Utah River Trip Rafting Trips
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River Rafting Trip Outfitters Extraordinaire !
The guides were committed to making sure all the folks on the trip wanted for nothing! Food – how they did it – fresh vegetables and fruits every day- desert one night was chocolate fondue! They baked a cake without an oven! Eggs cooked to order ! Ahhhh the avocados!!!
If you wanted to sleep under the stars you had a cot to go with company provided thick sleeping pad and sleeping bag. If you wanted to stay in a tent instead you could. There were folding chairs for all. They also provided a water bottle and mug for everyone (you get to take them home!). The guides have great stories about their Deso adventures and there were easy side hikes on our trips to fascinating places. If you spot something on the shore, unless in the middle of a rapid, the guides give you time to watch/see what is so special about the canyon.
The entire operation was friendly professional helpful and just down right nice. Even the warehouse crews that helped load and unload us – thanks for getting my hiking stick to collapse back to packable length!. Feeling a little grungy after 6 days on the river they let me take a shower at the warehouse before having to jump on the train to Salt Lake City. You want to ride various rivers with a standout company. GO CRATE!
AMAZING Grand Canyon Raft Trip with Hiking Focus
This was an 11-day rafting trip with a hiking focus. The hikes were challenging for me (coming from the Midwest and out of shape), but I enjoyed them all — the views were amazing, we saw beautiful flowers and fascinating animals, and it felt great to be out working up a sweat (and not checking email.)
And when I hasn’t feeling up to a hike, the alternatives offered were enjoyable, too — I spent a heavenly afternoon half-asleep on the rocks above Deer Creek Falls, watching the sunlight on the cottonwoods.
The crew (John, Kyndl, Kyle, Alex, Kurt, and Wayne) was amazing and did so much to make it an amazing experience and truly the trip of a lifetime. Everyone was enjoyable to talk to, attentive to our needs, full of helpful info, and overall a pleasure to have leading us.
The food was plentiful and delicious, the boats comfortable to ride on during the day, and the fellow passengers interesting. The crew provided excellent descriptions of both the geology and the human history of the canyon.
I would go on another trip with CRATE in a second (I’ve already started saving…).
Cataract Canyon White water rafting
Dedicated, professional, knowledgeable, words fail to properly express these boatmen
A trip of a lifetime
This isn’t a trip for the faint hearted; you will get wet, possibly very hot or cold, you will sleep in bags on cots and maybe under a tarpaulin, there is no plumbing or connectivity, you camp on sandy beaches under the stars and will clamber over rocks as you walk side canyons for other amazing views and experiences. It is however worth every minor discomfort or hassle.
On the other hand, you see stars like you’ve never seen before, will sleep soundly with ambient river noise, will eat well and experience things very few people are lucky enough to see and do.
Clues; The air is dry and you will benefit from some barrier cream/salve. You need great sun protection including an SPF lip balm.
Epic Grand Canyon adventure, life changing!
Here are a few nuggets: CRATE provides everything they can: cots, sleeping bags, chairs, wonderful food, stories, great rafts, incredible guides. They send a very detailed booklet of what they provide and what you should bring. Alcohol, is something they do not provide, but certainly manage for you. Beer and box wine are favorites.
Tips: bugs are not a big issue, sand is everywhere but after a while you don’t care. Sun protection is mandatory. The water is cold. Bring good rain-gear to stay a bit drier on that first big wave that hits you in the early morning. Have fun and take lots of pictures. And since I just destroyed a great camera at Lava Falls by committing to
video the rapids, I suggest getting a water proof sport camera for those shots and a better camera for everything else. Have fun!
A truly top notch trip down the grand canyon
The guides are outstanding in their skills that included boatmanship , Cuuking , Geology and history…… totally professional . Thanks Crate…..my third trip with you guys and each seems to raise the bar…….
This is a Fantastic Outfitter
Grand Canyon Raft Trip (8 Day)
Amazing trip with terrific staff, equipment and food.
CRATE is awesome!!!
Best trip ever! We loved it and can’t wait to do it again. The staff is amazing and the food outstanding!
The BEST river company EVER
Exciting & challenging and worth every minute.
We felt like family!
Colorado River & Trail Expeditions is a family owned and operated raft company that’s been in business for over 40 years. Its staff has been working there long-term, some of them over 20 years. It’s easy to see why–when you travel with CRATE it’s like going on a family vacation. The guides make you feel like you’re part of their holiday–warm, welcoming, respectful, and a bit mischievous like siblings often are.
I was impressed by their knowledge of the geology, flora, fauna, Native American cultures, and other history of the Colorado River. They are also invested in keeping the Grand Canyon grand–informing us of the importance of preserving this unique place for all who enjoy and live by it, to maintain its natural beauty for generations and millennia to come.
Our guides are expert river runners. They know the rapids at every water level and how to run them safely yet offer you a thrilling ride. They work before sun-up and past sunset to make sure that your trip is everything you dreamed of.
If I could I would turn right around and run the river with them again. One thing’s for sure, I won’t wait 30 years to do it!
Grand Canyon Rafting Vacation
The BEST to a lifetime kayaker!!
Grand Canyon Rafting
Rafting the Grand Canyon for 9 days was like floating through the hands of God! It was a very moving experience !
May was a good time to go, not too hot and the nights were great.
Our next rafting trip will defiantly be with CRATE!!
The best traveling experience of my life!
The trip of a lifetime
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