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Green River Rafting

Via Magazine Highlights Green River

Via, the magazine of AAA recently did a rafting trip with Colorado River and Trail Expeditions on the 1-day section of Gray Canyon.  The river trip was in conjunction with a weekender article about heading to Green River, Utah and exploring the area.  Other attractions listed in the article included

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Photo Contest

Photo Contest will end at the end of November

Colorado River & Trail Expeditions has been running a photo contest this entire year.  The photo contest has three categories: people, scenery, and river.  The winners of the photo contest are chosen based upon their popularity on social media.  The winner of each category will receive a multi-day rafting expedition

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Archaeology

Rafting down the Grand Canyon, Colorado, Alaska Rivers

Rafting by definition is “the sport or pastime of traveling down a river on a raft.”  Rafting to us is much more.  It is the thrill and excitement of rapids.  It is the great bonds you make with fellow river rats.  It is the journey to discover nature and get

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Colorado River Rafting

Fall Grand Canyon Rafting Project-Painting Side Tubes

After the Grand Canyon rafting season ends it is time to start preparing for next April.  One of the projects that we undertake is the maintenance on our side tubes.  This entails fixing any problems and painting the tubes.  We do this work In Fredonia, AZ aka the “Center of

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Smokey sky at the Little Colorado River
Colorado River Rafting

The South Rim and The Power House Building

The last couple of days we have been at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon for our annual Grand Canyon National Park Concession meetings.  It was good to see all of our fellow river outfitters and National Park personnel.  Time was spent reviewing our past season and what to

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Paddle Rafts Require Precision and Teamwork
Colorado River Rafting

Paddling Strokes for Beginners [Infographic]

C.R.A.T.E., Colorado River and Trail Expeditions presents a wonderful Infographic titled ‘Paddling Strokes for Beginners’. It has been created to outline the basics of paddling a raft. It adumbrates the 6 common paddle strokes a rafter must be efficient at. The Infographic reveals: Names and visual guide of the different

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Archaeology

Archaeologist Speaks on Utah’s Nine Mile Canyon

For our lunch hour the CRATE team decided to go up to the University of Utah and listen to Jerry Spangler, professional archaeologist, Director of the Colorado Plateau Archaeological Alliance, and expert on Utah’s Nine Mile Canyon.  Spangler’s presentation “Nine Mile Canyon:  The Archaeological History of an American Treasure” is

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Rafting With Colorado River & Trail Expeditions

Grand Canyon Rafting FAQs

Thinking about rafting the Grand Canyon for the first time?  It’s hard to know what to expect on a river trip, especially if you haven’t been before.  We get a lot of e-mails and calls with general questions about our rafting trips.  In an effort to help you better understand

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Colorado River Rafting

Interesting Things You Need To Know About the Grand Canyon

  Planning a vacation to Grand Canyon? Given below are some interesting things about this amazing year-round holiday destination. Increase your basic knowledge about this natural wonder and make the most of your holidays. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long and 18 miles wide There are a lot of

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Which Is The Best Time Of The Year To Go To The Grand Canyon?

The Grand Canyon is a year round destination. Approximately 4 million tourists flock this amazing destination every year. The park is heavily crowded during summer, spring, and fall months. If you wish to avoid the crowds and do not want to face any difficulty in finding lodging, you must plan

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