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A lot of planning goes in to a Grand Canyon river trip. Below find a few questions we get often in the Hatch office.

11. How should I prepare for my upcoming trip?

Please read through ALL pre trip materials. We do our best to inform guests about the trip at the time of booking but the materials we provide go into much more detail. Looking at … Read More

Only you and your doctor can determine your physical limits. A whitewater rafting trip with Hatch River Expeditions promises opportunities for times of high exertion and no exertion at all.

"I am 73 years old and always wanted to do this. It was number one on my ‘Bucket List’. I am so glad I did it; it was a trip of a lifetime. What a wonderful job those ladies did (Sarah & Kelly). I am in awe of them, such hard workers, and so knowledgeable and so very helpful on all those beautiful trips to the side canyons. There was not a … Read More

This weekend and into next week, Grand Canyon is staring down temperatures well over 100 degrees, so we thought now would be a good time to give you some tips for keeping cool in the desert.

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Although Theodore Roosevelt was not the first to take action toward preserving the Grand Canyon, nor was he able to make the place into a National Park during his tenure as president, he may have been the Grand Canyon’s most enthusiastic supporter. Roosevelt felt passionately about the canyon, saying,

It is beyond comparison—beyond description; absolutely unparalleled through-out the wide world…

In 1906, he created the Grand Canyon Game Preserve and then in 1908, he made Grand Canyon into a National Monume… Read More

The National Park Service turns 100 this year. If you haven’t been taking advantage of these Federally protected and managed wilderness and historical sites, there’s no better time to start!

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The Grand Canyon is among the most stunningly beautiful places in the world. As you pass between its towering walls, you will surely find more than a few things worth photographing. The plant life, the wildlife, the landscapes, the shenanigans—you’ll take your memories of all of them home with you, but some of you will go even further, capturing them in photos as well.

At Hatch, we want those photos!


We simply can’t get enough of the multiple and varied perspectives our guests’ hundreds of eyes bring to the Canyon eve… Read More

Don Alphonso de los Pajaros walked one last time among the peacocks. The market crash of 1929 had wiped him out. La Posada, his family home for 120 years, had been sold to the Santa Fe Railway. The childless Don Alphonso whispered goodbye to the birds and old trees, to the art and the furniture, and to the memories collected by four generations of his fabled forebears watching quietly from every corner of the hacienda. ‘Keep watch for me,’ he murmured.1<… Read More

1. Get wet, naturally.

Lava Falls rapids

You know you want to see the whitewater in Lava Falls up close and personal.

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