Solo Travelers Find Community on Hatch Trips

Come alone, but leave with new lifelong friendships!

Photo credit: Kelsey Pfendler

Get to Know Your Fellow Travelers

Do you love meeting new and interesting people while you travel?

On a Grand Canyon rafting trip, bonding with the other travelers is all but unavoidable. After a few days of helping each other on hikes, setting up camp together, sharing meals, and exploring this beautiful and remote backcountry setting together, your trip mates and guides will start to feel like your very own “river family.”

Photo credit: Kelsey Pfendler
Photo Credit: Robert Reiner

Explore and Learn About Grand Canyon

You’ll have an opportunity to visit hidden waterfalls and springs, hike to breathtaking viewpoints, walk where the canyon’s earliest inhabitants walked centuries ago, learn about historical figures that explored and developed parts of the canyon, and catch glimpses of local plant and animal life in its natural setting. Plus, you’ll make new friends along the way. You may even learn as much about your traveling companions as you do about this stunning place.

We provide all your essential camping gear, so all you have to bring is yourself, your personal gear, and your adventure attitude.

Be Prepared

You’ll want to keep a few things in mind before you commit to booking a Hatch trip. You’ll need to be prepared for extreme temperatures (well over 100°F in the peak of summer), intense sun, cold water, rocky trails, and sand… everywhere. If you’re considering an upper canyon or lower canyon trip, you’ll definitely want to do some pre-conditioning exercises to get in solid hiking shape before you go.

If you have any medical or dietary conditions or you are worried about your physical capabilities, you may want to discuss the suitability of such a trip with their doctor. We’re also happy to talk through your concerns and give you a realistic idea of the conditions you’ll experience.

Ready to get started? Here are some trips you might enjoy:

Rating: Active

7 Day Full Canyon Motorized Trip

This is our most popular and most frequently offered style of trip. It is great for people of any availability level, and the 7 day duration is easy to fit into a vacation from work. You may also be able to book either the 4 day upper portion or 4 day lower portion of this trip if you are a good hiker and the limited number of offerings work with your schedule.

Rating: More Active

12 Day Full Canyon Oar Powered Trip

If you have a little more time to devote to your vacation, this trip should be on your list of possibilities. You’ll travel the same distance as on the Full Canyon Motorized, but on smaller craft rowed by our guides. These smaller rafts can be tossed around a bit more, so be ready to hang on tight through the larger rapids. You may also be able to book either the 6 day upper portion or 7 day lower portion of this trip if you are a good hiker.

Rating: Most Active

12 Day Full Canyon Hiking Focused Trip

If you have some extra time AND you’re an avid hiker, we have the trip for you. It’s only offered in mid-April, but if your schedule allows this trip affords you an opportunity to do longer hikes to destinations other travels won’t see. April is also the perfect time to see the canyon’s many wildflowers in bloom. You may also be able to book either the 6 day upper portion or 7 day lower portion of this trip.