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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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Poole, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I absolutely loved my trip to phantom ranch and back out again, but it's not for everyone. I felt the orientation talk before we started gave a good idea what to expect and the opportunity to reconsider. Once the trip starts I think it's the first corner that is scariest. Mules are pony sized, not donkey so that puts you... More

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Sacramento, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I booked my reservation six months in advance for the 3 hour Canyon Vista Mule Tour (South Rim). I checked in, at Bright Angel Transportation Desk, one day ahead for weigh-in, water bag, purchased hat and signing of releases, etc. Instructions were very thorough (and consistently matched what I had read online and what was sent to me). I made... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It was a cool ride... Unforgettable experience with a friendly and knowledgable tour guide. U can see the canyon on the back of the mule... It was sad because i cant secure a seat to have a package down to phantom wrench which i think will be more joyful...

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Carmel, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I did the three hour rim ride on the mules and it was fantastic!! We had booked far in advance as I wanted to be sure to do this while at the Grand Canyon. We checked in the day before..got weighed..( no more than 225 lbs I believe for the 3 hour trip) got our water bags... More

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Haskell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My Boyhood Dream had always been to ride a mule down into the Grand Canyon, So I made my reservation last year and fulfilled my Dream this past month. I checked in at the Bright Angel Transportation Desk where all the paper work was completed and I was weighed. Yes, they do make you get on the scale. A visit... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

my husband and i took the mules to phantom for the overnight trip. we had great wranglers and felt very confident with our mules. they were careful and surefooted. you need that because the switchbacks, drop offs, steeps and narrow trails were a nail biter all the way down and up. amazing vistas and scenery. phantom food was great. had... More

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Indianapolis, IN
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We took the overnight mule ride to Phantom Ranch because we figured it was the best way to experience the Grand Canyon. We booked the trip over a year in advance so there was a lot of anticipation beforehand. There was nothing disappointing about the trip though! Our wranglers, Ed and Lori, were amazing. They made sure we were having... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We did the 1/2 day edge trail. Arrived well prepared having red the small print prior. We were transported via bus along with 15 others to the coral where we were given our instructions, split into 2 groups and allocated our mules. Led along the trail by our Wrangler who regularly berated riders for not keeping up by calling them... More

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Chester
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The mule ride down (and back up) the Grand Canyon was one of the highlights of our holiday and something that I'd do again at the drop of a hat. Challenging to book - you have to book a year in advance as they only take 10 riders down each day - but well worth it! The reviews on TripAdvisor... More

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PVE CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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