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Average Rating: 5.0 stars (based on 254 ratings)

Will never forget this trip…

Thanks CRATE for a trip of a lifetime. I have nothing but awesome things to say about this company and how they made this trip of the Grand Canyon just phenomenal. Walker and crew were very experienced professional guides, thanks for taking care of me and my

Debra L

Amazing. Exhilarating. Exhausting.

Well, the cell phone coverage in the GC is worse than bad: its non existent! Which is, of course, why a float though time along the Colorado with CRATE is such a treat. How can one review an experience that is so completely wonderful? Luckily, its not a glamping trip, and the little bit of

Eric O

Trip of a lifetime… or trips thanks to CRATE

If we could count the infinite number of stars in the entire universe, CRATE deserves all of them + another one. My family has been enjoying the beautiful experience of rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon with CRATE since 1972, coming up on 50 years next year since my father’s first trip. I


Amazing Life time experience!

I could never express to you how much we LOVED our trip with your company. Our crew lead by Sebrina, KC and Abe were AMAZING! We met other travelers who we consider to be life long friends from now on. Your crew were so professional! So organized! So helpful and I can’t stress that one

Shad'n D

CRATE The Best way to experience the Grand Canyon

Hello there I just came back from my Fifth Rafting trip with Colorado River and Trails Expeditions, my fourth Grand Canyon trip and I was not disappointed again. We had a great crew (Ben, Cater, Phoebe, Casey and Kai) they are all experienced guides and have a great knowledge of the Grand Canyon’s history and


A Grand Canyon Motorized Raft Adventure

This was our first trip with Colorado River and Trail Expeditions (CRATE) and it won’t be our last. There was not one thing from making the reservation to finishing our rafting experiences that did not meet or exceed our expectations. Our adventure was sponsored by The Northern Arizona Museum and like CRATE they were friendly,

Arch B.

Best Rafting Company

My friends and I went on the 11 day paddle only trip with CRATE and I have to admit it was one of the coolest most unique experiences of my life. The guides took amazing care of us, the food was excellent, camps incredible, and rafting unbelievable/ CRATE is the best adventure and rafting company

Todd S.

Above and Beyond

For my first trip down the Grand Canyon I was so incredibly impressed with CRATE. Started out with 4 incredible guides, their expertise makes for not only a exciting adventure but also an educational one. We were well fed and never were left hungry. The guides attention to detail made our trip special. My dad

Natalie L

Thank you so much for an absolutely amazing trip.

Thank you so much for an absolutely amazing trip. The opportunity to raft the Colorado, see the Grand Canyon from the ground up was literally breathtaking every single day. Second, the trail expeditions were amazing. To be able to see the wonderful gems that the Canyon has to offer and see it’s real beauty and

Cindy and Siomy

Very professional company

I want to say during issues with 2020, CRATE has been the most professional company we have worked with in any business sense. We are in a group of about 30 planning to go in July, not everyone has been able to commit because of Covid but CRATE has guaranteed to make the trip safe


amazing custom trip down the Grand Canyon

We participated in a custom trip down the grand canyon last summer with Ben Reeder as our lead guide. It was an amazing experience, the guides were pros, and the food was delicious. They were endlessly enthusiastic and flexible taking us on hikes, exploring the area, and explaining the history. This was a really high


Epic River Trip with CRATE!

I recently completed the September 11-17 Bright Angel Canyon – Whitmore Wash trip with 8 of my friends, and 8 other (soon to be new friends). I’ve done a lot of rafting and kayaking in my days, and this was by far the most fascinating, enjoyable, and fun trip I’ve ever done. A lot of


Great Grand Canyon Experience

I completed the 11 day Grand Canyon rowing and paddle experience with CRATE in August 2019. Thanks to the CRATE crew for an excellent adventure along Colorado in the Grand Canyon. Ben Reeder and his crew did an excellent job! They are excellent boatmen and handle the rapids with professionalism and all the while making

M. McGregor

Trip of a lifetime!!

There are possibly not enough words in the English language to accurately describe my first trip down the Grand Canyon! I can, however, say that being on the river with the Crate crew made this experience more extraordinary than expected. Ben, John, Jazlee, Jonah and Carter shared their love of ‘the river’ and it’s history

Erin LH

8-Day Colorado River Trip Thru the Grand Canyon

From the captains & crew to the boats, gear and meals…this was an absolutely spectacular trip! Just the right amount of roughing it with the exceptional service by the crew. Ben, Dewey, Eliot and Josh were fantastic…couldn’t have picked a better crew if I tried…and will request them again on my next trip! Ben &

Scott F.

Magical, grand adventure

Our group was amazing. The crew was expert and very accommodating to our needs. The meals were tasty and ample. I enjoyed the waterfall hikes even though I was not in the shape I should have been for a couple of the hikes. The crew made sure of our safety and encouraged us when needed.


Absolutely Go!

Our group rafted the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. It was such a positive experience from reservation to the take-out. Our rafting adventure was so well-coordinated and we felt confident in our delightful crew from the first rapid to the last. Delicious meals, great conversations, challenging hikes, and yummy desserts. The crew checked in


Phenomenal trip!

Our group of 24 people went on the 8 day raft trip from Lee’s Ferry to Pierce Ferry, Grand Canyon. It was the trip of a lifetime! The guides were experts and they worked incredibly hard to ensure we had a great adventure. Thank you

Wendy F.

love rafting with CRATE!

Fantastic 8-day motorized raft trip on the Colorado in May! Crew takes such good care of us and the food is wonderful. This was my 6th trip with CRATE and I will be going


A+++ rafting and hiking adventure

We did the May trip on the Green and Colorado river through Canyonlands National Park. Highlight were the rapids in Cataract Canyon and the hiking in the Doll

Stephen W.

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