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With only three days left until the entire country is consumed by costume parties and candy seeking behavior, Hatch’s Halloween Countdown is winding down. BUT, there are still a few more Halloween-y treats waiting for you on your Grand Canyon river trip that we haven’t covered!


Whether they’re growing out of Medusa’s head or crawling through the eyes of jack-o-lanterns, snakes definitely have a reputation in the Halloween scene. Their ability to slither through cracks and crevices can be unn Read More

As October 31st draws near, Hatch’s Halloween Countdown continues. We’ve told you about the bugs and bats you’ll encounter on a Grand Canyon river trip, but there’s still more to come! This week’s topic famously found literary acclaim in 1845, but has been featured in the myths and legends of cultures around the world since long before that.


These birds’ distinctive, croaking voices and dark feathers have been drawing the attention of storytellers since the beginning, with appea Read More

The day draws near when your neighborhood will be flooded with witches, vampires, zombies, and probably more than a few little girls in blue Elsa dresses begging for candy. You might not be on a Grand Canyon river trip this time of year, but you can relive the spookiest bits of your last trip with Hatch’s Halloween Countdown.
Check back every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through Halloween for the next installment of spooky!


Talking about bugs this time of year might conjure for some of u Read More

With Halloween only ten days away, it’s hard to go anywhere without being inundated by pumpkins, spider webs, costumes, and candy. In the spirit of the season, we thought you might like to know a bit about some of the more Halloween-y things you’ll encounter on your Grand Canyon river trip.

Check back every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through Halloween for the next installment of spooky!


We’ve told you a bit about bats before on this blog, but these creatures are so interesting that t Read More

There’s no doubt that a Grand Canyon white water rafting vacation is among the best one can take. But, we’re humbled when we hear from our guests that what really made their trip was coming with Hatch. From being impressed with the company to connecting to our guides, the lovely comments our August and September guests shared with us helped us finish out the season on just the right note.

About Hatch:

I rarely give top marks to anything as there is always room for improvement. But your trip is a well oiled ma Read More

The Hatches have been running Grand Canyon raft trips for a LONG time. This photo from Volume 8, Issue Number 192 of the Arizona Daily Sun, published on Monday, May 3rd 1954, shows Bus and his crew triumphant after a harrowing trip down the river during which they lost their kitchen gear.

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It’s hard to go wrong when you choose among Hatch’s Grand Canyon River Trips. Motorized, oar-powered, short, long, upper canyon, or lower—we love them all. Throughout the canyon you’ll find geologic wonders, roaring rapids, and places that have been occupied or visited by travelers for hundreds of years. But, if you want to find yourself immersed in Grand Canyon history (and pre-history!), we definitely recommend the Upper Canyon.

From your launch at Lee’s Ferry all the way through Marble Canyon to your trip’s completion near Phantom R Read More