Based in beautiful and remote Moab, Utah, Deep Desert Expeditions is the area’s premier family friendly backcountry guide service, offering everyone a chance to confidently explore the remote deserts, canyons and mountains of the American Southwest. 

Join Deep Desert Expeditions for a journey to this breath taking scene!

 We are Moab’s “low adrenaline” outfitter: if you need to zoom around, you might try somewhere else–but if you want to learn about where you visit with an entertaining guide, you’ve come to the right place!  We offer half and full day hiking, scenic, photography and rock art tours, as well as backpacking expeditions and instruction–just click on the bars to the right for more information.

We offer our experience and knowledge to enhance your limited and valuable time.  We’ve already found the best of this wildly diverse region of the American West–so you don’t have to waste your time in the wrong places.

With Deep Desert Expeditions you’ll not just visit the gems, you’ll hear tales of local lore, history, and learn about some of the processes that have created this unique slice of our planet.

Whether it’s a half-day or a full day of hiking or driving around with your camera, a couple of days of backpacking, or a month-long expedition you’re after, we can plan a journey for you that will be both educational and entertaining!

All of our guided tours are customized to fit your desires and abilities–just contact us!

“I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our hike with you in the Fiery Furnace.  It was the highlight of our trip to Arches!  After coming across the Ranger led hike and seeing some portion of it, we could tell our hike with you was well worth the additional expense.  You were very patient with my wife in climbing around and my boys really enjoyed the challenge.  Your knowledge of the area was great and your stories of search and rescue and exploring the canyon lands were very interesting.  I would highly recommend you to anybody who wants to take a guided hike.  Thanks!

Scott H., Wake Forest, NC”

“I want to again thank you for a great experience last week.  The views were awesome, the hiking vigorous (with a few times a wee bit frightening for a non-hiker!), your wealth of knowledge outstanding, and your enthusiasm for your work contagious.  Also impressive was your cooking!

Fran S., Scottsdale, AZ”

Our day trip with Mike from Deep Desert Expeditions, exceeded our expectations. Mike is a uniquely talented individual, a “renaissance man” of sorts, who places a heavy emphasis on your personal safety. Being a physician with an interest in photography, we had a lot in common. One of my lifelong goals was to get that perfect photograph of False Kiva in late afternoon with storm clouds in the distance. Mission accomplished!

Dr. Ed & Caroline L. Jacksonville, FL   

Click here to see our fantastic reviews on Trip Advisor!

You can now find Deep Desert Expeditions on Facebook, where you’ll find updates on our latest adventures!

Update: April 2014–please take a look at my book project on!

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