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12 Day Loma to Hite Dories
Yeah! CRATE knows how to do this stuff. I’ve done trips with a lot of different outfitters and Walker Mackay and his crew are a cut above the rest. I’d definitely go boatin’ with them again. They got cool swag,Read more “12 Day Loma to Hite Dories”
Excellent support for private,5-dory trip on upper Colorado
Colorado River Rafting through the Grand Canyon
We went on a 9 day rafting trip on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Our boatmen/women, Mikenna and Dewey were wonderful, accommodating, and most important, kept us all safe and happy. The hikes we took were to indescribably beautiful places, every one. So grateful to have had thisRead more “Amazing!”
An experience of a lifetime!
This company could not have done more to make this an experience of a lifetime. Our boatmen and helpers were ALWAYS upbeat, extremely helpful, conscientious, and knowledgeable. They always did everything to try to accommodate our needs. We enjoyed those spectacular skies and that incredible river and itsRead more “An experience of a lifetime!”
Trip of a lifetime
I want emphasize how well we were taken care. My wife and I were the oldest and least sure footed of the group. Nevertheless, we were encouraged to participate in all activities and were supported by the guides and other guests when we needed the help.
Canyonlands and Cataract Canyon with Wayne Ranney
I would Recommend CRATE for your next rafting experience.
Green river rafting
I just got back from seven days on the Green River with a tremendous crew from CRATE. They are all professionals and know the canyon well. This is a very first class operation put on by first class people. I will be sending an email to create management commending the entireRead more “Green river rafting”
Hike in / copter out rafting trip
It was an excellent and memorable experience. the people from CRATE did an amazing job guiding the trip. From their personal knowledge and years of experience to the enthusiasm they have for the canyon itself. They made the trip a completeRead more “Hike in / copter out rafting trip”
Rafting and Hiking
Outstanding! Did 8 days and 7 nights in May 2015. Guides were amazing, views were spectacular, food was delicious, hikes were outstanding! The only thing I would have done differently is I would have brought rain pants to go with my rain jacket. Thanks, CRATE, for the trip of aRead more “Rafting and Hiking”
Excellent company. Trip was well run and led to a spectacular time. Would recommend this trip toRead more “Rafting”
3 day multi sport trip starting at Bar 10 to Lake Mead
Great trip. Extremely well organised. Staff were both professional and friendly. Felt challenged yet safe at all times. The food was very good and plenty of it. Sleeping under the stars with the river roaring by was an experience we will neverRead more “3 day multi sport trip starting at Bar 10 to Lake Mead”
Still can’t find the words…
5-Day “Upper” Lee’s Ferry to Phantom Ranch
This trip: Done April 2015, it’s cooler and more pleasant. The flowers are out. There were lots of rapids. Great fun! We did some excellent day hikes. One was on the Little Colorado River, were we swam and went down a river water slide. The water is spring fed, aqua blue.
Of note: the last day, on this trip, included hiking out of the Grand Canyon to the South Rim using the famous Bright Angle Trail. I was a little anxious about this hike. In the end the hike was very doable. It has a gentle angle which keeps the effort reasonable.
It was again in April and cooler. One must plan for the hiking in the heat, if done later in the year. Also, there is a mule carry out service, which we did use to carry out some of our stuff. This made the hiking trip out much more enjoyable.
Lastly, CRATE Inc. puts out a great effort to make their trips excellent. I have done three trips with them, and would use them agian in an instant:)
Breathtaking scenery, outstanding crew – need I say more?
We were especially privileged to have Wayne Ranney a well respected geologist, author and lecturer as our field guide on this trip. His knowledge of the canyon is second to none and brought both the canyon and our imaginations to life.
Meals were delicious with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables available at each meal (how they kept them so fresh – even on day 8, is a testament to their attention to detail). CRATE is an incredibly well oiled machine and the crew are amazing; it is no wonder that they are such a successful company!
I would travel with CRATE again in a heartbeat; thank you for an incredible trip with memories that will last a lifetime!!!
The Adventure of a Lifetime
Whether or not you are interested in Grand Canyon geology, if you want to have the best possible experience running the canyon on the Colorado River, you cannot find a better organization to do it with. Boat handling, meals, facilities, knowledge of river history, everything was outstanding. And even though we had a surplus of geology experts on board, our guide, Walker, was no slouch when it came to canyon geology.
We have gone on a lot of adventures in our lives, but this was in a class by itself. The CRATE organization and its crews will ensure you of the best possible Colorado River adventure.
Take lots of hand moisturizer and hiking poles.
Once in a Life Time Trip
The fantastic staff really make this trip the best it can be with their professional expertise and knowledge of the areas you will be in and they are easy to get to know. Went there in June ofRead more “Once in a Life Time Trip”
2nd time with girls 20th anniversary
I think we got the all-star crew with Jon, McKinnon and Charlie the geologist but from other posts it appears all the guides are experienced and professional. Everything was excellent, the food, the hikes, the campsites, the planning, and we had a great group. We had an helicopter evac as one of the group had an accident on one of the hikes but the guides handled it perfectly. I felt at all times that we were in good hands. You could tell they were expertly trained to handle this type of situation.
I really cannot say enough about CRATE and if we plan in a few years to make the trip again Crate will be our choice. Also the trip originates out of Las Vegas so quite a transition but where better to renew your vows than with Elvis in Vegas;. So, Thank you, thank you very much.
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