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David Wille photo looking downstream from Parahant
Grand Canyon Vacation

Announcing Availability on May Grand Canyon Multi-Sport Vacations

Colorado River & Trail Expeditions has announced availability on two May Grand Canyon Multi-Sport Vacations.  The trips are scheduled for May 10-12 and May 22-24, 2014 and are all-inclusive from Las Vegas, NV.  The trips include two days of whitewater rafting and one day at a working ranch.  “May is

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Green River Rafting

Planning for a Multi-Day Desolation Canyon Trip

Looking for a peaceful destination simply to unwind? Then look no further than Desolation Canyon. Have you not heard of the place before? This is one of the remotest spots of the popular Colorado Plateau, surrounded with picturesque landscapes and natural sceneries. This area even becomes more stunning when you

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Utah's Green River
Green River Rafting

Green River Raft Trips and Ray’s Tavern

If you have ever been to Green River, Utah and not eaten at Ray’s Tavern consider yourself deprived.  Ray’s is famous for their hamburgers and home cut fries.  They also have a great selection of other grilled foods including Chicken and Pork Chops.  In the Colorado River & Trail Expeditions

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Cpap on a rafting trip in Grand Canyon
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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A sky full of stars and a big campfire with Ken Sanders.
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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Camp set up on a rafting trip in the Grand Canyon
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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Painting a big raft
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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Speaking at Grand Canyon
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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