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Colorado River & Trail Expeditions - Day Trips

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Address: , Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86022
Phone Number: 800-253-7328
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Description: Offers the greatest vacations in the world. CRATE has been operated by the...
Offers the greatest vacations in the world. CRATE has been operated by the original owners for over 40 years. The company is family owned and operated and specializes in working with groups, individuals, couples, and families. CRATE operates its rafting trips with smaller group sizes and considers off-river hiking an important part of Grand Canyon rafting, the rafts are comfortable and not overcrowded. CRATE offers many options with its Grand Canyon rafting tours rangeing from 3-14 days in length and include paddle, rowing, motorized, and raft & ranch options. They offer complete Grand Canyon trips that travel all 277 miles of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon as well as partial rafting trips to or from Lee's Ferry, Phantom Ranch, Diamond Creek and Pearce Ferry. In addition to Grand Canyon the company also offers all-inclusive rafting tours in Utah and Alaska.
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Whitewater rafting, hiking, and camping in Grand Canyon for 11 days-THE BEST!!!

This truly was a trip of a lifetime and CRATE did an amazing job! So well organized, GREAT GUIDES (Kyndyl, Adam, Carter, Jen, Zack, Nathan) and so much fun! They make you feel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This truly was a trip of a lifetime and CRATE did an amazing job! So well organized, GREAT GUIDES (Kyndyl, Adam, Carter, Jen, Zack, Nathan) and so much fun! They make you feel like you are part of the CRATE family taking a slow trip down the Canyon not in a group getting down the canyon as fast as possible,... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I just came back from an 11 day Grand Canyon paddle and rowing trip with Colorado River and Trail Expeditions. What a number one company for touring the Grand Canyon. Our Crew, Kyndl, Adam, Jen, Carter, Zach and Nate were all friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable, and highly skilled in river running, cooking, hiking and Grand Canyon history and geology. All I... More 

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Combined Locks, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This was wonderful for our family of 4 that has no rafting experience, peaceful, fun , food and relaxing. Loved every minute. On the boat were children small and tall so it is really good for anyone.

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Greenehaven, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Yeah! CRATE knows how to do this stuff. I've done trips with a lot of different outfitters and Walker Mackay and his crew are a cut above the rest. I'd definitely go boatin' with them again. They got cool swag, too.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

CRATE provided the support for a private, 12-day, 5-dory trip on the upper Colorado (from Loma, Colorado, to the head of Lake Powell: Horsethief, Ruby, Westwater, Cataract Canyons, and the relatively flat water from Westwater to Cataract); another outfitter was involved from put-in to Westwater. Staff were well-trained, friendly, and took good care of us. Food was good and prepared... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a fantastic way to experience the Colorado River and Grand Canyon on a very up close and personal level. This was a motorized rafting trip, motors are very quiet and the guides got us on 2-3 side canyon hikes a day that really made the trip from seeing waterfalls and caverns to enjoying the confluence of the Colorado... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

"Excellent trip with an excellent crew. They all truly love their job. They are hard happy workers. They looked after our needs even if we didn't think we needed it. The day we went to Havasu Creek as we were leaving it started to rain. My sister and I got wet before I had a chance to put on our... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We went on a 9 day rafting trip on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Our boatmen/women, Mikenna and Dewey were wonderful, accommodating, and most important, kept us all safe and happy. The hikes we took were to indescribably beautiful places, every one. So grateful to have had this adventure

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This company could not have done more to make this an experience of a lifetime. Our boatmen and helpers were ALWAYS upbeat, extremely helpful, conscientious, and knowledgeable. They always did everything to try to accommodate our needs. We enjoyed those spectacular skies and that incredible river and its history.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My wife, adult daughter, her friend and I recently took a 9 day/8 night trip through the Grand Canyon with CRATE. This is one one well organized and friendly outfit. We were met in Las Vegas. From there until our return, all our needs were met. CRATE staff showed us how to pack dry bags so that our things did... More 

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