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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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Hike in / copter out rafting trip

It was an excellent and memorable experience. the people from CRATE did an amazing job guiding the trip. From their personal knowledge and years of experience to the enthusiasm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Port Washington, Wisconsin
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Port Washington, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

It was an excellent and memorable experience. the people from CRATE did an amazing job guiding the trip. From their personal knowledge and years of experience to the enthusiasm they have for the canyon itself. They made the trip a complete experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Outstanding! Did 8 days and 7 nights in May 2015. Guides were amazing, views were spectacular, food was delicious, hikes were outstanding ! The only thing I would have done differently is I would have brought rain pants to go with my rain jacket. Thanks, CRATE, for the trip of a lifetime!!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Great trip. Extremely well organised. Staff were both professional and friendly. Felt challenged yet safe at all times. The food was very good and plenty of it. Sleeping under the stars with the river roaring by was an experience we will never forget.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Excellent company. Trip was well run and led to a spectacular time. Would recommend this trip to anyone.

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Sore muscles, bruises, scrapes and general fatigue... AND I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT! There is something very special about spending a week in the canyon, and I'm thrilled to have experienced this with CRATE. My husband and I joined the late April Spring Hiker's trip starting at Phantom Ranch and ending at Lake Mead. After a 9.5 mile hike... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Rafting the Grand Canyon is the greatest vacation in the world. My friend from Austria has travelled all over the world doing different things and going on trips. The only trip he has ever taken twice is rafting the Grand Canyon. We were both on a Colorado River & Trail Expeditions trip and its probably the best time of my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

After years of dreaming about taking a Grand Canyon rafting trip my husband and I signed on with CRATE for their late April rafting/hiking special. We joined in at Phantom Ranch and began our 7 day adventure. Our leaders, Jon and Ben were friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, patient and excellent cooks! We expected a fine ride on the river, and got... More 

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Benicia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I have to thank CRATE Inc. for another epic trip. This is really OMG stuff. Once again, I am home spinning from the memories, I will hold for the rest of my life. If you are thinking about this, all I can say is GO! This trip: Done April 2015, it's cooler and more pleasant. The flowers are out. There... More 

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I just returned from an 8 day trip running the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon with CRATE. Walker, Bonny, Mckenna and LG were brilliant; their knowledge of the history and geology of the canyon along with their commitment to our comfort made our time on and off the river educational, fun and surprisingly relaxing. We were especially privileged to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We had the unique experience of running the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, not only with the outstanding services of the CRATE crew, but also with renowned Grand Canyon Geology expert Wayne Ranney and ten professional geologists in Arizona for a convention in Tucson. For geology buffs like myself, this was pure heaven. And then of course, there is... More 

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