11 Day Paddle Only Rafting Adventure

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Grand Canyon River Trips

11 Day Paddle Only Rafting Adventure

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On this Grand Canyon expedition, you will travel approximately 190 miles by paddle raft on the Colorado River, between Lee’s Ferry and Whitmore Wash. A 37-foot pontoon raft will carry all gear and equipment, while participants, under the direction of licensed guides, will be actively engaged in paddling smaller 6-8 person rafts. The 11-day schedule will allow considerable time to explore the many beautiful side canyons found along the river. Cascading waterfalls, natural swimming pools, lush vegetation, and unique geological features invite extensive off-river hiking. There is plenty of whitewater excitement as you paddle through the Colorado’s biggest rapids, including some of the most famous “drops and falls” in the world, like Horn Creek, Hermit, Crystal and Lava Falls.

Create new memories, experience the excitement, and explore the hidden wonders of the Grand Canyon with Colorado River & Trail Expeditions. We recommend our river rafting expeditions for anyone who wants to see the Grand Canyon. No previous whitewater rafting or camping experience is necessary. However, this particular trip can be more physically demanding than other trips we offer and requires active participation paddling the raft. Call us now at 1-800-253-7328 to reserve your space or get answers to any questions you may have.

11 Day Paddle Only Rafting Adventure - What's Included

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All participants paddle full-time in 6-8 person paddle rafts. A motor support raft carries all of the gear and supplies. Previous paddling experience recommended.

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18-Foot rafts are rowed by guides. A paddle raft is available on a rotation basis.

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The focus is on off-river hiking and exploration.

About the Raft

About the raft used for the 11 Day Paddle Only Rafting Adventure

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PADDLE BOATS:  Our paddle rafts accommodate 6-8 passengers.  There are usually 2-3 paddle boats per-trip, depending on the group size and demand.  A licensed guide is on board each paddle boat, instructing participants on how to navigate the river currents and paddle through the rapids.  Guests are encouraged to rotate between the rafts so they get acquainted with other passengers and the entire crew.


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37' Motor Raft

MOTOR RAFT:  We will use one 37-foot motorized “S” rig on this trip to carry all the food supplies, camping equipment and personal gear.

If anyone in your party wishes to ride exclusively on the motor raft, please notify our office as far in advance as possible.

Camping and Dining on the 11 Day Paddle Only Rafting Adventure

Our meals consist of a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy products. They are nutritious and delicious. Although we do not serve a “vegetarian” menu, we do provide enough fresh produce and non-meat items that most vegetarian dieters get along fine for the week they are on the river.

We are willing to try and help with special diet requests, but if your food options are very restrictive or require extra time or preparations we may not be able to accommodate you. Please give us a call to discuss your particular diet needs. We may suggest that you bring some of your own food items to supplement our menu.

More About Rafting the Grand Canyon

Additional Information for the 11 Day Paddle Only Rafting Adventure

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Enjoy great meals and camping on the river!

We provide most things you need. Check here for what to bring on your Grand Canyon adventure.

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Reviews of Grand Canyon Rafting Trips

Reviews Including 11 Day Paddle Only Rafting Adventure
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lydiah991 - Brainbridge Island
lydiah991 - Brainbridge Island
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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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