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Average Rating: 5.0 stars (based on 237 ratings)

8 day motorized rafting trip on Colorado River thru the Grand Canyon

This was a trip of a life time. Walker and his crew were wonderful. They provided knowledgeable information of the geology and history of the area. The food was delicious. They all helped me on the side canyons so I had could have the full experience of this magnificent area. They were fun.They made the

Elaine G.

The only way to really see the Grand Canyon

I was anxious about spending the money this trip cost but it was worth twice the amount. The views were breathtaking as was the white water. CRATE runs a first class outfit. Plenty of side trips, down time and activity to balance every day perfectly. The meals were outstanding and very unexpected. Dewey even made

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WestWater

What a great time. I have been rafting with other river companies but no one comes close to the experience and customer service offered by CRATE. My dietary concerns (vegetarian) were not a problem, food was great at every meal. I had the opportunity to hike as much as I wanted, or conversely just laze

RayMR

Father and Son redux

Thank You for a wonderful rafting trip down the Colorado River (4 day motorized Cataract Canyon trip—June 3-6 2012 Acct #CC5387/12). As repeat customers, YOU once again far exceeded our expectations. Our last trip, 15+ years ago, was a family affair rafting the Colorado in the Grand Canyon. This year my son Sean (now 28)

RobertVacaville

Cataract Canyon 20/21/22 May 2012 (3 nights / 4 days)

Trip of a lifetime, expertly cared for and looked after by the best in the business. Made some great friends. The food is out of this world and nothing is too much for the guides. All in all a brilliant trip and I would not hesitate to recommend CRATE to anyone. I wouldn’t go anywhere

AlanDale1970

Their name is significant

Only CRATE has “Trails” in their name, and accordingly, no outfitter in the Grand Canyon is better at providing hiking opportunities on their river trips, and even whole trips dedicated to hiking. I have been with several other river outfitters, all good, but CRATE is the best. They are small enough to give a lot

Tony Q.

Colorado River Trip

CRATE did an amazing job of providing everything necessary for the trip of a lifetime. Our guides Dewey and Johnny were spectacular and looked after us with the utmost confidence, skill and created a fun and relaxed environment. The GC is an incredible place and CRATE was the icing on the cake. I would do

K M

8-day motor trip on the Colorado

Nothing but praise for CRATE and our guides, Dewey and Johnny. The boat was brilliantly configured for the ease of a variety of bodies, the camping equipment (including comfy cots) was great, the prep info very helpful. The guides were knowledgeable about the history and lore of the canyon; they were also great chefs –

edgewaterpatti

Cataract Canyon Adventure

The guides of this trip took care of every detail. There was awesome food, great hiking and of course rapids and swimming. Camping under the stars every nite was so wonderful, you didn’t want to close your eyes. I also felt that the guides paid very close attention to safety and made sure everyone had

Marsha G.

Great adventure on the Colorado River

Crate provides a first-class experience. The guides were fabulous, very knowledgeable, experienced, and very helpful. The food was fabulous, complete hot meals for dinner, a big breakfasts and a nice spread for lunch. We hiked difficult trails, found secret hideaways, beautiful scenery and fantastic trills. It was the adventure of a lifetime. Fantastic!

jtvstover

Grand Canyon photo trip

I just got back from a CRATE guided photo trip — twelve days rafting down the Colorado River from the top of the Grand Canyon to the bottom (280 miles). CRATE exceed all my expectations. Lead guide Walker Mackay was outstanding. Now in his mid-30s, he has been rafting the Grand Canyon since his teens.

Larry C.

Grand Canyon River Trip

We went on a 12 day raft trip with CRATE in May, 2012. We took our children. The CRATE people are fantastic. They are easy to deal with, flexible, and aim to please. The guides went out of their way to play games with our children (e.g. washers while we were in camp) and help

David W.

CRATE rocks !!

just did a 12 day photo trip with them thru GCNP. The trip was excellent in every way – food, activities, rapids and personalities. 5 stars !! Already have a 2nd trip planned.

Steve B.

11 Days, Full Canyon April 23-May3

Now I understand why people say its a trip of a lifetime. You will never know the experience the canyon bestows upon you ’til you’ve been there. There are no words to describe it. However, I can describe the service from CRATE. From my first phone call to reserve our spaces to saying good-bye to

Nancy P.

2nd time – and I’ll be back !

Upper Canyon, Lees Ferry to Phantom Ranch, 3 1/2 days of beautiful nature, fun, good food, great people and excellent service 18 hours a day (when do the river guides sleep ?!). Have you ever tried body surfing in the sky blue water of the tributary Little Colorado Rive – a must !! And, don’t

Runar F.

5 Day Hike in, raft Grand Canyon & helicopter out 16-20 April 2012

We are a family of 4 from Australia and we had the most amazing time on this trip. CRATE staff were professional, friendly, knowledgable and took great care of us. We got to experience the GC in so many ways, with the hike down gradually exposing the changing geology, the rafting and rapids having us

SydneyFamilytravels

The most exciting White Water Rafting in North America in one of the most beautiful areas of the world.

I had the privilege of experiencing 230 miles of the Colorado River through the magnificent Grand Canyon with friends and the most amazing team of River Guides. We road the highest ruinable white water in North America without incident, experienced 5 star dining and the comfort of sleeping cots that made sleeping under the stars

David F.

This was the most exciting, exhilarating and fun filled 12 days of my life

Colorado River & Trail Expeditions (CRATE)
This 12 day , 226 mile trip down the river was truly memorable. Sleeping out under the stars… Great meals, and great knowledgeable guides.
The attention to safety on the water was paramount.
The equipment was first class.
Most of us wore Keen sandals which

Michael S.

Amazing views … amazing group!!

A 12-day rafting trip through the Grand Canyon from Lee’s Ferry to Diamond Creek … about 225 miles … during the last two weeks of September. During the day, the views were fantastic and the rapids were exciting. During the night, we slept under the stars every night and I’m just sorry that I don’t

Peter C.

Colorado River and Trail Expeditions

I have had the opportunity to raft or canoe several rivers in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Ontario and Labrador. Some we have outfitted ourselves and some we have tripped with an outfitting company. CRATE just provided a most memorable 12 day trip rafting the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. Every day seemed to bring

Dave R.

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