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Moab Desert Adventures

#15 of 59 Tours in Moab
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Address: 415 N Main St, Moab, UT 84532-2126
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+1 804-814-3872
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Guided by passion, we offer private rock climbing and canyoneering trips in...

Guided by passion, we offer private rock climbing and canyoneering trips in some of the world's most unique locations. From desert towers to canyoneering with the family, we can take you where you want to go!

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True N. American Classic

I had the pleasure of scheduling with M.D.A. despite it being a last minute booking. I spoke with Nate (the owner) who was very helpful in prepping me for my requested climb... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Brian L
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Spring, Texas
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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the pleasure of scheduling with M.D.A. despite it being a last minute booking. I spoke with Nate (the owner) who was very helpful in prepping me for my requested climb, Castleton tower. He let me know the likely weather conditions and what style of climbing to expect on the route, which was very informative since I had little... More 

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MoabDesertAdventures, Owner at Moab Desert Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review! We've had the pleasure this year to climb Castleton many times, and your trip was our last before Winter truly set in. I'm so glad the weather was just good enough for you to succeed, and you'll have to join us in the Spring or Fall at some point to enjoy some warmer... More 

Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Having used numerous guides for various climbs over the years, I have certain expectations that go beyond just "being professional". All staff I met at MDA exuded an upbeat attitude and genuine friendliness - such an important element for the overall enjoyment of the outdoor experience. On my particular outings to Fisher and Castleton Towers, I was assigned one of... More 

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MoabDesertAdventures, Owner at Moab Desert Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such a thoughtful review! We are always delighted to guide folks on our classic towers. It's a highlight of our jobs to help folks like yourself achieve their goals, and climbing with Marie is undoubtedly a great experience. We also try to ensure that our climbs are well-rounded learning opportunities,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We are a group of 3: my husband, myself, and our 8-yr-old girl. We found Moab Desert Adventures through a friend of ours. We set things up by email with Nate. He had been super responsive and easy to work with. We did two days of climbing in Moab, guided by Marie. She is an excellent guide and was really... More 

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MoabDesertAdventures, Owner at Moab Desert Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the lovely review! I'm glad the weather cleared up for you, and we appreciate you spending part of your holiday with us. Marie is one of the best guides in the industry as well, so I'm always confident that folks will have an amazing time with her. Best of luck in your continued climbing as a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I found "MDA" through a web search and their great reviews. I called and spoke to Nate and he did a great job of giving me recommendations based on my experience. He suggested I spend a day with them on "Wall Street" to review/sharpen my skills before attempting a Tower climb. I am glad I did. Matt Pesce was my... More 

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MoabDesertAdventures, Owner at Moab Desert Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We have had many guests join us this year to climb Castleton Tower, and we are honored to help so many people achieve one of the most amazing summits in the world. Our guides are world-class instructors, as well as genuinely good people to spend time with. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Nate and his crew are the best, i had the pleasure to climb with Matt who works for MDA and Herb who is a good friend of Nate who actually runs another company. both very experienced desert climbers who will make the most out of your desert climbing experience. my 1st trip to the desert was april 2016 having never... More 

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MoabDesertAdventures, Owner at Moab Desert Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the thorough review Ted! That was a record for MDA; 3 guides with 5 guests on Castleton in 1 day! We sincerely appreciate you spending your time climbing with us, and we are delighted to help you achieve your goals here in the desert. We look forward to seeing you again in the Spring for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This was our second guided trip with this company and both times were awesome! On this trip we did a day long canyoneering excursion to Hidden Splendor and our guide was Ed! He was extremely knowledgable and it did not take long to feel very safe with him. He went above and beyond. Thank you very much for a great... More 

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MoabDesertAdventures, Owner at Moab Desert Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the lovely review! Our staff does an amazing job of making people feel comfortable and safe, and we are fortunate to have such competent and personable guides. We look forward to seeing you again for the next adventure! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Nate at MDA spent a lot of time speaking to me, assessing my climbing goals, and customizing two day adventures with the absolute best guide, Marie. We did Ancient Art one day, and crack climbing in Indian Creek the next day. Marie is an excellent guide; she was thorough, kind, helpful and I felt completely safe at all times. I... More 

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MoabDesertAdventures, Owner at Moab Desert Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review! We appreciate you choosing us for your climbing ambitions, and look forward to seeing you again. More towers await! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I (Mainly I) were looking for some rock climbing in Moab. After seeing the great reviews here we called the office. Nate was super nice and offered us a more than fair deal for half day rock climbing with Marie. Marie was amazing - really nice, great instruction, very responsible and attentive. With her relaxed style of... More 

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MoabDesertAdventures, Owner at Moab Desert Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review! Marie is one of the best guides in the industry, and we're fortunate to have her as part of the team. I hope the rest of your honeymoon was as fun as your time in Moab, and that your time spent in the US was amazing! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I had never been to Southern Utah before, and was super stoked to visit. Nate Syndor and Matt the guide were awesome, and I can't wait to go back. A must for anyone looking to get their feet wet in the region.

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MoabDesertAdventures, Owner at Moab Desert Adventures, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review! Our guides are some of the best in the industry, and we have access to some of the best rock climbing in the world. Traditional climbing is one of the hallmarks of our area, so be in touch should your travels bring you back this way and we'll get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We are two occasional climbers traveling with babies to Utah and we wanted to try sandstone on our way. We needed flexibility and easy access for our family and they suggest us Wall Street crag. That was perfect and very fun. Our guide was competent, relaxed, good at teaching and pleasant. Thanks!

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MoabDesertAdventures, Owner at Moab Desert Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We sincerely appreciate you coming out to climb with us, and hope to see you again should your travels bring you back this way. More 

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