OARS Dinosaur


221 N 400 E, Vernal, UT 84078


Local Phone: 435-789-4316 | Toll-Free: 800-342-8243

Office Hours

Mon-Fri: 7am – 7pm, MDT;
Sat-Sun: 8am – 6pm, MDT

Mon-Fri: 8am – 6pm, MST

Group rafting down Dinosaur National Monument.

Welcome to OARS Dinosaur

Originally founded by Don Hatch’s father, Bus Hatch, in 1929, Don Hatch River Expeditions was Utah’s preeminent river-running company for more than 75 years. Following Don’s death in 1994, his widow, Meg Hatch, continued to run Don Hatch River Expeditions until 2007 when she turned to OARS Founder, George Wendt, to carry on the Don Hatch Legacy. In 2008, with blessings from the National Park Service, Don Hatch River Expeditions became a part of the OARS Family of Companies.

Today, OARS is proud to carry on the legacy of Don Hatch River Expeditions and a tradition of quality Utah rafting adventures. Explore the legendary canyons of the Green and Yampa Rivers on a 1- to 5-day rafting trip for adventurous first timers and families with kids as young as 4 years old.

Discover Why OARS

There’s a reason that more than 70% of OARS travelers each year are repeat guests or were referred by a past OARS traveler.

Family-owned & operated for 50+ years

Commitment to responsible travel

Unmatched professionalism

High-quality rafts & equipment

Low guest-to-guide ratio & small group sizes

Unparalleled access to our public lands

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Rafting past Steamboat rock formation in Utah.

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