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It’s been an eventful year for all of us here at Hatch! Even after 81 years in business, we’re still changing and improving to make sure your river experience is the best it can be. And, we’ve learned you never get too old to be surprised.

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Food and water yes, showers or a mobile phone signal, not so much.

Availability of these will greatly differ on a Grand Canyon white water rafting trip. So that you can plan a bit better when you’ll be able to phone home to check in and take a proper shower, here’s a rundown of what’s available. Keep in mind that time constraints may change the likelihood that you’ll be able to stop to take advantage of services.

Full and Lower River trips end with a short helicopter ride into the Whitmore Airport at Read More

Hatch River Expeditions is always looking for ways we can make our operations better and more efficient. From researching more efficient motors to recycling to using recycled ink cartridges and paper, we do what we can to ensure we’re using fewer natural resources.

One change we made in 2015 was a lighting overhaul at the Hatch warehouse. Our Marble Canyon warehouse used to be lit throughout with florescent bulbs. During this year’s off season, though, we upgraded to LEDs at a cost of about $12,000 to the company.

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A while ago, we told you about how Hatch River Expeditions changes when our river season ends in September. Most of our guides leave Marble Canyon for other professional opportunities. But, every year a few of them stick around to do what we call "Winter Work."

Wondering what exactly that looks like? We thought we’d give you an idea.

Among the cleaning and maintenance tasks Hatch winter workers undertake is the stripping and repainting of our boats so they look fresh and clean for the new season. (This is after all of the repairs Read More

Alright, alright, I know what you are thinking. A week or more in nature without technology and the conveniences of the modern world can sound like a daunting task for a family, but I’m here to tell you that embarking on a whitewater rafting trip with your kids can be one of the best experiences they ever have. The fun will come naturally, but sometimes it can take a little bit of planning to ensure everyone stays happy the Read More

Merry Christmas!

Hatch River Expeditions Wishes You a Great Holiday! was last modified: December 16th, 2015 by Jessica Clark

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While exploring the Grand Canyon on your next Colorado River trip, you will experience the blood pumping excitement of world famous rapids like Soap Creek, Crystal, and Lava Falls. Rapid is a term you will hear over and over on your trip, but you will also hear a lesser known term referring to a different type of whitewater – a riffle.

What is the difference between a riffle and a rapid? Let’s explore some of the basic differences so you can be in the know before your next Grand Canyon excursion.

First of all, whitewater sections Read More

If you tried to call or email the Hatch River Expeditions office last week, you probably couldn’t get through. That’s because our entire office staff was in Salt Lake City attending the America Outdoors Association’s Annual Marketing and Management Conference.

American Outdoors Association (AOA) is a non-profit trade association that helps to represent more than 550 outdoor-focused companies. 2015 marked this organization’s 27th conference which gives companies like Hatch the resources they need to operate to the best of the Read More

Ask the average person what "romantic getaway" means to them, and they’ll likely tell you the usual things, like dinner and wine at sunset, a long walk on the beach, or swimming under a clear blue waterfall.

But what if you’re looking for something more? Something that has all the classic components, the beaches, long walks, dinner and wine, and waterfalls, but also offers so much more. Add in some adrenaline pumping rapids, and a Colorado River rafting trip through Grand Canyon can be the perfect way to rediscover, recharge, and rejuv Read More

4 Affordable Gifts for Someone Who Loves Colorado River Rafting

December is upon us, and we’re all thinking about what to get for our loved ones this year. A Colorado River rafting trip, is, of course, the ultimate gift, but might be a little out of some of your budgets this year. If that’s the case, here are some ideas from Hatch to help you find the perfect gift for your loved ones.

River Gear – Maybe your friend or loved one has a rain coat that’s Read More