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Authorized Permittee of the
National Park Service
National Forest Service
Bureau of Land Management

American Canyoneering Association
Desert Highlights is an accredited guide service by the American Canyoneering Association

Desert Highlights is a proud business member of the
Southern Utah
Wilderness Alliance

Visit our office in Moab, Utah!
Located at 50 East Center Street next to Moab Information Center
Desert Highlights Corporate Headquarters

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50 East Center St.
PO Box 1342
Moab, Utah 84532
(800) 747-1342
(435) 259-4433
The day couldn't be more perfect as you hike down a beautiful desert canyon. At times, the sheer sandstone walls twist and turn so circuitously they make a mystery of what lies just a few footsteps downcanyon. Then you arrive at a drop. A big drop. The canyon floor plummets one hundred feet before continuing around the next bend!

Desert Highlights
has appeared in:

Men's Journal 09/07 Cover September 2007 Men's Journal. "Chasing Waterfalls" in Pleiades Canyon. Exploring the mountains of southern Utah.

National Geographic Adventure 03/07 cover March 2007 National Geographic Adventure. Overnight slot canyon adventures in the wild and woolly Hankback.

Boy's Life Magazine March 2007 Boy's Life, the official magazine of the Boy Scouts of America. A Maryland troop joins us for three days of adventures, including Blarney Canyon, Medieval Chamber and Pleiades Canyon (cover shot).

Men's Journal 10/06 Cover October 2006 Men's Journal. Two day, "fly-in" trips into the super narrow slot canyons of North Wash, Utah.

National Geographic Adventure 03/06 cover March 2006 National Geographic Adventure. Technical backpacking trips in the slot canyons of Utah's Robbers Roost.

"Guides of the Year" 2005
Outdoor Utah magazine cover

National Geographic Adventure 11/05 cover November 2005 issue of National Geographic Adventure. Fall/winter road trip to Canyonlands Utah. Yeah!

KJCT8 Logo Grand Junction, CO news anchor Kristin Fisher explores spectacular Medieval Chamber in October 2005.

Hooked on the Outdoors MagazineThe September 2005 issue of Hooked on the Outdoors. Check out slot canyoneering in the (where else?) "Highlights" section.

Adventure Sports Magazine Cover September 2005 issue of Adventure Sports Magazine. We go "Down Under" in Utah's Robbers Roost Canyon.

Chicago Tribune logo April 17th, 2005 issue of Chicago Tribune Magazine. "Up Against the Wall" in Lomatium Canyon

Rocky Mountain News logo April 30th, 2005 Rocky Mountain News story "Maximum Exhilaration"

Men's Health cover August 2004 issue of Mens Health Check out "Stress Busters." Who knew rapping 100' into canyons lowers stress!

National Geographic Adventure magazine coverThe May 2003 issue of National Geographic Adventure, including exploring the backcountry of Arches Nat'l Park.

Outside magazine cover The September 2001 issue of Outside Magazine featuring canyoneering in the "Destination" section.

Conde Naste Traveler magazine cover The December 2003 issue of Conde Naste Traveler. They highlight the best of Moab and its winter activities!

BootsnAll Logo Two insightful and hilarious articles from a couple writers at Boots 'n All. Read about their experiences in Lomatium Canyon and Entrajo Canyon with Desert Highlights.
Outdoor Utah magazine coverThe Outdoor Utah crew drops into Lomatium Canyon. Also in Outdoor Utah, an article written by DH guide Matt Moore.

ESPN2 logoFord Outfitters 2001 season with canyoning in Moab. Photos of behind the scenes action.

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Trailside host Julie Dauphine joined Desert Highlights for a trip into the Medieval Chamber in 1998.
For most hikers, that drop would be their cue to turn around and call it a day. Those with a penchant for exploration, however, will set up ropes, rappel the drop and continue on! Welcome to the realm of Canyoneering - where rarely visited places of extraordinary beauty await those willing to make the effort.

Desert Highlights, based in Moab, Utah, offers some of the most spectacular guided adventures into southern Utah's rugged canyon country. Canyoneering is our specialty.

Check out our incredible One Day Adventures with exceptionally rewarding challenges. Specialized skills including rappelling are taught to adventurous hikers and used to explore Utah's remote redrock canyons. No previous climbing or rappelling experience is required. The variety of canyons in the Moab area ensures that a great trip can be enjoyed regardless of age or physical ability.

Spend some time at our Frequently Asked Questions page if you're not sure what canyoneering is and would like detailed information on guided canyoneering. It is also a great resource for those who have already booked a trip and would like to know what to wear, bring and expect!

Canyoneering is risky! Having confidence in Your Guides is essential to enjoying your adventure.

If you're looking to have an active, exciting and educational visit to southern Utah, join one of Desert Highlights' awesome canyoneering trips. Stop by our office when you get to town at 50 East Center Street next to the Moab Information Center.

You’ve decided to go for it! A gentle descent down the rope brings you once again to solid ground -- 100 feet lower. The rest of your party soon follow. Reveling in being one of the few who will ever visit this spectacular and lonely place, you ponder...“What lies around the next bend?”
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50 East Center St.
PO Box 1342
Moab, Utah 84532
(800) 747-1342
(435) 259-4433