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Type in "nature quotes" on Pinterest. Immediately a plethora of inspiring and motivational quotes about the outdoors pop up. Keep scrolling and you might feel the slightest stirrings to get up from your desk and have your lunch outside, take a walk or even plan a whitewater rafting trip in Grand Canyon. We mention this exercise to show you the psychological effects that nature can have on human beings and how YOU can benefit from the great outdoors.

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The Colorado River through the Grand Canyon is one of the premier whitewater destinations in the world. Rafters come from all over to experience the excitement of Grand Canyon’s rapids. Many of our guests often wonder just how big those rapids are.

Though many rivers throughout the world use a class system (I-V), the Colorado River is a bit different. Being the river that carved the Grand Canyon, we should expect no less from the mighty Colorado. Instead of rating Grand Canyon’s rapids on the class system, they are rated 1-10 based on Read More

Group Hiking in a side Canyon

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May 17th, 2013Office Biography

Our next victim of the office biography is Katy. Here at Hatch, we like to put a face to our company and let you all know who you are talking too. Katy is our newest employee and is utterly and completely excited to have joined the Hatch River Expeditions team. Working with customers from around the world to provide them with the ultimate whitewater vacation is a dream come true for her. She is learning quickly that we seriously have the BEST clients.

Katy grew up in Los Gatos, CA and spent most of her life there. She ventured to Tucs Read More

1. White water rafting in the Grand Canyon is our sole passion – it’s ALL we do.

Motor rigs at Lees Ferry. This place is home.

Motor rigs at Lees Ferry. This place is home.

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Grand Canyon White Water Rafting

While the summer months here at Hatch may be the most fun and exciting, the winter months are equally as important. We find ourselves doing a lot of preparations for the upcoming river seas Read More

April 17th, 2013Marble Canyon

So you are driving to Marble Canyon before your rafting trip, huh? You have probably heard of Lees Ferry especially in the planning process of your rafting trip. But what about the little (and I mean tiny!) town that supports the activities of so many rafters every year.

Well Marble Canyon exists solely because of its proximity to the Colorado River. Because of the difficult terrain in Northern Arizona, there are not many opportunities to cross the river. Lees Ferry happens to be one of those places as it sits conveniently where the Ve Read More

For those of you who have called our friendly office staff to book a trip, I’m sure you remember the multiple questions we ask to complete your reservation. We get asked often to give more information on one question in particular, "Would you like to donate $1 per day of your trip to the Grand Canyon Fund?"

We thought that we should let you all know a little more information about this non-profit enterprise set up and run by a group of Grand Canyon National Parks’ licensed ri Read More