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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
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PVE CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Not up for the descent into the canyon on a mule? This is an alternative. We did the 2 hour morning mule ride through the pine forest and along the canyon rim. No brainer.

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San Clemente, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I had wanted to do this ride forever. My whole life, actually. Ride down, spend night in Phantom Ranch, ride back up the next day. Mule assigned to me was Opossum. His eyes were puffy and runny and covered with flies. He was filthy. Obviously not brushed for a while. We were given two foot long whips that they called... More

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Barcelona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Four of us booked the mule ride and overnight stay at Phantom Ranch in the Grand Canyon a year in advance, but as the day grew closer I read reviews on TripAdvisor and watched clips on YouTube i started to think "what have we done?". I have to admit I was pretty apprehensive on the morning of the ride at... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

4 friends (54-62 yo) went on the overnight mule trip to Phantom Ranch 1 week ago. It was quite an experience. We met at Bright Angel Lodge for our pre ride talk at 6:50am. Steve gave us the good, the bad and the ugly but funny talk. I was surprised to learn that you could back out right then and... More

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Essex, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My family of four (kids 11 and17) took the overnight Mule ride to the Phantom ranch. We had lots of fun. Our wranglers, Simon and Don, went out of their way to make sure everyone had fun and told many stories about the canyon and Native folklore along the way. They but my 11 year old right behind the the... More

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Tamworth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My now Wife and I did the easy mule ride. It was sensational. Every aspect was amazing, from my mule "Big Mac" to the route which was breathtakingly beautiful, the friendliness helpfulness of the guides and the information and readiness to convey the knowledge they have for the area was just sensational. I would love to go back and do... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Ok, at risk of offending those wonderful outdoorsmen, this is the experience of three people from Louisiana where the highest point is an overpass. None of us had a realistic idea of what this trip would be like even though we researched it like crazy. Our party was a banker, police officer and girlie girl. Views - incredible! Narrow trails... More

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Family of 4 with daughters ages 18 & 12. You cannot believe the views of the Grand Canyon you get on this trip. Yes, we were sore after riding, but nothing could compare to what you get to see that others do not. We did the overnight trip down to the bottom and stayed at Phantom Ranch, 10 hours of... More

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Erwinna, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It was very hot the day we were there, but the trail was partially shaded so it was not too bad. The ride down is beautiful and exhilarating especially when you make the turns and your mule steps very close the edge. The ride back up is not as exciting, but still fun. It is a very slow ride but... More

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Senior Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We took the 2.5 hour mule tour on the South Rim. It was very well organized and the mules were well trained. The views you saw along the rim were beautiful. Our guide Brian was a wealth of information about the canyon and the mules. We learned a great deal. It is rather pricey for the experience and you see... More

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