Grand Canyon Whitewater Rafting

Experience the Grand Canyon Adventure of a Lifetime!

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Hatch River Expeditions Are Great For...

Sit back and relax

Our staff is here to help you from beginning to end. Whether you are working with our reservations specialists to plan and prepare for your adventure, or traveling down the river with our experienced and friendly guides, you can rest assured that Hatch is looking out for you. That means you can relax and enjoy the scenery, company, food, and fun on your Grand Canyon rafting trip.

Take it from our guests:

“Great staff effort to accommodate guest needs and requests…”

"...I felt comfortable to call anytime I had additional questions. Guides were enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and skillful in all occasions. The guides specifically expressed pride in their employment with Hatch due to the special heritage of the organization and family.” - Naomi M.

More Guest Reviews

Andreas Bornmann
John Running

What to Expect from Your Expedition: Risks and Rewards

Any trip down the Colorado River can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but this kind of vacation is not without its risks. The opportunity to experience brilliant blue waters of side canyon creeks, archaeological sites rich with centuries of Ancient Puebloan history, and vibrant colors and textures of millennia worth of rock layers goes hand in hand with an environment of hot temperatures, cold waters, gritty sand, sharp rocks, and treacherous rapids. We think the awesomeness of the experience is worth the risks, but you’ll have to decide that for yourself.

Check the Weather Before Your Trip!

Weather in the Grand Canyon can be unpredictable. Check the forecast for Phantom Ranch before your trip and adjust your gear if necessary.

“Accessing Phantom Ranch Weather:”

  • Visit weather.gov
  • Click "SEARCH"
  • Type "Phantom Ranch"


Find the forecast for:
Phantom Ranch, AZ
36.1 degrees N; 112.09 degrees W
Elevation: around 2800

Phantom Ranch Weather

Photo Credit: Charles Maudlin

Hatch Gear

Hatch gear is available for purchase online at: https://hatch-river-store.myshopify.com/

Our Hatch River Expeditions shirts, hats, water bottles, and other items will serve you well on your trip down the Colorado River AND make great souvenirs when you get back home. We even have cozy sweatshirts and fleeces to remind you of that warm Grand Canyon sunshine when the weather outside is not-so-cozy.

Hatch Family Archives

Hatch Family History

The Hatch family has 3 generations of commercial river rafting legacy to its name (dating back to 1929). Learn about the decades of history that went into making us the outfitter that we are today.

Ray & Joni Pope

Hatch Blog

Need packing tips, fun Grand Canyon facts, or more stories from Hatch’s past? Check out our blog. It’s filled with great trip ideas and stories from guides and guests!

John Running

Pre-Trip Education

Coming soon! There is so much to know about Grand Canyon, and we’re working on a pre-trip education section of our site to get it to you. Until it's ready, we’ve provided you with a list of suggested books and other resources to get you in the adventuring spirit.