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Don Hatch River Day Expeditions

221 N 400 E, Vernal, UT 84078
435-789-4316
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Vernal
Type: Tours
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We four adults were visiting Flaming Gorge for the first time and knew nothing about the area. I booked a half-day rafting trip with Don Hatch based upon date, time, and online reviews. We could not have been happier with the choice. The outfit was extremely professional and really fun. We enjoyed every aspect of the trip, from the Dinosaur... More

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Orem, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We have been rafting with Hatch for over 30 years. They are always professional, friendly, and the price of the float is very reasonable. Lee was a great guide. The water was clear and clean, the scenery was beautiful, and the wildlife was amazing. Great horned sheep, eagles, and even rabbits. The crew was very conscientious about keeping the area... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Wonderful trip! Spectacular scenery on the last wild river in Colorado River basin. Great group, led by Brett, very knowlegeable on the geology, anthropology, botany, river lore and history of the area. Rapids were great and we had plenty of opportunities to try out the oar boats, paddle boats, kayaks and SUPs. And they are great cooks to boot! The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Went out for a day trip with family and friends. We were all pretty inexperienced but really excited...maybe a little nervous. All the guys were very nice and knowledgeable. Our guides name was Lee, he was awesome! Really great with the kids and really funny. He made the trip for us and would highly recommend him....even if he does look... More

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Norther VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

What a great day trip! As the other reviews mention, the Don Hatch/OARs group is a great outfit. From the very beginning booking online was simple, completing the waivers and even the confirmations and follow-ups were prompt and professional. We booked the 1-day Split Mountain trip for our family of four (2 boys ages 7 and 10) and they had... More

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Brazoria, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The one day trip on the Green river fit my travel plans and is excellent for those not ready for a multi-day commitment. The guide Scottie was very knowledgeable and the staff very helpful and entertaining. The rapids were fun and the views spectacular. This is an excellent trip for a family or group looking for a day of fun... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had the privilege of doing a one day trip with Hatch. Wow. There is a reason this company has been around for so long and is so well known. The guides were incredibly friendly and knowledgable, and the scenery and rapids are one of a kind and such splashy fun. The lunch was delicious and quick, and we had... More

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Spent five days on a Yampa OARS/Hatch rafting trip with my husband, son (22) and daughter (19) in early June in Dinosaur - the first such trip for our family. We all came home back east missing the river, the canyons and all agreeing it was the best family vacation we have ever taken. Great guides, amazing river, spectacular scenery,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

We had a great 3-day trip through Flaming Gorge. After 1 night R&R in Vernal, we were back on the river for a 4-day trip through the Gates of Lodore, Whirlpool Canyon and Split Mountain. The team at Don Hatch were great! Professional with an emphasis on safety, but fun and good with the kids. Very knowledgable about the local... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I recently took a group of wounded warriors down the Green River with OARS/Don Hatch on a multi-day Gates of Lodore trip. The professionalism of the staff on and off the river cannot be understated. They became part of our group, and that is a rare occurrence when it comes to veterans. The time spent on the river was with... More

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