Grand Canyon Rafting
Grand Canyon Rafting: Colorado River & Trail Expeditions
Check out this great video that was shot during one of our trips in 2013 by Tony Fannin, and put together by GOPRO from 30 hours of footage.
Experience the Grand Canyon Rapids with CRATE
When it comes to rafting expeditions, the rapids of the Grand Canyon top the list. The river flows for nearly 300 miles, giving rafters a front seat view of the ever-changing vistas, precious desert gems, and the impressive layers of multi-colored rocks. With their playful riffles and surging current, the rapids create an exhilarating voyage for vacationers.
Serving as Your Guide throughout Your Trip
To let you make the most of your experience, Colorado River & Trail Expeditions will gladly serve as your guide throughout your Grand Canyon vacation. Our trips cover the entire canyon, starting from Lees Ferry until you reach Pearce Ferry (for motorized expeditions) or Whitmore Wash (for rowing and paddle expeditions). All trips are inclusive of roundtrip transportation from Las Vegas.
We also offer a shorter Grand Canyon rafting trip for those who want to combine their hiking experience with their river adventures. You can choose from either Upper or Lower Grand Canyon trips to reach Whitmore Wash and begin your raft expedition towards Pearce Ferry.
- Long Rafting Trips: 8 to 14 days
- Short Rafting Trips: 3 to 5 days
When it comes to preparations, Colorado River & Trail Expeditions never disappoints. Our Grand Canyon River rafting trips are all-inclusive—you only need to bring your personal gear. We will provide cots, clean sleeping bags, tents, foam pads, and ground tarps. We have 37-foot motorized rafts, 18-foot rowing rigs, and 16-foot paddle rafts for your expedition. Meals and snacks are also included in your tour package—if you have special food requests, feel free to inform our staff.
Making Your River Adventure Memorable
Our river rafting adventures will provide you the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore some of the most stunning landscapes in North America. Apart from the adrenaline-fueled Grand Canyon whitewater rafting, Colorado River & Trail Expeditions offers side canyon hiking and off-river explorations. We have friendly and experienced tour guides who will show and share everything there is to know about your destination. We will bring you to the best spots where you can take pictures with scenic backdrops, swim in cool pools, jump over waterfalls, or enjoy the unspoiled comfort of hidden grottos.
Unlike other tour agencies, we like to keep every trip close and personal. We limit our expeditions to small groups—Colorado River & Trail Expeditions maintains a strict guide-to-guest ratio to ensure every guest is properly accommodated throughout the trip. We can also arrange your itineraries to provide the most exciting Grand Canyon River tours for your group.Book Your Trip with CRATE Today!
Create new memories, experience the thrill, and explore hidden wonders with Colorado River & Trail Expeditions. We recommend our river rafting expeditions for those who want to experience adventure at the heart of nature. Call us at 1-800-253-7328 or send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your trip. Our staff will be more than glad to address any questions and assist in planning your river rafting in Grand Canyon.
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We would love to hear from you and give you a real taste of the most exciting river rafting trips ever in North America!
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Should you choose a motorized trip you will travel aboard a 37-foot motorized raft. Each raft accomodates about 12 passengers plus crew. Generally there are two rafts on each trip. We feel our motorized rafts are the best in the Grand Canyon. They are roomy and comfortable. In between rapids you can walk around, lean back on the side tubes, or even stretch out on the flat deck area at the front of our rafts. These boats carry everything you will need for the entire trip.
Our 18-foot row rafts accomodate 4-5 passengers plus the guide who rows the boat.
Our Paddle Rafts hold 6-8 passengers plus a guide who steers the raft. On our "Paddle Trips" guests paddle all of the time, on our "Rowing Trips" a paddle raft is available on a rotational basis.
A Dory is available on many of our Grand Canyon rowing trips. A Dory holds 2-4 people and gives a great ride through the rapids.
To many people the off-river hiking is as spectacular as the river corridor itself. We specialize in off-river hiking on all of our river expeditions. We are certain you will see places on our expeditions most river travelers miss.
Upon arrival, each participant will be given a large water-proof bag for clothing and personal items. Another water-proof bag will contain your provided sleeping bag, foam Paco Pad, and a large plastic ground tarp. Our water-proof bags are 30 inches high and have a diameter of 14 inches.
Each participant will also receive an ammo can. It is always readily accesible during the day and is the best place to keep sunscreen, cameras, notebooks, etc.
Our Kitchen includes everything we need to make delicious food. Dutch Ovens, Fire Pans, Propane Stove, Tables, Drink Coolers, and Under-Table Tarps to help us "Leave No Trace." Our boats carry everything we need for the entire trip.
Cots are provided for all guests on our "Motorized Rafting" expeditions.
Our sleep kit includes a fresly laundered sleeping bag. Our sleeping bags are made in the USA by Wiggy Inc. Wiggy also makes sleeping bags for the US Airforce.
We supply tents from Kelty & ALPS, but generally the night sky is so spectacular that most people want to sleep out under the stars.
We supply camp chairs on all of our rafting expeditions.
A handwash device is set-up at lunch and in camp. It is mandatory for guests to wash hands before meals and after using the bathroom.
One of our toilets is always enclosed by a roomy yellow tent. It allows privacy as well as a place to change your clothes.
Our specially designed toilet makes the fear of using camp toilets go away. It is the most sanitary and clean toilet ever to be used on an outdoor expedition. It has a fly proof lid and utilizes a special chemical along with specially designed plastic bags that allow it to be set-up clean everyday. It has the ability to hold solid waste as well as urine. Along with the toilet, Lysol and toilet paper are always located inside the tent.
Speak with a Grand Canyon Rafting Expert
We've done our best to design a website that is informative and easy to use, but we realize you may still have some questions. If that's the case, please call our office and get the information you need right away. Our staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They have been on all of the river trips offered by our company and can speak to you from experience. You won't have to press a sequence of buttons, and there's even a good chance one of our owners will answer the phone directly and assist you.
Our office hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. We also check for messages over the weekend. Call us at (800) 253-7328.
We try to respond to email in a timely fashion, and so if it's more convenient for you to send us a note, just use this link: firstname.lastname@example.org.