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Make a Splash into Summer with these Five Rafting Adventures


There is still availability in 2024 on many rafting trips that usually sell out over a year in advance.

Just in time to make a “SSalt Lake City, Utah Mar 15, 2024 ( – plash into Summer,” Colorado River & Trail Expeditions(CRATE) has announced availability in 2024 on many of their rafting trips. This has created a rare opportunity to sign up for a last minute rafting trip in the Grand Canyon and other locations that typically are completely booked over a year in advance. 2024 is a great year to reconnect with nature, get outside, and take advantage of these opportunities. CRATE specializes in multi-day guided rafting expeditions on the best rivers in North America. These include the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon and Cataract Canyon. The Green River in Desolation Canyon and Canyonlands National Park. And the Tatshenshini and Alsek Rivers in Glacier Bay National Park, Kluane National Park, Alaska and Canada. CRATE is veteran and family owned. They use this to their advantage to provide a personalized experience on all of their river expeditions. Kevin Murtha raved, I have used CRATE seven times for river adventures and they have yet to disappoint me.” CRATE’s office staff is small, friendly, and can answer any and all questions customers may have. Their guide staff is experienced, knowledgeable, kind, and professional. They prioritize the customer experience over all else. And to top it all off CRATE offers substantial group and repeat customer discounts

For The Bucket List: Grand Canyon Rafting-Colorado River

The Best Time to go: June 1-8, 2024 and June 15-22, 2024

June is considered by many to be the best month for rafting the Grand Canyon. The weather is typically hot during the day and generally pleasant at night. In addition, the river flows are higher in June than most other times of the year. Rafting on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon offers a breathtaking adventure unlike any other. As you float down the river towering canyon walls stretch thousands of feet into the sky, revealing layers of geological history etched over billions of years. The journey takes you through a landscape of stunning contrasts, from serene stretches of calm water to exhilarating rapids. Along the way, off river excursions will take you to hidden waterfalls, mind blowing views, historical sites, ancestral puebloan granaries, and wildlife, creating unforgettable moments at every turn. Whether you’re camping under the stars on the riverbank or hiking to hidden gems tucked away in side canyons, rafting the Grand Canyon offers a truly immersive and awe-inspiring experience that stays with you long after the journey ends.

For the True Wilderness Experience: Alaska-Tatshenshini River

The Best Time to go: July 15-25, 2024 Tatshenshini Rafting Trip

Rafting the Tatshenshini offers a wilderness adventure through the most stunning landscape in North America. Located in the remote and pristine landscape of the Alaska-Yukon-British Columbia border region, the Tatshenshini River carves its way through a whitewater filled narrow canyon, rugged mountains, ancient glaciers, and lush forests.

The Tatshenshini River is renowned for its untrammeled wilderness environment and abundant wildlife sightings. It is common to encounter bald eagles soaring overhead, bears foraging along the riverbanks, and salmon spawning in the clear waters. The landscape is dotted with the towering peaks of the St. Elias Mountain Range, cascading waterfalls, and immense glaciers that calve into Alsek Lake, creating a dramatic backdrop for the journey. The Tatshenshini River connects people with some of the most pristine and awe-inspiring wilderness areas in North America.

To Experience Canyon Country: Cataract Canyon and Canyonlands National Park-Green and Colorado Rivers

The Best Time to go: May 16-20, 2024 Cataract Canyon Rafting Trip

Rafting through Cataract Canyon offers an unforgettable adventure through the red rock landscapes of the American Southwest. This trip traverses the less traveled Green River side of Canyonlands National Park and immerses the traveler in the rhythms of the river and place. Some of the highlights of the trip include exploring the Turks Head, Hiking to the Doll’s House, and running the exciting Big Drop Rapids. This trip concludes with a scenic flight back to Moab, Utah at the conclusion of the expedition.

For the Multigenerational Families: Desolation Canyon-Green River

Best Time to go: June 25-29, 2024 Desolation Canyon Rafting Trip

Desolation Canyon is considered a great option for families because of its perfect blend of adventure and accessibility for kids. It contains scores of class II and III rapids interspersed with calmer stretches of water. This combination makes it perfect for challenging the river in one and two person inflatable duckies, or just sitting back and letting the guides do the work. Additionally, the remote and pristine wilderness offers adventurers to unplug from their devices and connect with family to create memories that will last a lifetime. Camping among the cottonwoods and playing on the sandy beaches makes this trip on the Green River to the top of the family river fun.

For Anyone Short on Time: Westwater Canyon-Colorado River

Best Time to go: August 2-3, Westwater Canyon Rafting Trip

With its combination of exciting rapids, stunning scenery, and wildlife viewing opportunities, Westwater Canyon is the best overnight rafting trip on the Colorado River. The trip begins just South of I-70 near the Utah/Colorado border at the Westwater Ranger Station. Red Wingate Sandstone cliffs wrap the Colorado River and the Black Precambrian Metamorphic Rock creating a visually stunning landscape. The rapids of Westwater Canyon are always exciting and have great descriptive names such as Funnel Falls, Sock-It-To-Me, Big Hummer, and Skull Rapid. Beautiful campsites are scattered throughout the canyon and are assigned before launch.

About Colorado River & Trail Expeditions(CRATE):

Colorado River and Trail Expeditions offers unparalleled adventure experiences along the best rivers in North America. With over five decades of expertise, CRATE specializes in guided rafting expeditions through the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Grand Canyon and beyond. They are a veteran and family owned company who prioritizes the customer experience.

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