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Colorado River & Trail Expeditions

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Address: 255 East 1000 North, Green River, UT 84525
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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.

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Dedicated, professional, knowledgeable, words fail to properly express these boatmen

This fabulous 188 mile trip down the Grand Canyon from Lees Ferry to the helicopter takeout at Whitmore Wash is a spectacular experience that will let you experience the Grand... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This fabulous 188 mile trip down the Grand Canyon from Lees Ferry to the helicopter takeout at Whitmore Wash is a spectacular experience that will let you experience the Grand Canyon like few people can. The Canyon is the highlight of the trip and Crate and the boatmen employed by them made this the trip of a lifetime. Dewy, the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We travelled recently as members of a 2 raft, motor trip with 20 others, covering the length of the Grand Canyon from Lees Ferry to just short of Lake Mead. With a helicopter takeout and short flight to LV to finish off, this is absolutely a journey of a lifetime. You can tell from reading how many reviews are from... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The guides are outstanding in their skills that included boatmanship , Cuuking , Geology and history...... totally professional . Thanks Crate.....my third trip with you guys and each seems to raise the bar.......

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Benicia, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I just completed my 5th trip with Colorado River and Trail Expeditions. This time going all the way through the Grand Canyon, from Lees Ferry (near Glen Canyon Dam), to the Whitmore Helipad at mile marker 187. We had a blast. There is so much to see, from giant waves of water splashing over you, to unbelievable side canyon trips... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the time of my life with CRATE and their incredible team of professionals! We had amazing campsites, hikes, rafting and river experiences! This was my first river trip and will not be my last! I don't know how they managed to cook such outstanding meals, guide us on hikes and in the river, and always with a smile!... More 

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Dothan, Alabama
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just completed a 5 day trip with CRATE through Cataract Canyon. We started in Moab, UT and finished in Hite, UT. The trip was fantastic! It consisted of a leisurely float trip of 4 days mixed with off river hikes to The Maze, Indian Ruins, and waterfalls. The food was outstanding ~ breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our guides were... More 

Thank TravelingDeacon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife Paula and I were on this trip. Absolutely "A Trip of a Lifetime!" Our hiking group from Sun City Festival can't thank our guides Walker, Mikenna, Onie, and Alex enough for everything. Their professionalism on and off the river made the entire trip truly an unforgettable experience. We will never forget forging the torrent rapids, hiking up the... More 

Thank Tom J
Peoria, Arizona
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best trip ever! We loved it and can't wait to do it again. The staff is amazing and the food outstanding!

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Llano, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our float trip was through 180 miles of the Grand Canyon on 37 ft. motorized rafts. 23 guests and 4 crew. We had fun with the rapids on the river, learned from the staff about the geology and the human history, and we hiked into numerous side canyons. We put in on Wednesday morning and took out the following Wednesday.... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

The is the only remaining "mom and pop" float company in the Grand Canyon. They provide wonderful, exciting, well supplied trips down the Colorado ....SAFELY! I have also been on their 11 night Alsek River in Alaska which was outstanding. Unbelievably trained, skilled guides, great cooks and outstanding hikes and adventure. Trips aren't easy but will provide you with incredible... More 

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