Grand Canyon Rafting
  • Reservations: 800-253-7328 or 801-261-1789
  • Telefax: 801-268-1193
  • E-Mail: crate@crateinc.com
  • Post Office Box 57575
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 84157-0575
  • Rafting Upset Rapids on the Grand CanyonRun Wild! Run Rivers!
    Whitewater Rafting
  • Grand Canyon VacationExperience The Thrill of Whitewater
    Grand Canyon
  • Alaska Rafting on the Tatshenshini and Alsek Rivers.Explore Incredible Landscapes
    Alaska Rivers
  • Colorado River RaftingGrand Canyon Rafting
    Grand Canyon National Park
  • Cataract Canyon Whitewater RaftingCataract Canyon Rafting
    Canyonlands National Park
  • Special Place in Grand Canyon National ParkDiscover New Places
    The Cool Tube
  • Grand Canyon Dory in the whitewaterFeel the River
    Grand Canyon Dory
  • Utah River RaftingChallenge the Rapids
    Desolation Canyon
  • Shinumo Creek waterfall in the Grand CanyonPlay in Waterfalls
    Shinumo Creek
  • Wildlife on the Tatshenshini River in AlaskaWatch Wildlife
    Tatshenshini River
  • Finding Solitude on a Grand Canyon Rafting Vacation in Kanab CanyonFind Solitude
    Hiking in Kanab Canyon
  • Hiking up the Nankoweep Trail on a Grand Canyon Rafting trip Follow Ancient Trails
    Nankoweep Trail
  • Deluxe camping along the Colorado River in the Grand CanyonRelax in the Sun's Glow
    Camping on the Beach
  • Grand Canyon DoryForget Your Troubles
    In the Sand
  • Floating in Westwater Canyon on the Colorado RiverFollow the River
    Westwater Canyon
  • swimming in the blue water of the Little Colorado RiverSwim in Sidestreams
    Little Colorado River
  • Helicopter Portage of Turnback Canyon on the Alsek River in AlaskaHelicopter Portage of Turnback Canyon
    Alsek River


Arizona, Utah, and Alaska Rafting Expeditions

Experience the Ultimate Outdoor Adventure with Colorado River & Trail Expeditions

In the outdoor adventure industry since 1971, C.R.A.T.E. has been a leader in fully outfitted rafting expeditions for over 40 years. Our rafting trips specialize in off river side canyon hiking, and it is our goal to provide our guests with fun and exciting adventures they will never forget, while introducing them to amazing wilderness experiences.

In 1971, we began rafting on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, the most famous stretch of whitewater rafting in the world. Over time, we have expanded upstream on the Colorado River into Cataract Canyon in Canyonlands National Park, Utah's Westwater Canyon, and the Fisher Towers area near Moab, Utah. In addition to the Colorado River, we operate on the Green River through Utah's historic Desolation Canyon. For a true wilderness experience nothing can compare to our rafting expeditions on the Tatshenshini and Alsek rivers in Alaska and Canada. These rafting expeditions travel through a vast internationally-protected wilderness area that includes Kluane National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, and the Tatshenshini-Alsek Wilderness Provincial Park. For those looking for a short multi-sport Grand Canyon adventure, we offer 2 and 3-night Grand Canyon river trips that are all-inclusive from Las Vegas, Nevada.

All of our rafting expeditions are fully-outfitted. We provide everything you need for your trip, including quality river gear and camping equipment, healthy delicious meals, and friendly, knowledgeable river guides.Colorado River & Trail Expeditions is a premier rafting outfitter in North America. We are proud to be a family-operated company under original ownership since 1971. Contact us today for more information on featured expeditions. We look forward to sharing and enjoying an adventure with you!


  • America Outdoors
  • Utah Society for Environmental Education
  • Grand Canyon River Outfitters Association
  • Leave No Trace
  • No Child Left Inside Organization
  • Utah Guides and Outfitters
  • Colorado River Outfitters Association
  • tread Lightly

Statement Of Authorization:   Colorado River and Trail Expeditions, Inc., is a licensed concessionaire of the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management. We are authorized to operate all of the river expeditions described on this web-site. We do not subcontract our trips to any other companies or organizations.