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Average Rating: 5.0 stars (based on 254 ratings)

5-star bucket list completion!

Fabulous views, information, hiking, food, folks, rafting=a 5-star bucket list completion, but, I want to go again! So much beauty & excitement wrapped into 9 days on the Colorado River with excellent guides that prepared delicious, unique meals! Don’t wait another year to make a decision! The Grand Canyon may change. CRATE is the only

Susan C.


WOW!!! If you are looking for an exciting, yet relaxing excursion in some of the most beautiful and remote wonders of the world…..LOOK…NO…FURTHER!!! Our friends at CRATE are top notch and won’t leave you disappointed…unless you just aren’t the adventurous type. The crew of always incredible – engaging, helpful, funny, accommodating, …, the list goes


Cataract Canyon 7 day

Hello Ill just say, I am hooked on Colorado River and Trail Expeditions. This is my fourth adventure with them. This was a 7 day trip down the Green river to the Colorado and on to Lake Powell. The trip started in Moab airport where I met up with some of the crew and my

Kevin M.

6 Day Lower Canyon Adventure (4/15-20/2019)

27 years ago in April 1992 my wife and I did the Lee’s Ferry to Hoover dam expedition. Last year I suggested to our 4 kids (54-47) that it might be interesting to do it again and that I thought they would really like it. They could not do the full trip because of work

Jesus G.

The only way to really see the Grand Canyon.

I had seen the Canyon from the South Rim and it wasn’t enough. I had taken the mule ride down to Phantom Ranch and dipped my feet into the Colorado River and saw more. But, the raft trip gives a totally different perspective. I was with fellow hiking club members from a senior community on

Janice M.

The Most Epic Adventure with the Most Epic Crew!

Wow, I cannot say ENOUGH how amazing CRATE was for my August 2018 trip. I’ve always wanted to raft the Grand Canyon and I couldn’t imagine doing it without this family-owned company. From the amazing pre-trip orientation with Bonnie at our hotel in Vegas, the comfortable bus ride out to Fredonia and of course our

Savanna R.

One of the best trips of my life!

I can’t say enough good things about this trip, company, and their employees. Myself and about 8 other folks just did a 5 day float with CRATE through the lower Grand Canyon. Their employees Walker and Bonnie were not only super nice, laid-back, and professional but also very knowledgeable about the canyon and answering any

Daniel C.

A 7 day Grand Canyon adventure – Lee’s Ferry to Whitmore wash. One of the most incredible experiences of my life!!!

CRATE is simply AWESOME! Incredible in every way! Our guides Walker, Bonnie and Adam showed great respect for the river and its surroundings and made sure that everyone had a great time! I can’t recommend them more highly!! It warms my heart to know that such a first class operation exists! I would be honored


An Amazing Adventure!

Words are not adequate to describe the week-long trip my husband, friends and I made down the Colorado River with CRATE. The crew, a family affair, made the difference with Capt Walker’s expertise, and his sister, Bonnie, and brother-in-law, Adam’s fabulous food, and attention to the amenities that can make or break a trip. Adam’s

Edward O.

Three generations tackle the Green River through Desolation Canyon.

After experiencing the Colorado in 2011 and the Alsek in 2015 with the experienced crew from Colorado River and Trails Expeditions (CRATE) I knew a family adventure with wife (not a keen camper) daughter, son in law and granddaughters age 8 and 10 was a must. The 5 day trip through Desolation Canyon exceeded everyones


10 nights, 11 day experience for 187 miles of the Colorado River through Marble and Grand Canyon-awesome in all respects

The Colorado River and Trails Expeditions (CRATE) team was wonderful from the initial contact almost a year ago to the wonderful hugs at Whitmore Wash at the end of the journey. I cannot say adequately how professional this company/team was in meeting all of my expectations from planning through execution. The trip is a lifetime


Grand Canyon was adventure of a lifetime… thanks to our guides

Most days, you can find me jockeying an office job in Chicago deep inside a spreadsheet driven universe. I am self-admittedly not the most outdoorsy person and I definitely had my share of anxiety knowing that I would be spending a week outside camping/rafting along the Colorado River. However, within the first 10 mins of


Desolation and Gray Canyons

Four friends from green New England came west for this trip down Desolation and Gray. The flight from Moab to Sand Wash airstrip gave us spectacular views of the Tavaputs Plateau and the Green River below. (Yea, pilot Desi!) As on previous CRATE trips (Grand Canyon, Cataract), the guides–trip leader Johnny kept things on track,


Cataract Canyon trip, June 20-23

I took my 2 sons-in-law on this trip and was impressed with our experiences with CRATE. From booking the trip in mid December with Vicky to our guides, Ben, Casey and Carter. The food was great , the guides were very helpful and taught us many unknown facts about the canyon. It was an enjoyable


Cataract Canyon raft trip June 14-18

Such a great experience for everyone in our group. The rafts were very comfortable and the food was over the top with accommodation for all food preferences. The hikes were fabulous and we all learned so much about the history and geology of the canyon. While the white water wasn’t as big as what we

Marsha G.

One of the best times with family!

We to our family of 6 with youngest at 10 the trip was absolutely perfect. The crew were so organized down the the last detail. We met new friends and got to see parts of Gods creation that few people get to see! It is definitely a bucket list trip and you cant find a

Rod B.

Green River raft trip 2018 (trip six, with CRATE) excellent

So many great memories come to mind when I think about my 6 trips with CRATE. Yesterday, while driving back to Salt Lake from a Green River rafting trip, I was thinking of how I might approach another review about Colorado River and Trail Expeditions. What comes to mind and what I think makes CRATE

Chris S.

CRATE 11-Day rafting and hiking Grand Canyon Trip

What a trip of a lifetime! The 11-day, 280 mile, spring rafting and hiking trip with CRATE is fabulous! If you ever want to see the Grand Canyon from the river by floating through the entire 180 miles of the canyon, this 11-day CRATE trip is the way to go. The crew was amazing–always working



We did the 11 day Spring hiking expedition and it was awesome. The trip was very professional and the crew was great. Spectacular scenery and hiking. I highly

Gail R.

11 day Grand Canyon raft and hike trip

We just returned from the CRATE Grand Canyon Spring hiking/rafting trip. This was our 3rd trip with CRATE and our second with them on the Grand Canyon. As usual they exceeded our expectations. The guides and crew are professionals and took care of us both on and off the river. The meals were terrific and

Brad G.

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