Guided Canyoneering Tours in Moab

Guided canyoneering tours in Moab are an excellent way to explore terrain that is off the beaten path and see places that cannot be seen without the use of technical equipment and competent guidance. Our guided canyon tours are beginner and family friendly. We tailor our tours to the abilities and goals of your group, and we promise to leave you with lasting memories of your time in Moab.

Throughout the day you’ll be hiking, scrambling, rappelling, downclimbing and sometimes wading through canyon pools. We back up every rappel with a second rope that your guide will manage, so experience is not required - just a sense of adventure and excitement for exploration!

Why choose Desert Highlights for Canyoneering in Moab?

  • All of our tours are private at no extra cost to you. This provides our guests with a personalized experience that cannot be found with other outfitters.
  • Our guides are passionate, fun and experienced. All of our guides are trained to the highest standards and ensure that your safety comes first.
  • We strive to add value to our tours by educating our guests about the local geology, natural history and flora and fauna. Ask us anything!
  • Desert Highlights is Moab’s original canyoneering guide service. As the pioneers of many local canyons (Medieval Chamber, Entrajo Canyon, Zig Zag Canyon, Pleiades Canyon and Granary Canyon) we are the true experts in the area and industry.

Half & Full Day Moab Canyoneering Tours

    Medieval Chamber

    4 - 6 hours

    Easy hiking and long, dramatic rappels! This half day canyon tour takes us across ancient sand dunes and down into a lush canyon with flowing water via two spectacular rappels, each around 100 feet in length. With expert guidance, this…

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      Entrajo Canyon

      4 - 6 hours

      Adventurous hiking with lots of variety (and sometimes water)! This canyon tour is one of the more adventurous half day tours in Moab. It combines easy rock climbing, hiking and rappelling to visit one of Moab’s best slot canyons. This…

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        Zig Zag Canyon

        6 - 8 Hours

        A DH exclusive! A maze of sandstone fins with unparalleled views and a huge rappel! During this canyon tour, we enjoy easy climbing, big views and a 220-foot rappel – the longest guided rappel in Moab! This adventure is a…

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          Pleiades Canyon

          6 - 8 Hours

          Wild rappels through waterfalls in a truly beautiful alpine slot canyon!​ This beautiful and charming canyon provides a great adventure during the heat of the summer. With it’s clear flowing water and short (but very sweet) slot section, Pleiades Canyon…

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            Granary Canyon

            8-10 Hours

            Awesome wilderness canyon with many fantastic rappels and superb arches! Very few Moab canyons contain as many exquisite natural arches as the journey through Granary Canyon. And what a journey it is! Six fantastic rappels and a lot of tricky…

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              Canyoneering & Packrafting Combo

              7- 9 Hours

              Canyon hiking and rappelling followed by an afternoon of packrafting on the Colorado River! We’ll begin the day in a half-day canyon tour of your choice, then eat lunch along the Colorado River and finish the afternoon with a scenic…

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                Irish Canyons

                8-10 Hours or 2+ Days

                Short hikes to stunning narrows and fun slot canyon exploration! The Irish Canyons are an excellent choice for those looking to get into more narrow, technical slot canyons. Many options exist, whether you’re looking for an introduction to navigating slot…

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                  Poison Springs Canyons

                  8-10 Hours or 2+ Days

                  Deep, dark slot canyons with dramatic rappels and scenic narrows! The Poison Springs Canyons are an excellent choice for those looking to get into deep, dark, narrow technical slot canyons. Many options exist, whether you’re looking for long, dramatic rappels…

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                    Cow Swim Canyon

                    1.5 Days

                    Camping, Canyoneering & Packrafting Combo! This is a big adventure combining car camping, canyoneering and packrafting to visit an area that cannot be accessed without the use of ropes. Once in the canyon there is no escaping without the use…

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