Pre-Trip Education

Let’s Get You Ready

Embark on your Hatch whitewater rafting trip with confidence and excitement, armed with all the knowledge you need. Our Pre-Trip Education section is your go-to resource for preparing for the journey of a lifetime. Learn more about Grand Canyon geology, biology, history of indigenous peoples and explorers, and stories from past adventures and current river guides.

Get ready to explore the wonders of Grand Canyon with assurance and enthusiasm. Start your adventure preparation here and make every moment on the river truly unforgettable.

Pre-Trip Education Resources

The following resources are meant to help you prepare for your trip and give post trip information/tips.

Native American History & Perspectives

Geology & Paleontology


For Kids and Young Adults

Podcasts: Listen and Learn

Look for more books and information from these sources:

Looking for the FAQs?

If you’re looking for packing info, what weather to expect, and so much more, check out the FAQs page.

There’s a lot to consider when you’re preparing for your trip of a lifetime, so we’ve tried to answer all your questions over there.