Grand Canyon River Trips
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A REAL VACATION IN THE BOTTOM OF THE GRAND CANYON
A Beaut Trip, A Beaut Location and Beaut Hosts !!
These folk end up being life long friends whose company I enjoy immensely. 6. Extra Curricular Activities…….Being bored is taboo. A hike up to an Indian Storage site; to canyons with water falls to wash away all thought s of life outside the canyon and a tree lined oasis high up the mountain side. All make for a diverse and exciting trip. 7. Transportation……9/10. An air conditioned bus took us from Las Vegas to the River and then picked us up again to return us safely to Las Vegas. I have deducted a point here as they would not let me drive even though I begged them on several occasions. All and all it was an experience I would do again and probably will as they have promised to build me a ramp to allow me to get on and off the raft in my wheelchair as I am getting near the need for one!! One thing that really stands out are the friends you make on the River. I have had the real pleasure of staying twice with Greg, Nina and their daughter, Erica, since a trip I did with them five years ago. We communicate by phone often. On the trip I did this year (2010) I met a great guy that is going to take me canoeing in Canada next year. We will portage between lakes, eat fish three times a day and hope the bears do the same!! These trips are worth every penny, if for no other reason than you get to meet fantastic fellow travelers. The staff’s dedication to our absolute enjoyment is their determination to provide all the essentials combined with a great capacity to laugh. I WOULD NOT CHANGE ONE THING !!!!!! Ramon Forbes
Awesome – the best
What more can I say – I have taken 17 trips with Colorado River & Trail over the past 31 years. Every trip they offer including both Alaska trips. Planing another Grand Canyon trip summer 2011 (my 7th). Their equipment is the best! The guides are outstanding! I would not consider any other outfitter.
Incredible quality, value, friendliness and HIKING!! * * * * * *
Best adventure of a lifetime!
Add “Raft Cataract Canyon” to Your Bucket List!
Ed and Suzan G., Mullin, TX
You’ll become part of the CRATE family on these adventures….!
This trip should be on everyones bucket list.
There wasn’t a single boring moment to be found in the 10 days of floating down and hiking around the Grand Canyon. Our guides were top notch and quick to adjust to weather conditions, river conditions and guest comfort issues. On top of it all nobody stood a chance of going hungry.
Five Great Colorado River Trips with CRATE!!
We went on a trip through Cataract Canyon that could not have been better.
Here is the list, our thoughts and praise; The river guide crew:
These people were the nicest, most professional, knowledgeable about not only the equipment they were responsible for, but the natural and cultural history they taught us. Their work is their love and it shows. The guides, swampers, and company should be very, very proud of these folks. Whatever they are doing- they do it right to the ‘nth degree. The food:
You are in the middle of freak’n nowhere and these people seem to delight in providing the most nutritious, best prepared meals I’ve had on any outdoor adventure- hands down. We had a young woman who turned 18 on the trip and out of nowhere appeared a CAKE!!! Good grief!! Safety:
Let’s face it- this is a major priority. On the trip we were on, we had people from teens to 70’s and all were well prepared and considered in all arrangements. One person had a clumsy accident and required some first aid (again – in the middle of nowhere) and the crew dispensed quality care in no time with better bedside manner than I have seen in expensive private hospitals. Thanks you Jesus! But more to the point when we went through the drops, our guides carefully and correctly scouted out the rapids for the conditions of that day. They were dangerous. As we scouted- we watched another company with 3 boats lose every single boat in ht rapids – we are talking little kids under 10 – heads bobbing down through rapids but not one of our boats went over- not even the smaller row boat we had decided to try out. We even took the family with little kids from the wipe-out company on our boat as extra passengers so they would be safe. These people are professionals at CATE – I saw it in person!!! Thoroughness of logistics / planning.
Again- they told us what we needed to bring and they brought the rest. For those of us who checked our brain along the way- they even covered those. Again – these folks take their jobs seriously, love what they do, and care about the folks they are taking along on the adventure. We are about to trust our 14 yr. old nephew to them on a trip of a lifetime through the Grand Canyon – that is how strongly we feel about their professional skills.
Trip of a lifetime!!
Top-notch guided expeditions of the entire Grand Canyon and other prominent western rivers and canyon lands. Emphasis on hiking, exploring and natural history. Guides are very knowledgeable and personable; all have extensive (years) experience safely negotiating these formidable rapids. Comfortable rafts, excellent food………..nothing but a first class operation run by the McKay family.
Best thing I ever did with my money.
In a place that is amazingly wonderous and spiritual, CRATE made the experience the trip of a lifetime.
It doesn’t get any better!
Trip of a lifetime
Rafting with CRATE
Their boats are fully equipped, food was great and their guides are fantastic with great knowledge of the history, geology and the surrounding of the river and
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