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created by Mike and Collette Coronella, is Moab’s premier private guide service.

Mike Coronella: 
Safety first: Mike is an officer and long time member of Grand County Search and Rescue--Utah's busiest team. You'll be in good hands with Deep Desert!
Customer service: Mike spent a decade working at the finest resort properties as a wine expert--so he's experienced in the highest levels of customer care. Everyone's a VIP at Deep Desert Expeditions!

Experienced: Mike started guiding over twenty years ago, leading large-format photography tours, then working as a river guide, four-wheel/jeep guide, backpacking guide, and culminating with the opening of Deep Desert Expeditions in 2010.  He has spent several hundred nights and days exploring the deserts with a backpack, and thousands of days out and about with a daypack. Mike is creator of the Hayduke Trail, an 850+ mile desert backpacking route that connects six southwestern National Parks and co-author of the Guide to the Hayduke Trail, published by the University of Utah Press.

Knowledgeable: academic study, an insatiable appetite for reading, and decades of wandering the desert have made Mike the desert guru. Let him share his knowledge and passion with you!

Collette Coronella: provides the magic to keep our office--and Mike--running smoothly!

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