Private Full Day Rock Climbing in Moab


Our full day climbing trips are great for intermediate climbers who are looking to hone their crack climbing and face climbing skills and get a feel for climbing on desert sandstone. We’ll visit two different crags over the course of a day for a change of scenery and climbing styles.



  • Reviews 3 Reviews
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
  • Activity Level Moderate or Difficult - Customized for your group!
All about the Private Full Day Rock Climbing in Moab.
  • Duration: 7-9 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy – Difficult
  • Minimum Age:  We suggest a minimum age of 6 for Rock Climbing trips. Exceptions are sometimes made, so please give us a call or shoot us an email to discuss your options.
  • Total Hiking Distance: 0 – .1 miles
  • Distance from Moab: 30 minutes one-way
  • Season: All Year
  • Price:
    • 1 Person – $340
    • Group of 2 – $234/person
    • Group of 3 – $200/person
    • Group of 4 or more – $190/person
  • Please call for availability if your group has 14 or more people in it
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • All climbing gear and safety equipment, not including rock climbing shoes
  • Instruction from experienced and fun guides
  • Transportation to and from the climbing area 
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Rock climbing shoes are not included – please let us know if you need to rent a pair from us
  • Lunch is not included on this trip. You are welcome to bring a lunch or we will have a chance to stop in Moab when switching locations for the afternoon.
  • Snacks – please bring enough snacks to be out for 4-6 hours at a time
  • Water – we recommend at least 2 liters of water per person
  • Price does not include tax or guide gratuity

Absolutely! Our half day rock climbing tours are a great introduction to climbing outdoors. We’ll visit an area with many different levels of climbs, so we can start easy and work our way up as it’s appropriate for your group.

On our full day climbing tours, we typically visit two different climbing areas throughout the day. We’ll start out at one crag in the morning and move to a different location for the afternoon.

We typically choose these locations based on the season and whether we want to be in the sun or shade. Some crags get morning sun/afternoon shade, and others get morning shade/afternoon sun.

If you are familiar with the climbing around Moab and have a particular crag that you’d like to visit, please let us know. We may or may not have permits for the specific area you’re looking for, but we’re happy to accommodate as we can – oh, the beauty of private tours!

Please visit our FAQ page for answers to general questions about rock climbing and other activities in Moab.

Overall Rating
Brielle S
Reviewed On 13/02/2024

Great climbing session. Solo traveled and it was one of the few places that didn’t overcharge for lone travelers. Initially I thought I wouldn’t mind going with a group, but actually really happy they don’t combine groups. It was just Herb and I, which was great. Climbed whatever routes I wanted and learned a lot in the process.

Prosper W
Reviewed On 13/02/2024

Me and my 13 year old son had a wonderful experience rock climbing for 2 full days with Desert Highlights. Working with Kai to make our reservation was very easy. Kai was friendly, answered our questions and followed up with us as promised. After reading other reviews, we requested Jake for our guide and thankfully he was available both days. Jake was amazing. Me and my son are both beginner outdoor climbers with intermediate climbing skills from time spent at the climbing gym. Jake was very personable, professional and patient with us. Safety was always first and fun was a close second. Jake quickly assessed our climbing abilities and put us on challenging climbs that were not above what we could do. He was constantly assessing our energy level and asking about our climbing terrain preference. He is an excellent teacher making suggestions to improve our technique and helping us be better climbers. He is extremely knowledgeable about the Moab area as well. Since we're interested in learning how to climb outdoors on our own, Jake provided lots of advice on how to get to that level safely. It's obvious that Jake loves climbing, guiding, teaching and being outdoors. I would not hesitate to climb with Jake again and we look forward to doing more challenging crack climbs with him in the future. Thanks Jake, Kai and Desert Highlights for a great two days of rock climbing.

Reviewed On 11/03/2022

We spent a full day rock climbing with Jake and it was the highlight of our trip! He was an awesome guide, teaching us how to safely use the gear and helping us improve our rock climbing technique. We went to two different climbing locations so that we could be in the sun all day (it was chilly in the shade!), so we got to do a variety of climbs and see two totally different parts of Moab. Thanks, Jake for an awesome day!