GRAND CANYON WHITEWATER RAFTING

Grand Canyon Expeditions

Grand Canyon Trips

Discover the adventure of a lifetime with Hatch River Expeditions’ diverse range of Grand Canyon tours. From the thrilling rapids of motorized expeditions to the serene rhythm of oar-powered journeys and the exploratory spirit of hiking-focused adventures, we offer experiences tailored to every type of adventurer.

Motorized Trips

Experience the Grand Canyon like never before on our Motorized Trips. Perfect for thrill-seekers and those looking to maximize their canyon exploration, these trips offer speed, excitement, and unparalleled canyon views.

Oar Trips

Connect with the river's soul on our Oar Trips. Ideal for those who seek a closer bond with nature, these eco-friendly journeys provide a peaceful yet engaging way to experience the canyon’s natural beauty.

Hiking Trips

Explore the Grand Canyon's hidden gems on foot with our Hiking Focused Trips. Tailored for outdoor enthusiasts, these adventures combine the thrill of rafting with immersive hiking experiences, revealing the canyon’s secrets up close.

Grand Canyon Trips

Explore Trips

Discover the adventure of a lifetime with Hatch River Expeditions’ diverse range of Grand Canyon tours. From the thrilling rapids of motorized expeditions to the serene rhythm of oar-powered journeys and the exploratory spirit of hiking-focused adventures, we offer experiences tailored to every type of adventurer.

Motorized Trips

Experience the Grand Canyon like never before on our Motorized Trips. Perfect for thrill-seekers and those looking to maximize their canyon exploration, these trips offer speed, excitement, and unparalleled canyon views.

Oar Trips

Connect with the river's soul on our Oar Trips. Ideal for those who seek a closer bond with nature, these eco-friendly journeys provide a peaceful yet engaging way to experience the canyon’s natural beauty.

Hiking Trips

Explore the Grand Canyon's hidden gems on foot with our Hiking Focused Trips. Tailored for outdoor enthusiasts, these adventures combine the thrill of rafting with immersive hiking experiences, revealing the canyon’s secrets up close.

MOTORIZED TRIPS

Experience the Grand Canyon like never before on our Motorized Trips. Perfect for thrill-seekers and those looking to maximize their canyon exploration, these trips offer speed, excitement, and unparalleled canyon views.

OAR TRIPS

Connect with the river’s soul on our Oar Trips. Ideal for those who seek a closer bond with nature, these eco-friendly journeys provide a peaceful yet engaging way to experience the canyon’s natural beauty.

HIKING TRIPS

Explore the Grand Canyon’s hidden gems on foot with our Hiking Focused Trips. Tailored for outdoor enthusiasts, these adventures combine the thrill of rafting with immersive hiking experiences, revealing the canyon’s secrets up close.

Get our Short Guide to Grand Canyon!

Learn fun facts about Grand Canyon’s rapids, campsites, and other interesting sites and stops
along the river in this 40-page downloadable guide!

Why Hatch?

Hatch River Expeditions is a pioneer in river rafting adventures, known for introducing countless explorers to the awe-inspiring landscapes of Grand Canyon and the Colorado River since 1934. Founded on a deep passion for adventure and a commitment to environmental stewardship, Hatch has been guiding adventurers through these iconic waters for decades, offering unforgettable experiences that blend thrilling exploration with a profound respect for nature.

Testimonials

I was very nervous about my first river trip and my first trip to the Grand Canyon. And now I can't imagine ...
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Sarah Travis
I was very nervous about my first river trip and my first trip to the Grand Canyon. And now I can't imagine experiencing it any other way or with any other outfitter. They made this truly a trip of a lifetime (unless I come back in a few years!). I had the best time ever and was so sad when our trip finished, we created so many memories due to the experience Hatch provided. Well done all!
Sarah Travis
Words can't really describe it. I recommend it to everyone I talk to. A total "must do before you die" thing.
Marilee Rippy,
Words can't really describe it. I recommend it to everyone I talk to. A total "must do before you die" thing.
Marilee Rippy,
This was simply one of the best vacations and adventures I have ever done. I have been wanting to raft down the ...
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Fredrika Moser
This was simply one of the best vacations and adventures I have ever done. I have been wanting to raft down the Grand Canyon for over 40 years and finally Hatch Expeditions could make that dream come true. This rafting trip down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon was something I have wanted to do for my whole life and it did not disappoint. The Canyon is incredible and floating through 1.8 billion years of geologic history was incredible. The river is tremendous and the rapids vary from small to enormous, but we (husband and our 28 year old daughter and her significant other) always felt safe and we were highly confident in the outstanding skill of our boatman. Hatch River Expeditions is a top notch company and they deliver an amazing product at a very fair price. Sean, Josh and JP led us on a 10 day river rafting extravaganza, filled with terrific information, delicious meals, kindness, and ultra-professionalism. We lacked for nothing. The hikes and camp sites we experienced during our trip were excellent, complemented the float well, and were well-chosen for our group. We agree Hatch is the best outdoor adventure company we have experienced. The organization is extremely attentive and responsive to their customers from months out and through the adventure. Honestly, we could find nothing that could be improved on. The Hatch ef ort is to make this the best trip ever for all the customers and they succeed! They are also hyper-conscious of the environment and have a deep commitment to, and a well explained emphasis on, how to minimize our environmental footprint and prioritize the high value of these delicate ecosystems. All around, we could not have chosen a better group to work with and if we could ever do this trip again, it would absolutely be with Hatch. It is a trip of a lifetime and we are so glad we could do it with Hatch.
Fredrika Moser
It was the trip of the lifetime from start to stop. Recommend it 1000%!
Alisa Estrada
It was the trip of the lifetime from start to stop. Recommend it 1000%!
Alisa Estrada
Wish you had better than "excellent". We had the most incredible guides- Caleb, Tanner and Eric. They went our of their way ...
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Tracy Long
Wish you had better than "excellent". We had the most incredible guides- Caleb, Tanner and Eric. They went our of their way to make our trip fabulous- great navigating the rapids, finding great camping spots, entertaining us with stories, amazing meals and wonderful hikes. You have top notch staf and I would recommend your company to anyone (in fact I have already). You may have some people signing up for next year soon because of me! 🙂 My trip experience was outstanding. I imagined it would be a great trip - I had no idea how magical it would be. Thank you for creating such an incredible trip to experience the wonder and glory of the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon. Life changing trip! You guys are all the best! I plan to come back again - sooner rather than later, I hope! Loved every minute!! Thank you so very much!!!
Tracy Long
I bought this trip for my mom for her birthday, and one night the guides made her a birthday cake. She was ...
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Cat Swetel
I bought this trip for my mom for her birthday, and one night the guides made her a birthday cake. She was so happy and surprised, she cried the whole time we sang happy birthday. There were some less mobile people and some very mobile people on our trip, and the guides adapted the side hikes for everyone. It was great.
Cat Swetel
We cannot say enough good things about the guides. They were knowledgeable and skillful. We had total confidence in their ability to ...
Read More
Mary Edwards
We cannot say enough good things about the guides. They were knowledgeable and skillful. We had total confidence in their ability to navigate the river. Their service was impeccable. Meals were outstanding and the guides were always looking out for the group, making sure everyone had a safe experience. They were AMAZING!! The entire trip was outstanding. Timing was excellent, meals were delicious and the guides were the best. We could not have asked for a better experience.
Mary Edwards
Best group of guides I’ve ever experienced!
Andrew (Andy) Horton
Best group of guides I’ve ever experienced!
Andrew (Andy) Horton
Absolutely loved all of our guides. So friendly, knowledgeable & helpful. Worked seamlessly as a team under Nicky’s leadership
Julie Schnoor
Absolutely loved all of our guides. So friendly, knowledgeable & helpful. Worked seamlessly as a team under Nicky’s leadership.
Julie Schnoor
The guides were quite informative and worked together very well. They truly were a team. I felt in some ways like family. ...
Read More
Nana Langton
The guides were quite informative and worked together very well. They truly were a team. I felt in some ways like family. Missing them already!
Nana Langton

Testimonials

I was very nervous about my first river trip and my first trip to the Grand Canyon. And now I can't imagine ...
Read More
Sarah Travis
I was very nervous about my first river trip and my first trip to the Grand Canyon. And now I can't imagine experiencing it any other way or with any other outfitter. They made this truly a trip of a lifetime (unless I come back in a few years!). I had the best time ever and was so sad when our trip finished, we created so many memories due to the experience Hatch provided. Well done all!
Sarah Travis
Words can't really describe it. I recommend it to everyone I talk to. A total "must do before you die" thing.
Marilee Rippy,
Words can't really describe it. I recommend it to everyone I talk to. A total "must do before you die" thing.
Marilee Rippy,
This was simply one of the best vacations and adventures I have ever done. I have been wanting to raft down the ...
Read More
Fredrika Moser
This was simply one of the best vacations and adventures I have ever done. I have been wanting to raft down the Grand Canyon for over 40 years and finally Hatch Expeditions could make that dream come true. This rafting trip down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon was something I have wanted to do for my whole life and it did not disappoint. The Canyon is incredible and floating through 1.8 billion years of geologic history was incredible. The river is tremendous and the rapids vary from small to enormous, but we (husband and our 28 year old daughter and her significant other) always felt safe and we were highly confident in the outstanding skill of our boatman. Hatch River Expeditions is a top notch company and they deliver an amazing product at a very fair price. Sean, Josh and JP led us on a 10 day river rafting extravaganza, filled with terrific information, delicious meals, kindness, and ultra-professionalism. We lacked for nothing. The hikes and camp sites we experienced during our trip were excellent, complemented the float well, and were well-chosen for our group. We agree Hatch is the best outdoor adventure company we have experienced. The organization is extremely attentive and responsive to their customers from months out and through the adventure. Honestly, we could find nothing that could be improved on. The Hatch ef ort is to make this the best trip ever for all the customers and they succeed! They are also hyper-conscious of the environment and have a deep commitment to, and a well explained emphasis on, how to minimize our environmental footprint and prioritize the high value of these delicate ecosystems. All around, we could not have chosen a better group to work with and if we could ever do this trip again, it would absolutely be with Hatch. It is a trip of a lifetime and we are so glad we could do it with Hatch.
Fredrika Moser
It was the trip of the lifetime from start to stop. Recommend it 1000%!
Alisa Estrada
It was the trip of the lifetime from start to stop. Recommend it 1000%!
Alisa Estrada
Wish you had better than "excellent". We had the most incredible guides- Caleb, Tanner and Eric. They went our of their way ...
Read More
Tracy Long
Wish you had better than "excellent". We had the most incredible guides- Caleb, Tanner and Eric. They went our of their way to make our trip fabulous- great navigating the rapids, finding great camping spots, entertaining us with stories, amazing meals and wonderful hikes. You have top notch staf and I would recommend your company to anyone (in fact I have already). You may have some people signing up for next year soon because of me! 🙂 My trip experience was outstanding. I imagined it would be a great trip - I had no idea how magical it would be. Thank you for creating such an incredible trip to experience the wonder and glory of the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon. Life changing trip! You guys are all the best! I plan to come back again - sooner rather than later, I hope! Loved every minute!! Thank you so very much!!!
Tracy Long
I bought this trip for my mom for her birthday, and one night the guides made her a birthday cake. She was ...
Read More
Cat Swetel
I bought this trip for my mom for her birthday, and one night the guides made her a birthday cake. She was so happy and surprised, she cried the whole time we sang happy birthday. There were some less mobile people and some very mobile people on our trip, and the guides adapted the side hikes for everyone. It was great.
Cat Swetel
We cannot say enough good things about the guides. They were knowledgeable and skillful. We had total confidence in their ability to ...
Read More
Mary Edwards
We cannot say enough good things about the guides. They were knowledgeable and skillful. We had total confidence in their ability to navigate the river. Their service was impeccable. Meals were outstanding and the guides were always looking out for the group, making sure everyone had a safe experience. They were AMAZING!! The entire trip was outstanding. Timing was excellent, meals were delicious and the guides were the best. We could not have asked for a better experience.
Mary Edwards
Best group of guides I’ve ever experienced!
Andrew (Andy) Horton
Best group of guides I’ve ever experienced!
Andrew (Andy) Horton
Absolutely loved all of our guides. So friendly, knowledgeable & helpful. Worked seamlessly as a team under Nicky’s leadership
Julie Schnoor
Absolutely loved all of our guides. So friendly, knowledgeable & helpful. Worked seamlessly as a team under Nicky’s leadership.
Julie Schnoor
The guides were quite informative and worked together very well. They truly were a team. I felt in some ways like family. ...
Read More
Nana Langton
The guides were quite informative and worked together very well. They truly were a team. I felt in some ways like family. Missing them already!
Nana Langton

Weather Forecast

Wondering what to wear on the Colorado River? Be sure to check the weather before your trip so you can make last minute adjustments.

Click here for the 7 day forecast for Phantom Ranch at the bottom of Grand Canyon.

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Coconino County, US
10:06 am, Jun 21, 2024
temperature icon 91°F
clear sky
Humidity Humidity: 34 %
Pressure Pressure: 1020 hPa
Wind Wind: 5 mph
Wind Gust Wind Gust: 22 mph
Clouds Clouds: 0%
Visibility Visibility: 0 mi
Sunrise Sunrise: 5:11 am
Sunset Sunset: 7:48 pm

two men wearing life vests on a river raft in Grand Canyon who are looking at the cliffs while drinking water

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