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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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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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Grand Canyon rafting

Looking for a fantastic experience? Raft the Grand Canyon with CRATE. This summer we will make our 5th trip from Lee’s Ferry to Lake Mead. All of these trips were with CRATE... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Barb M

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Looking for a fantastic experience? Raft the Grand Canyon with CRATE. This summer we will make our 5th trip from Lee’s Ferry to Lake Mead. All of these trips were with CRATE. Over the past 35 years my husband & I have taken groups of people all over the world and have worked with many arrangers and tour guides. In... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We took a trip on the Colorado River during our helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon, I must say I would definitely recommend this if you are planning to visit. I was able to sit on the side of the boat/raft and dangle my feet in the Colorado River it was an amazing experience and one that I am very... More 

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Leland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

My wife and I just completed the 4-Day Grand Canyon Rafting and Ranch Trip and had a truly awe inspiring, memorable time. We have taken dozens of vacations all over the world and this experience certainly ranks among the best. The Bar 10 Ranch experience on Day 1 was fun - from sleeping in an original covered wagon used by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Desolation Canyon could be a great family trip. River was nice but not like Grand Canyon. It is very enjoyable ride. As higher elevations weather is mild too. Guides are very professional and also friendly. They made my trip very memorable. This Canyon is highly recommended for family trip.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

My first CRATE trip was in 1976. Have taken at least 16 additional trips with them, including both Alaska trips. Took my daughter when she was 10 and took my grandson when he turned 10. Have observed many other outfitters, CRATE is unquestionably the best ... quality of gear, safety, sanitation, food variety and preparation. Most importantly the guides are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

My family of 4, with 10 and 13-year old boys, took the 4-day ranch and raft trip in mid-August. We had camped and white water rafted before, but the experience of floating down the Colorado river in the middle of the Grand Canyon was like nothing we had ever done. Spectacular scenery and fun white water, combined with the feeling... More 

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Vicki M, Owner at Colorado River & Trail Expeditions - Day Trips, responded to this review

We were surprised by your evaluation of the Grand Canyon Ranch and Raft trip that you recently took with our company. We have taken your comments and criticisms very seriously, and we acted immediately to investigate your concerns. Quite frankly, we were shocked, because we have received so many positive and enthusiastic comments on all other Trip Advisor reviews. It... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

We went down the Green River through Desolation Canyon, and it was fantastic. The trip leader was excellent--she knew the river, kept everyone organized and on time, and safety was always first. All of the guides knew the geology and botany as well as a lot of great stories as we (okay, they!) rowed down the river. The food was... More 

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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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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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tatshenshini, Front Office Manager at Colorado River & Trail Expeditions - Day Trips, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Based on your review, we want to make sure that you rafted with Colorado River & Trail Expeditions (CRATE). Earlier this year, we had one passenger named Laura but a different last name. Our minimum age for our Grand Canyon trips is 12 years old and we do not take a lot of children on... More 

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