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Colorado River & Trail Expeditions - Day Trips

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86022
800-253-7328
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Rafting down the Colorado River was a fantastic adventure made even better becuase I chose C.R.A.T.E.! They were professional yet personal and made the whole experience fun, easy and memorable. They even went so far as to accommodate my kosher diet so I wouldn't have to go hungry while enjoying the experience! I would definitely return to the Colorado River... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

CRATE made this trip a memorable experience of a lifetime. Paddling eleven days on the Colorado River is the way to go. CRATE's guides are the most knowledgeable and experienced river rafters on the planet. Their knowledge of the history, geology, and the river make for an invaluable learning experience, as well. I also might add their cuisine is exceptionally... More

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Sandy, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Just returned from an EPIC seven day paddle/ oar boat trip on the Grand Canyon's regal Colorado River (September 2013) This was my first Grand Canyon trip, although I have been on other paddling trips in the past. This is a trip one could never forget. We hiked down the Bright Angel trail to meet the rafts at Pipe Creek... More

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Herriman, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Ditto on the other comments regarding the professionalism of CRATE, their guides and the folks who helped our group, the “Wild Women of the Wasatch”, plan a wonderful Grand Canyon trip. We selected an oar and paddle trip in the Grand Canyon because floating 188 miles on the Colorado River is the only way to experience this gorgeous, wild and... More

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Orange County, CA
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

My daughter and I did a motor, paddle boat, and duckie trip for 10 days in August. There was 25 people in our group ranging in ages from early 70's to a 13 year old. We were very diverse in every way but all totally enjoyed the river, hikes, food, and skills of our guides, Walker, Jon, and Carter. Our... More

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Park City, Utah
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Our group that put in on 8/24 with CRATE guides J. Toner and J. Moffat had a fabulous trip! Thank you to our amazing guides and to those behind the scenes that stocked us up so efficiently--and deliciously! We had every creature comfort, especially when you consider where we were and what we were doing! In spite of abundant rain,... More

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We just came back from the 4-day "Ranch and Raft" trip with CRATE, and it was fantastic. My 13 year-old had a great time, but so did my mentally-disabled 11 year-old. We thankful to the other guests who were understanding of her needs, but very appreciative of the guides who went out of their way to accommodate her. Of course,... More

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Seal Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

do not hesitate to use this company (CRATE) for your trip. Everything was handled in a professional and organized manner. The guides worked very hard to ensure that all went well and the food was excellent.kudos to this company!

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

CRATE is a company that cares. My 13-year-old son and I just paddled the Grand Canyon. It changed his life, enhanced mine and planted seeds for our next CRATE adventure. This was my 6th trip with them since 1992. Each better than the last. Most guides are long-term devoted employees who are safety conscious, attentive, good cooks and knowledgeable about... More

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Just finished my second river trip with CRATE on a beautiful trip down the Grand Canyon. The guides were fun, laid back, and knowledgable. The food was fantastic. We had one motor boat, a paddle boat, and two duckies. I had a great time experiencing the canyon in each. But I must say that the paddle boat was a total... More

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