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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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CRATE is awesome!!!

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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Peoria, Arizona
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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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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Reviewed 26 September 2016

I will admit I had some concern about doing this adventure but by the second day, I realized that I could relax and trust these experienced and knowlegable boatmen ( and one woman!) They really knew what they were doing and gave us an exciting yet safe trip. 11 days of camping seemed challenging to me also but they had... More 

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Reviewed 23 September 2016

After a 30 year absence from the Colorado River I returned to the Grand Canyon in September with Colorado River & Trail Expeditions. I had kayaked down The Grand twice in my twenties, once with a motor raft support with this same company. After so many years I was surprised that they were still in business under the original ownership,... More 

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Reviewed 18 August 2016

We just got back from a fantastic three day trip down the Colorado with Colorado River and Trail Expeditions. We were treated like family. The trip was well coordinated, we were very well feed, and we learned so much about the river and the canyon from our excellent guides. Thank you for a family vacation we will never forget!

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Lubbock, Texas
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Without a doubt the best company I have ever booked a trip with!! The boatman (captains) and swampers (helpers) were great and very experienced. They made the trip what it was. The equipment was the best!! Rafting the Grand Canyon for 9 days was like floating through the hands of God! It was a very moving experience ! May was... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

I feel VERY fortunate to have booked my trip (with 12 other friends) to float the entire 280 miles on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. I can't believe the EXPERT guides, tremendous attention to our special food requests, their ability to provide us with FABULOUS hikes, FUN floats down the Little Colorado in our life jackets, plus great... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

I had little expectations when I signed up to ride a raft down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon this summer with 24 other new friends. It was the most magical and mystical experience of all my travels--ALL because of CRATE's competent staff, equipment, good will, and more. MicKenna and Alex, our head guides were ALWAYS cheery and exceedingly... More 

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Reviewed 12 July 2016

Words escape me when trying to describe my most recent (and first) run through the Canyon. The guides from CRATE truly made this experience beyond anything I could have imagined. The food was exceptional and our guides were amazingly professional, yet down to earth. I have rarely made lifelong friends in such a short period of time. CRATE, you should... More 

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