RUN WILD! RUN RIVERS!
In 2011, Colorado River & Trail Expeditions (“Crate”) will be celebrating its 40th year in business. Dave and Vicki Mackay founded the company in 1971, because they loved being on the river and wanted to make it their life’s work. It was their intention then, as now, to outfit rafting trips of exceptional quality for folks who longed to escape from the hubbub of everyday living. With the support of smart, fun, and experienced guides, Crate has enabled thousands of people from all the world to travel down the Green and Colorado Rivers through Utah’s magnificent canyon country.
Guiding Rafting Vacations for 60 Years.
Green River Rafting Trips and Colorado River Rafting from the town of Green River, Utah
One-Day rafting in Gray Canyon on the Green River. This is a great trip for families with children as young as 6, and first-timers on the river. We include lunch on this mellow 12-mile stretch of the river just north of town. We bring along 2-man inflatable kayaks or 6-man paddleboats for the adventurous to enjoy the half-a-dozen fun Class II rapids along this section of the Green River. Or if you prefer to relax and just enjoy the scenery, you may ride in one of our 18-foot rafts rowed by our guide. An affordable, fun day on the river, we have discounted rates for youth.
This section of the Green River runs through Gray Canyon which is the last day of our 5-day Desolation Canyon trip. Fun Class I to III rapids will be encountered on this 8 mile stretch. More of a Wilderness canyon, this pristine section of the Green allows viewing of petroglyphs and is home to the occasional big horn sheep, birds of prey and migratory birds. Perfect for floating, kayaking, paddling and water play. Children 5+ welcome!
Twelve miles north of Interstate 70, a developed BLM campground at Swasey boat ramp includes vault restrooms, trash disposal and fire rings. The white sand beach spans a long bend in the river and is shaded by cottonwood trees. Shallow water gives children plenty of opportunity to frolic in the river, and bighorn sheep frequent the water’s edge. Rapids upstream from the campground provide a kayaking playground. Designated as recreational access with no permits or fees for camping or boating, Swasey’s Beach provides barrier-free access for those with disabilities.