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Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra

Stone Corral at the head of the Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
1-303-297-2757
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Macomb, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I've read some of the negative reviews and couldn't disagree more. My family enjoyed the 2-3 hour mule ride very much. I felt like a cowboy as we rode the trail overlooking that gorgeous scenery. Anyone who thought this was boring is probably used to having their face buried in an iPad all day. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable.... More

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I loved this 2 hour ride around the Grand Canyon rim. If you're looking for an exciting trail ride, then it probably isn't for you, but it you want a cruisy ride with stunning views on very sweet, well-trained mules & a bit of local information along the way, then this will be great. You get picked up in a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Wife and I took the scenic Vista rim ride (two hour ride I believe) . Staff was good and mules were safe and we'll mannered. We rode one way through some woods to the canyon rim and along the rim, though not too close. We stopped a few times to look at the view, turned around and returned on the... More

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Youngstown, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Terrible. Tour did not go into the canyon. It only went through the woods. It went to the Abyss point that was more accessible via bus. Not worth the time and $$$. Guides were very nice and knowledgeable. Very disappointing, Does everything Xanterra touch feel like a ripoff?? Spent almost 500 for a family of 4 to what amounts to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Took our 3 teenagers to the GC. Was wait listed for the phantom ranch, so settled for the tour around the rim. Allison our guide was very knowlegeable about the canyon, we learned alot. The only downside was the weather. It was extrememly windy as we held onto our hats----mine blew off...LOL.. The mules were very sweet and they pretty... More

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Aldan, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We checked in the night before, got weighed, and got all of our information together at Bright Angel Lodge. We met across from the Lodge, and loaded a bus to go to the Mules. The wranglers were all great. Once we were matched to a mule, we were off! This is a great ride along the rim...amazing views. The mules... More

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Baltimore, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I agree with other reviewers, the scariest part was signing the waiver, (and one stop looking over the edge on top of a mule, but the mule knows what not to do—they are retired from going down into the canyon, so they are well trained). I was ready to back out, but the employee at the desk was good at... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

We did the three hour south rim mule ride and it was fantastic. Simon was our Navajo guide, and he was excellent. The mules were well cared for and well behaved (which is rather important), and the views were excellent. We were at the rim in 10 minutes, and followed it the whole time. So only 4 star? Just because... More

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Santa Clara, California
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This was our first mule-ride and it was absolute fun. Its a perfectly safe ride. The only scary part is whats written on the disclaimer that we had to sign :) . The mules are all well trained and disciplined. We boarded the bus from near Bright Angel Lodge and in 15 minutes reached the ranch where we were briefed.... More

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Ruckersville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This mule ride totally blew my mind. It was not what was posted as the Abyss ride. The ride started out at the mule barn across from the bright angel lodge. We boarded a bus and drove to some location where we met the mule handlers and the mules and soon we were riding through a short stretch of forest... More

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