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Since 1971

About CRATE Rafting

Colorado River & Trail Expeditions (CRATE) has been a licensed white water rafting concessionaire in the Grand Canyon since 1971. We began rafting other stretches of the Green River and Colorado Rivers shortly thereafter, including Cataract Canyon, Desolation Canyon, and Westwater Canyon. In 1978, we explored the Tatshenshini and Alsek Rivers in Alaska and soon added those wild and remote rivers to our catalog of rafting adventures. For nearly 50 years, we have consistently provided high quality, fully outfitted rafting adventures through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the west.

Off-river hiking and side canyon exploration are emphasized on all of our river trips. Our guests have unique opportunities to see and experience the remote back country beauty, as well as the grandeur of the river corridors and the thrill of white water rafting!

If you are looking for a fun, exciting, and unforgettable outdoor adventure, contact us today for more information about the Grand Canyon, Cataract Canyon, Desolation Canyon, Alaska, and our other river rafting trips.

One of the best trips of my life!

I can't say enough good things about this trip, company, and their employees. Myself and about 8 other folks just did a 5 day float with CRATE through the lower Grand Canyon. Their employees Walker and Bonnie were not only super nice, laid-back, and professional but also very knowledgeable about the canyon and answering any of our questions about the rocks, flora, fauna, or history of the canyon. The entire time we were comfortable, safe, and well fed! the food they whip up every meal time is great! Book your trip with CRATE and you will have an excellent experience!

Daniel C. - TripAdvisor

Find Your Rafting Experience

There are many different rafting trip adventures and experiences to choose from. Find the one thats right for you!

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Rafting Down the Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon Rafting

Starting at $3350 per person

Motorized Rafting Trips
Grand Canyon Rafting

Grand Canyon Natural History Special
Emphasis on geology and off-river hiking to unique eco-zones and archaeological sites with professional naturalists.

Starting at $3650 per person

11 Day Grand Canyon River Trips
Grand Canyon Rafting

Spring Hiking & Rafting Special
The focus is on off-river hiking and exploration.

Starting at $3800 per person

4 Day Motorized Rafting Trips
Cataract Canyon Rafting

Cataract Canyon
Starting at $1395 per person + Flight

Green River 5 Day Motorized Rafting Trip
Green River

Desolation Canyon

Starting at $1495 per adult + Flight
$995 Ages 12-18 + Flight

Alaska 11 Day Rafting Trip
Alaska Rafting Vacations

Named the #1 River Trip in the World in National Geographi

Starting at $4400 per person

Reviews of CRATE Rafting Trips

Rafting Since 1971

lydiah991 - Brainbridge Island
Grand Canyon Rafting Trip Review
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Our group rafted the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. It was such a positive experience from reservation to the take-out. Our rafting adventure was so well-coordinated and we felt confident in our delightful crew from the first rapid to the last. Delicious meals, great conversations, challenging hikes, and yummy desserts. The crew checked in with us regularly to make sure we were comfortable and were accommodating for various levels of abilities. We even had poetry read to us each morning before we started our day. Would I go again? Absolutely! Would there be a few things I would do differently? Absolutely! Less personal items (you won't be shampooing as often as you think), less clothing, and a few more layering pieces. Overall, this was truly a trip of a lifetime.
Eric S.
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I would just like to let you know how much we enjoyed our rafting trip! It was such a spectacular, once in a lifetime trip. Your staff should be commended. Their knowledge of the river and compassion is exceptional. They made this the most amazing trip that we have ever taken. I cannot possibly thank you entire crew enough.
Susie C.
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I knew you were an original family run company and I think it showed. It was also part of the reason I chose your group when I started doing the research, as you were always so quick and helpful with your email replies. I figured it was likely to carry through to other parts of your company and it clearly does!
Dave F.
Desolation Canyon Rafting
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First to let you know that we had an exceptional trip through Desolation Canyon with Sybrena and her crew. Our guides made everyone so comfortable. From my wife sleeping under the stars, to daughter and grandkids challenging the rapids in the duckies. Could not have asked for more. Once again you CRATE exceeding my expectations.
Victoria Dowling | July 2018
Desolation Canyon
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You are all terrific professionals and CRATE is a first-class operations. After 3 Grand Canyon, 1 Cataract, and 1 Desolation trip with CRATE over the years, you’re clearly my go-to outfitter, and I will continue to talk CRATE and the western rivers and canyons up with all my friends in the northeast.
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(800) 253-7328
(801) 261-1789
Fax: (801) 268-1193
Main Office:
5058 S. Commerce Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
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Mailing Address
PO Box 57575
Salt Lake City Utah 84157-0575
MON-FRI 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (MT)

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