Private River Tours and Combo Tours in Moab - Just Your Group and Your Guide!

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 add value to your experience by sharing insights into local geology, natural history, and cultural heritage. 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