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Dory in Tiger Wash Rapid
Colorado River Rafting

Colorado River and Trail Expeditions

“Experience the Grand Canyon Up Close and Personal” The Grand Canyon is one of the seven world wonders and many marvels at its beauty from cliff edges. Now imagine getting to immerse yourself right in the heart of the canyon. That is what the Colorado River and Trail Expeditions create.

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Save the Date Tusher Dam
Green River Rafting

Save the Date – Green River Diversion Dam

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Utah, in conjunction with the Green River Conservation District and Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF), will open the Green River Dam rehabilitation project to interested members of the public and media on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 in Emery County. The event

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Find Your Park
National Park Centennial

Find Your Adventure

This year the theme of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade is “Find Your Adventure.”  This theme arose from the unique partnership between the Pasadena Tournament of Roses and the U.S. National Park Service who both aim to “preserve history, connect people through real-life experiences and engage the public in

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Big Splash in Whitmore Rapid
Grand Canyon River

Third Annual CRATE Photo Contest

Colorado River & Trail Expeditions will be hosting our 3rd annual photo contest in 2015.  Entrants will be able to upload as many as ten photos into the contest. Photos entered can be a maximum of 4 MB in size and must be taken from a Colorado River & Trail

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Headwater of Lake Mead on Colorado River
Rafting With Colorado River & Trail Expeditions

A Big Day Below Diamond Creek: A Guest’s Perspective

It can be hard to know what exactly our clients are thinking when shenanigans occur on a river tip. Except, perhaps, in this case. Here is CRATE passenger Art Hoover’s colorful, ever-so-slightly embellished account of the events that took place below Diamond Creek during a 10,000 cfs flash flood on August 7.

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Massive flood at Diamond Creek
Rafting With Colorado River & Trail Expeditions

A Big Day Below Diamond Creek

Hello river enthusiasts! Here’s my account of navigating the river during our last Grand Canyon motor trip after some wild weather produced one of the largest flash floods I’ve ever witnessed. Upon later investigation, I learned this particular flood peaked at 10,000 cfs, which is nearly the volume of the

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The Little Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.
Colorado River Rafting

Defending the Grand Canyon

Here is an excellent blog from our friends at the Grand Canyon Trust: Wallace Stegner called national parks “the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst.” For more than a century, protecting the Grand Canyon, in its entirety,

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Colorado River Rafting

Waterfalls along the Colorado

What is it that draws us to falling water? Is it the height of the cliff wall from which the water spills? The volume of water cascading down the rock? Or is it the way that we feel when standing at the bottom of a waterfall? Along the side canyons

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Bass Camp

Karma, Fate, and Rediscovery–Grand Canyon Style

May 5, 2015   …Ahh Shinumo Creek. It was starting to get a little later in the day than most trips stay on the water, but I have always like to “stretch” the days and get as much in as possible on the trips I run, thus seeing and doing

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Westwater is Great Rafting
Rafting With Colorado River & Trail Expeditions

Westwater Canyon: Whitewater Rafting Through the Wild West

Few places match the rugged landscape of Westwater Canyon of the Colorado River. Combine the geologic record of exposed rock, the history of refuge for outlaws, the abundance of wildlife, the hidden gems of side-canyon exploration, Native American petroglyph panels, the wild rapids deep in the gorge, and its easy

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Lava Flow near Whitmore Wash
Grand Canyon Vacation

Last Minute Trip to Grand Canyon

April 15-17 Grand Canyon trip still available!! In the ideal world, everyone would have the time to participate in a Grand Canyon trip that covers every bend, rapid, and side canyon hike. Unfortunately, this world is not ideal, and not everyone enjoys camping for 7,8, 13, or more days that

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John Toner with Ice in front of the Walker Glacier
Colorado River Rafting

Walk Through Time, in Blacktail Canyon

I was in Blacktail Canyon, 120 miles below Lee’s Ferry in Grand Canyon when I first heard the “Walk Through Time”. I was on a river trip with legendary senior guide Matt Herman, as he put things into perspective for our guests. Blacktail Canyon is an extraordinary place to witness

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