Custom Packrafting Tours and Unique Combo Tours

River trips with Desert Highlights are unique - we are the only company in Utah to offer guided packrafting adventures. Packrafts are an exciting way to experience rafting in Moab. They are one-person, lightweight inflatable boats that can easily be carried in a backpack, allowing you to have the type of experience that you prefer. Looking for white-water? These boats are a ton of fun to paddle through Class I and II waves! Looking for flat-water? Sit back and relax as you float along the boundary of Arches National Park on one of the most scenic flatwater stretches around!

We offer custom half-day packrafting tours, or you can combine a half day of canyoneering with an afternoon of packrafting. Since all of our tours are private, we can create a trip that suits you!

We also offer multi-sport tours that combine packrafts with canyoneering or mountain biking to access terrain that is otherwise difficult or impossible to access. Check out our Multi-Sport Adventures page for more information.

Why choose Desert Highlights for rafting in Moab?

  • We are the only company to offer guided tours with these unique boats. Come check out why packrafts are becoming so popular!
  • The multi-sport tours that we have created using other gear like ropes and mountain bikes cannot be found with any other Moab outfitter.
  • We tailor each guided rafting trip to your group. Packrafts allow us to use non-standard river put-ins so that we can “cherry-pick” the best section of river to suit your abilities and goals.  
  • Our guides are passionate, fun and experienced. We train all of our guides 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 cultural history. We love talking about our amazing backyard, so ask us anything!
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Half & Full Day River Trips & Multi-Sport Packages

Packrafting on the Colorado River

    Custom Packrafting on the Colorado River

    3 - 5 Hours

    Beat the heat on the river in your own inflatable packraft! Whether you have zero boating experience or are a whitewater aficionado, you’re sure to have a blast in a packraft! From relaxing flat-water to Class I, II and (sometimes)…

    Based on 1 Review

      Moab 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…

      Based on 3 Reviews

        Moab Canyoneering & River Rafting Combo

        7- 9 Hours

        A perfect day of Rocks-and-River: combine a half day of canyoneering with a late day Colorado River rafting tour! Begin with an unforgettable 4-6 hour hiking and rappelling experience in either Medieval Chamber (challenge level: easy) or Entrajo Canyon (challenge…

        Based on 2 Reviews

          Pedal, Paddle, Pedal (Mountain Biking & Packrafting Combo)

          9-12 Hours

          Visit a remote section of the Green River on this spectacular self-supported, multi-sport adventure! This amazing journey into the Green River wilderness combines mountain bikes and packrafts to travel through terrain that otherwise requires multiple days to access. This unique…

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            Cow Swim Canyon

            1.5 Days

            Camping, Canyoneering & Packrafting Combo in a remote region of the Desert Southwest! This is a big adventure that combines car camping, canyoneering and packrafting to visit an area that cannot be accessed without the use of ropes. Once in…

            Based on 1 Review