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November 11th, 2016

Tents and Toilets on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon - Hatch River Expeditions

Are you a weekend camping warrior? Have you NEVER camped before? Considering a whitewater rafting trip with your children who have never camped?

We have you covered no matter what level of camping expertise you start out with. In the end, you’ll be an expert whitewater camper!

To get you going, watch our video on youtube about camping with Hatch on the Colorado River.

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November 11th, 2016

Camera Charging on a Colorado River Rafting Trip

With the ever growing demands of technology Hatch River Expeditions continually strives to keep up with our guests needs. Recently more and more guests have been bringing along digital cameras, cell phones and even Go Pros to document their Colorado River rafting trip. Due to this increased use of devices and their tendency to require energy, we have developed a new technology to allow passengers to charge devices in the evenings.

We provide a 12 volt chargin… Read More

November 11th, 2016

Camping on Sandy Beaches or Rocky Ledges on a Grand Canyon Raft Trip

After and exciting day on any Grand Canyon raft trip, the rafts pull into camp in the early afternoon to begin the process of setting up for the evening. Camps vary in terrain based on their location in the Canyon. They are not selected in advance as other trips will be on the water as well. Guides generally maintain a conversation with any other trips encountered on the water to aid in camp selection.

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November 11th, 2016

Canyon Heroes on Wilderness River Adventures

Hatch River Expeditions believes in maximizing wilderness river adventures to benefit a wide variety of guests. Experiencing the Canyon on a whitewater rafting trip is advantageous to people from all walks of life. Having diverse groups on our canyon trips not only adds value to our guest’s experiences but to our employees as well. Reaching out and contributing to the community is an incredibly important goal and we truly enjoy sharing Grand Canyon with a vast array of gues… Read More

November 11th, 2016


The first thing to keep in mind when considering the facilities on a Colorado River rafting trip is that this is a wilderness expedition. Most of what lies below those Canyon walls finds itself untouched by human hands. As stewards of this environment, Hatch River Expeditions strives to do their part to keep it that way – and bathroom facilities are no exception.

Hatch River Expeditions practices a Leave No Trace means of adventuring. This meaning t… Read More

November 11th, 2016


What better way to begin a Grand Canyon whitewater expedition than to descend below the depths of the Canyon walls via the Bright Angel Trail? Such a voyage begins at the South Rim of Grand Canyon – the hub of Canyon related activities.

Lower Canyon – 4 Day Motorized or 7 Day Oar Powered

Rafting the Grand Canyon on this trip commences with a 9.5 mile hike via the Bright Angel Trail. The descent will offer an elevation loss of over 4000 feet and is no ea… Read More

November 11th, 2016

How to Decide Between Full Canyon Grand Canyon White Water Rafting Trips

With all the options for Grand Canyon white water Rafting trips it can be difficult to decide which option is best. Find some answers to some often asked questions below.


What length of trip?

Our best advice… go for as long as you can. Choose a trip that takes you the full length of the Canyon. You will be glad you did. This is not a trip to squeeze into your hectic schedule, but rather an escape from it. You will not want to miss a single mi… Read More

November 11th, 2016

Desert View Watchtower Provides Another Perspective for Your Grand Canyon Adventures

When most people think of the Grand Canyon, they imagine the view from the South Rim—that timeless image of red and brown bands of rock, carved by time and river and wind into points whose massive shadows compete for dominance as the sun sets. That view is nothing short of breathtaking, but it’s only one facet of all that the Grand Canyon has to offer. If you’re planning a Grand Canyon adventure, it’s worth it to take the time to check it out from all the angles you can!

One such angle is from … Read More