Grand Canyon River Rafting Trips
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Grand Canyon Rafting Trips
Discover the incredulity that comes from rafting through one of the world’s greatest wonders: the Grand Canyon. Grand Canyon rafting tours are a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Depart from various locations into a world of epic adventures, fantastic memories, and endless thrills.
Rafting in the Grand Canyon is the perfect getaway for a family vacation, a tourist stop, and so many more treasured life events. Whether you live close by, or are visiting from across the world, you won’t regret making a trip down the Grand Canyon rapids with us.
Exploring the Grand Canyon by river is an experience unlike any other. Find never-before experienced things like waterfalls, a sky full of stars, or the warm summer sun radiating off of beautiful red-rock cliffs.
Choose from a variety of different Grand Canyon River Rafting trips that we have available all summer long. For one week, two weeks, or more, there is never too much adventure to be found in the Grand Canyon.
Grand Canyon Rafting Trip Details
The Grand Canyon stretches 277 miles across northern Arizona, and can range in elevation anywhere from 2,400 feet to over 7,000 feet above sea level. In some places, you can find yourself up to one mile deep surrounded by high rising cliff, while some of the canyon’s majestic plateaus in the north rise to 9,000 feet above sea level.
With a variety of different grand canyon rafting trip options available, you can choose from motorized trips, grand canyon rafting day trips, or trips propelled entirely by paddling.
If you only have a couple of days, take a look at our 4 day trip options. If you want to fully immerse yourself into the Grand Canyon, we have 7 day trips all the way up to 14 day trips.
Find yourself rafting in the grand canyon, hiking, enjoying nights under the innumerable stars, and eating delicious food, surrounded by your closest friends and even new friends you’ve gained along the way. All you have to do is choose which specialized rafting trip you would like to explore, and we will take care of the rest.
Rafting trips range from 3-14 days. This can include rowing, paddling and motorized expeditions.
We're sure you have lots of questions, we have answers. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions Page to learn more about our trips!
Colorado River & Trail Expeditions has been under original ownership since 1971. Our premier Grand Canyon river rafting trips cover the entire canyon, starting at Lee’s Ferry and ending near the Grand Wash Cliffs at Pearce Ferry. We believe in combining off-river hiking and exploration with all of our river trips, so we also offer partial Grand Canyon trips where participants hike in or out at Phantom Ranch, or helicopter in or out at Whitmore Wash. Our Grand Canyon rafting trips range from 3-14 days in length.
With over 40 years of experience, CRATE is who you want to take you white water rafting in the Grand Canyon.
Because we are a small company, we can customize your Grand Canyon river rafting adventure. With 20 different trips offered, whether you only have 3 days or up to 14 days for a getaway, we've got you covered!
If you're looking for a shorter trip, our upper or lower Grand Canyon white water rafting trips would be a great fit. We also offer longer trips that raft the complete Grand Canyon. All of our motor trips are all-inclusive, meaning we'll provide all the meals, desserts, and snacks, as well as all of the camping equipment. We can work out the details of special diet requests or custom trip lengths and types.
In addition to our scheduled trips, we are also authorized by the National Park Service to offer Kayak Support trips.
The Grand Canyon is nothing short of being an epic destination. The canyon has rich natural history and incredible scenery. Many have viewed the natural wonder of the Grand Canyon from look out points, helicopter tours, hiking in the grand canyon, grand canyon rafting trips and more. Colorado River and Trail Expeditions (Crate) offers an…Read More >
Picture yourself in the Grand Canyon. Imagine what it would be like to be sitting next to a campfire with your closest friends, delicious food, beautiful sites, and marvelous stories of adventure. When you travel with Colorado River and Trail Expeditions, you can expect all of that and more, completely included in the cost. When…Read More >
What is a permit lottery? In order to obtain a noncommercial permit to raft the Colorado River, you have to enter into the permit lottery. Not many people understand what a permit lottery is, so we’re here to explain that to you. A noncommercial permit simply means that you would like to raft the grand…Read More >