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Average Rating: 5.0 stars (based on 254 ratings)

Eleven day oar trip, fantastic!

We did the 11 day oar trip, which they only offer infrequently, I think people don’t have that much time to spare. But it’s worth the time commitment to float/ride wildly down the river without the hum of motors. The crew is top notch, explaining the biology, geology, history. They took care of this novice,


Really see the Grand Canyon and Colorado River….CRATE

There is no other way to see and experience the Grand Canyon. From the rim it is beautiful and massive, but the detail is on the river and in the side canyons. Things that you would never know existed!! Water falls, flora, and fauna and the excitement of rafting the entire canyon. Our Boatman, Ben

Ted S.


Just came back from this 8 day adventure trip with my 16 y/o son. Everything was better than expected. The river scenery was spectacular and the hikes were beautiful, rewarding & challenging enough but anyone in fairly good physical condition was able to do them without problem. The raft/boat was very comfortable for the group

Pedro M

CRATE – Best way to raft the Grand Canyon

We celebrated my sister-in-law’s 50th birthday with a 7 day rafting trip thru the Grand Canyon with CRATE. Their crew of 4 took care of 21 family members and 2 boats beautifully. I must admit, I was a bit scared to go rafting down a big river with huge waves…roller coasters scare me, but with


CRATE — Fabulous for a 10 Day Colorado River Raft Trip

We took CRATE on a 10 day — hiking emphasis — raft trip. The full river, 280 miles. CRATE is fabulous. Best designed boats on the river — front row seating (facing forward) for everyone. In the Canyon you want to get wet – it’s hot down there. Many companies give you a side view,


…there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.

I have had the good fortune to go on several different trips with Colorado River & Trail Expeditions (CRATE). I would never even consider using a different company; when you’ve found the best guides in the business you stick with them! I have done many of their offered river trips on my own through private


CRATE rocks the canyon!!!

It was a huge decision for us to decide to go on a trip of this magnitude and even larger finding the right guides to help make it perfect. After much searching and reference checking and more we ended up with CRATE and honestly it was perfect. Beyond our expectations. I simply cannot recommend them

Susan T.

Cataract Canyon Trip 5/20/14

We just returned from our second adventure with CRATE. Two years ago we went on the river through the Grand Canyon, and last week we floated an hiked our way through Cataract Canyon. Each trip was truly an adventure, an exceptional experieince, loads of fun, beautiful scenery, and a good balance between hiking and rafting.

Charlotte S.

Something we will never forget

So you want to raft the Colorado River through Grand Canyon …? Well – what are you waiting for? Order from CRATE now! So … what do you get? An everlasting memory of a fantastic landscape – shifting scenery, exciting and fun hikes, really cool people to share the experience with – and the nicest


Great time in the Grand Canyon

Our 9 day CRATE trip though the Canyon exceeded all my expectations. Walker, Mikenna and Kyndl were fantastic guides/chefs/friends. They really made our time together something special and memorable. I felt safe and secure at all times during the trip, even through the roughest rapids. I especially enjoyed the frequent canyon hikes to view beautiful

Jeff B.

Thanks CRATE

My experience was fantastic. Walker, Mikenna and Kyndle were great. I really don’t have words to describe my experience other than to say it exceeded my expectations. If you haven’t experienced the Grand Canyon from the river, I recommend it be put on your bucket list. CRATE did everything to make this experience memorable for

Zeke S.

Fantastic trip

This trip was totally worth it. It was well organized and professionally executed by the warm and friendly guides. Every detail was considered for our comfort. It is often difficult to travel with a gluten free dietary restriction. CRATE made sure I was accommodated at every meal. I can’t wait to book another trip with


Thank you CRATE

You truly are an outstanding company and I am beyond satisfied with your services and proud to have been able to experience the Colorado River and Grand Canyon with you as my trusted guide and wonderful support. After having just completed my 9-day motorized Grand Canyon rafting and hiking experience, I just wanted to take


Can’t wait to return!

Rafting down the Colorado River was a fantastic adventure made even better becuase I chose C.R.A.T.E.! They were professional yet personal and made the whole experience fun, easy and memorable. They even went so far as to accommodate my kosher diet so I wouldn’t have to go hungry while enjoying the experience! I would definitely

Ron G.

Grand Canyon Rafting with CRATE – Sept. 7-17

CRATE made this trip a memorable experience of a lifetime. Paddling eleven days on the Colorado River is the way to go. CRATE’s guides are the most knowledgeable and experienced river rafters on the planet. Their knowledge of the history, geology, and the river make for an invaluable learning experience, as well. I also might

Gail G

Eleven Days on the Colorado River

Ditto on the other comments regarding the professionalism of CRATE, their guides and the folks who helped our group, the “Wild Women of the Wasatch”, plan a wonderful Grand Canyon trip. We selected an oar and paddle trip in the Grand Canyon because floating 188 miles on the Colorado River is the only way to

Arlene J.

Hats off to CRATE’s Grand Canyon Paddle/Rowing Trip

Just returned from an EPIC seven day paddle/ oar boat trip on the Grand Canyon’s regal Colorado River (September 2013) This was my first Grand Canyon trip, although I have been on other paddling trips in the past. This is a trip one could never forget. We hiked down the Bright Angel trail to meet


Unbelievable all the way around!!!

My daughter and I did a motor, paddle boat, and duckie trip for 10 days in August. There was 25 people in our group ranging in ages from early 70’s to a 13 year old. We were very diverse in every way but all totally enjoyed the river, hikes, food, and skills of our guides,


Grand Canyon Motorized Rafting Trip–9 Days

Our group that put in on 8/24 with CRATE guides J. Toner and J. Moffat had a fabulous trip! Thank you to our amazing guides and to those behind the scenes that stocked us up so efficiently–and deliciously! We had every creature comfort, especially when you consider where we were and what we were doing!


Fantastic guides, and a great time

We just came back from the 4-day “Ranch and Raft” trip with CRATE, and it was fantastic. My 13 year-old had a great time, but so did my mentally-disabled 11 year-old. We thankful to the other guests who were understanding of her needs, but very appreciative of the guides who went out of their way


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