing you in Moab again!
Written 7 October 2020
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Kelly C
4 contributions
The perfect Moab adventure
Sep 2020 • Couples
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.
Written 7 September 2020
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DesertHighlights
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!
Written 20 September 2020
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aharthur
Overland Park, KS4 contributions
Well worth it!
Aug 2020 • Family
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 this feat. Kai was the perfect guide, taking our novice family of hikers on a fabulous excursion. We made memories to last a lifetime. We highly recommend!
Written 24 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
DesertHighlights
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!
Written 25 August 2020
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Nbr2244
Omaha, NE13 contributions
Epic Adventure
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 something most would never do on their own- but a bucket list type activity and highly recommended. It was a blast! Our youngest was so excited when she finished the repel down! We loved it
Written 5 August 2020
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DesertHighlights
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!
Written 6 August 2020
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CRen1990
Dallas, TX18 contributions
Perfection!
Jul 2020
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 them. I cannot tell you how thankful I am that we did.

Melissa was fantastic and extremely timely on her responses to all of my many questions and our tour guide Herb was above and beyond. There were 6 of us girls who all went on this tour and he helped us navigate through it all. He provided the perfect amount of encouragement and information on what we needed to do. It was honestly the MOST amazing experience I have ever had on any tour I have ever been on.

We ended up booking the Entrajo Canyoneering half day tour and the packrafting trip for the second half of the day. Being able to break up the day like this made it extremely enjoyable especially with the summer heat. I was worried initially with booking Entrajo Canyon since another company I contacted had advised me that if I wanted anything adventurous, with slots, rappels, and water I would have to drive 2 plus hours away. Thankfully when I talked with Melissa and told her what we were looking for she knew exactly which canyon to recommend and the best part was that it was only 20 minutes away.

Honestly if you are looking to do something like this, do not continue to waste your time and shop around, just book with this company and you will not be disappointed. Thank you again to everyone over at Desert Highlights! Y'all were amazing!!!!!!
Written 15 July 2020
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DesertHighlights
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!
Written 17 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

NtlPrkTrvlr
Philadelphia, PA87 contributions
Great Trip With Desert Highlights!
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 Herb and Melissa were great to work with and were very responsive to our emails/calls. Prior to the trip, Melissa provided helpful details on everything we needed to be properly prepared.

We shared what we were hoping to do during our time and the DH team customized an unforgettable trip! Our trip included rappels (highest being 150’!), swimming in potholes, lots of slots, tight squeezes, down-climbing, pack rafting and two nights camping. The days were packed with a ton of adventure and the camping spot was absolutely stunning! Couldn’t think of a better camp site than the one they chose for us. Beautiful sunsets, stargazing and sunrises in a remote area where we didn’t see a single soul for 3-days!

To make the trip even more memorable was our guide, Jake. Jake was AWESOME! Super personable, encouraging, patient and had a true gift for teaching/ coaching us on how to maneuver our way through the canyons. And I swear he’s part Spider-Man too! All kidding aside, the guide can make or break the overall experience. Having Jake’s leadership throughout our trip was the icing on the cake!

If your in Moab and looking for a canyoneering adventure, definitely choose Desert Highlights! They have a true passion for what they do. Herb, Melissa and their team will work with you to ensure that you have the experience that is fit for you, your interests and your abilities. Thank you DH for another awesome trip!!!

Written 13 July 2020
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DesertHighlights
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!
Written 17 July 2020
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KerstinSF
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Pedal, paddle, paddle, paddle
We had an awesome day with Herb and the Pedal Paddle excursion. First Melissa answered my many questions over the p
aaronthompson1
aaronthompson1
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Unforgettable Experience!!!
This was our family's first canyoneering experience and couldn't have been happier that we chose Desert Highlights!
Linda K
Linda K
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Highlight of the trip
I booked this activity for my 20 something adult kids and it did not disappoint!! First, Melissa was amazing. She
ekrebs14
ekrebs14
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Great for gear rental
I didn't do a tour with Desert Highlights, just a packraft rental. But wanted to leave a review because Melissa was
Karen Z
Karen Z
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SO MUCH FUN!!!
What a fantastic day!!! This was one of the most fun experiences I've ever had!!! Climbing up the canyon and rapp
Dkronenw
Dkronenw
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Loved it!
One of the most fun things we have ever done! We went with Kai to Pool Arch and had a blast. Would have signed up f
Q6027WEjanicer
Q6027WEjanicer
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Stop looking and book this tour!
AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME! Book this tour! We had a fabulous day with Jake. We are in our mid 50’s and brought ou
Q6027WEjanicer
Q6027WEjanicer
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Really unique experience!
Our family of 4 had a wonderful time with Herb on the Pedal, Paddle, Pedal. Really unique experience & exciting r
shaynaroble
shaynaroble
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One of a kind experience, loved it!
I went on the canyoneering day trip with my family (led by Jake) and it was FANTASTIC. I was a little nervous at fi
bbartram9
bbartram9
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Pool Arch Canyoneering Tour
Three of did the Pool Arch Canyon canyoneering tour on April 22, 2021. The trip was outstanding. The scenery is wo
rtyamamo_18
rtyamamo_18
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Great Family Experience
Jake is an excellent guide, very knowledgeable, interesting conversationalist, and good at explaining things. He's
369allanas
369allanas
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Perfect rock climbing experience
Four of us, ages 9,14, 15 and 48, went rock climbing together this week for a half-day in the morning with Herb! We
CmkAtl
CmkAtl
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Wonderful Rappelling Experience
I can’t say enough good things about Desert Highlights. My husband called the office to ask about the different ad
deek975
deek975
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Awesome Canyoneering!
Melissa made the whole experience fantastic! After a short drive and an easy hike we came to the first rappel. Me
vingai123
vingai123
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Superb guide and adventure to remember
This company is amazing. We had three young children and Herb was our guide. From beginning to end everything was w
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