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Average Rating: 5.0 stars (based on 254 ratings)

Dedicated, professional, knowledgeable, words fail to properly express these boatmen

This fabulous 188 mile trip down the Grand Canyon from Lees Ferry to the helicopter takeout at Whitmore Wash is a spectacular experience that will let you experience the Grand Canyon like few people can. The Canyon is the highlight of the trip and Crate and the boatmen employed by them made this the trip


A trip of a lifetime

We travelled recently as members of a 2 raft, motor trip with 20 others, covering the length of the Grand Canyon from Lees Ferry to just short of Lake Mead. With a helicopter takeout and short flight to LV to finish off, this is absolutely a journey of a lifetime. You can tell from reading

Anne B.

Epic Grand Canyon adventure, life changing!

I just completed my 5th trip with Colorado River and Trail Expeditions. This time going all the way through the Grand Canyon, from Lees Ferry (near Glen Canyon Dam), to the Whitmore Helipad at mile marker 187. We had a blast. There is so much to see, from giant waves of water splashing over you,

Chris S.

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… third trip with you guys and each seems to raise the

Mark S.

Amazing Adventure!

I had the time of my life with CRATE and their incredible team of professionals! We had amazing campsites, hikes, rafting and river experiences! This was my first river trip and will not be my last! I don’t know how they managed to cook such outstanding meals, guide us on hikes and in the river,


This is a Fantastic Outfitter

I just completed a 5 day trip with CRATE through Cataract Canyon. We started in Moab, UT and finished in Hite, UT. The trip was fantastic! It consisted of a leisurely float trip of 4 days mixed with off river hikes to The Maze, Indian Ruins, and waterfalls. The food was outstanding ~ breakfast, lunch,


Grand Canyon Raft Trip (8 Day)

My wife Paula and I were on this trip. Absolutely “A Trip of a Lifetime!” Our hiking group from Sun City Festival can’t thank our guides Walker, Mikenna, Onie, and Alex enough for everything. Their professionalism on and off the river made the entire trip truly an unforgettable experience. We will never forget forging the

Tom J.

Amazing trip with terrific staff, equipment and food.

Our float trip was through 180 miles of the Grand Canyon on 37 ft. motorized rafts. 23 guests and 4 crew. We had fun with the rapids on the river, learned from the staff about the geology and the human history, and we hiked into numerous side canyons. We put in on Wednesday morning and


CRATE is awesome!!!

Best trip ever! We loved it and can’t wait to do it again. The staff is amazing and the food


The BEST river company EVER

The is the only remaining “mom and pop” float company in the Grand Canyon. They provide wonderful, exciting, well supplied trips down the Colorado ….SAFELY! I have also been on their 11 night Alsek River in Alaska which was outstanding. Unbelievably trained, skilled guides, great cooks and outstanding hikes and adventure. Trips aren’t easy but


Exciting & challenging and worth every minute.

I will admit I had some concern about doing this adventure but by the second day, I realized that I could relax and trust these experienced and knowlegable boatmen ( and one woman!) They really knew what they were doing and gave us an exciting yet safe trip. 11 days of camping seemed challenging to


We felt like family!

After a 30 year absence from the Colorado River I returned to the Grand Canyon in September with Colorado River & Trail Expeditions. I had kayaked down The Grand twice in my twenties, once with a motor raft support with this same company. After so many years I was surprised that they were still in

Janice T.

Grand Canyon Rafting Vacation

We just got back from a fantastic three day trip down the Colorado with Colorado River and Trail Expeditions. We were treated like family. The trip was well coordinated, we were very well feed, and we learned so much about the river and the canyon from our excellent guides. Thank you for a family vacation

Lisa M.

The BEST to a lifetime kayaker!!

I feel VERY fortunate to have booked my trip (with 12 other friends) to float the entire 280 miles on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. I can’t believe the EXPERT guides, tremendous attention to our special food requests, their ability to provide us with FABULOUS hikes, FUN floats down the Little Colorado in


Grand Canyon Rafting

Without a doubt the best company I have ever booked a trip with!! The boatman (captains) and swampers (helpers) were great and very experienced. They made the trip what it was. The equipment was the best!! Rafting the Grand Canyon for 9 days was like floating through the hands of God! It was a very

Chuck C.

The best traveling experience of my life!

I had little expectations when I signed up to ride a raft down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon this summer with 24 other new friends. It was the most magical and mystical experience of all my travels–ALL because of CRATE’s competent staff, equipment, good will, and more. MicKenna and Alex, our head guides


The trip of a lifetime

Words escape me when trying to describe my most recent (and first) run through the Canyon. The guides from CRATE truly made this experience beyond anything I could have imagined. The food was exceptional and our guides were amazingly professional, yet down to earth. I have rarely made lifelong friends in such a short period

Megan H.

Grand Canyon Rafting with a Professional Crew

Just got off a weeklong rafting trip from Lees Ferry to Whitmore Wash with CRATE. I have been rafting the Grand Canyon since 1969 and this was one of my best floats. Great knowledgable crew who were very personable, fun, and excellent boatmen and cooks. Looking forward to traveling with them again

Stewart A.

Amazing Grand Canyon with Top of the Line Crew

Rafting the Grand Canyon is mind-blowing in itself and was made even better with the great crew from CRATE. They were totally professional in their boat handling skills and thoroughly knowledgeable about the canyon, history, wildlife, etc, and did so much to make the trip comfortable and pleasurable for us. The many hikes up slot


Now 19 trips with Colorado River & Trail Expeditions since 1976.

Took back to back trips this May & June in Desolation Canyon and Cataract Canyon. These were the trips with professional photographer Tom Till from Moab. Could not have been better. Mikenna, one of my favorite guides, was the tip leader for both segments. Dave one of owners of the company and his son Walker


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