8-9 Day Motorized Grand Canyon Rafting Trips

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Grand Canyon Rafting Trips

8-9 Day Motorized Grand Canyon Rafting Trips

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When it comes to world-class whitewater rafting expeditions, the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River is at the top. For nearly 280 miles, the river flows through the most spectacular canyon on earth. Along the journey, the river encounters famous stretches of whitewater, beautiful side canyons, and incredible views around every turn. Many adventurers consider their Grand Canyon rafting tour the adventure of a lifetime.

The 8-day motorized expedition down the Colorado River covers the entire 280 miles of the Grand Canyon from Lee’s Ferry to Lake Mead. You’ll have the opportunity to hike in many beautiful side canyons with cascading waterfalls, natural swimming pools, and lush vegetation. We will visit interesting historical sites, study unique geological features, and marvel at the ever-changing vistas and panoramas that are revealed at each twist and turn of the river. In addition to the amazing scenery and educational aspects of the trip, there is plenty of whitewater excitement! We’ll run more than 200 rapids during the course of the expedition, including some of the most famous “drops and falls” in the world, like Horn Creek, Hermit, Crystal and Lava Falls. We’ll also enjoy periods of profound peace as the rafts drift quietly through narrow corridors of polished granite.

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. Call us now at 1-800-253-7328 to reserve your space or get answers to any questions you may have.

8-9 Day Motorized Grand Canyon Rafting Trips - What's Included

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Featured Full Grand Canyon Rafting Trips

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Grand Canyon Rafting Trips

Our classic Grand Canyon rafting expedition.
It offers ample time to see the sites and side canyons.

Grand Canyon Rafting Trips

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

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Grand Canyon Rafting Trips

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

About the Raft

About the raft used for 8-9 Day Motorized Grand Canyon Rafting Trips

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On these Grand Canyon river rafting trips guests travel in style aboard our 37′ rafts that are guided using quiet four stroke outboard engines.

Our Motorized rafts offer a slightly tamer ride through Grand Canyon’s rapids while still giving guests plenty of excitement. These trips are a great option for families and groups because 10-12 guests can ride on the same raft.

Our 37′ rafts are specially designed so everyone can take in a 360 degree view unlike some of our competitors whose boats are designed for guests to sit on one side of a gear pile on the raft.

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37' Motor Raft

Camping and Dining on 8-9 Day Motorized Grand Canyon Rafting Trips

Delicious Dutch-oven dinners, sandwich bar lunches, and hearty camp breakfasts are prepared by the crew throughout your river trip. Our meals are nutritious and delicious. We incorporate a variety of sustainable foods from local sources. With a complement of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, pasta, meat and dairy, clients have a variety of food from which to choose. Although we do not serve a “vegetarian” menu, we do provide enough fresh produce and non-meat items that most vegetarians get along fine for the week they are on the river. Our meals are self-serve, so guests find it easy to pick and choose what they eat.

More About Rafting the Grand Canyon

Additional Information for 8-9 Day Motorized Grand Canyon Rafting Trips

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Area Maps for Grand Canyon Rafting trips

37′ Motorized Rafts, Rowing Rafts, Paddle Rafts and More.

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.

Incredible vacations and experiences with CRATE in the Grand Canyon. View gallery of some of our trip experiences.

Anticipated weather for this year for your Grand Canyon Rafting Vacation

Questions such as getting started, reservations, planning, equipment and more on our FAQ Page.

What others are saying about rafting the Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon Rafting trip availability or questions about making rafting trip reservations.

Reviews of Grand Canyon Rafting Trips

Reviews Including 8-9 Day Motorized Grand Canyon Rafting Trips
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lydiah991 - Brainbridge Island
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.
Grand Canyon Rafting Trip Review
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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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