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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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Montgomery, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The mule ride to Plateau Point took us half the day. The view overlooking the Colorado River was breathtaking! BUT, the mule ride was the scariest thing I have ever done in my life but so glad I did it!! The mules are sure-footed, for sure! A couple of times I had my doubts!! The paths are narrow and I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This updated mule ride is really great. You walk along the rim of the Grand Canyon for 2 hours. The mule handlers and guides are great. We had 2 that had not ridden before and were pro's after the handlers instructions. I really wanted to do the overnight but after the 2 hour ride i was glad i didn't. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Ten years ago, for our 50th birthday, my sister-in-law and I took the mule ride 1/2 way down into the Grand Canyon to Indian Gardens. After completing that ride, we made a pact to do the tour to the bottom to Phantom Ranch for our 60th. Ten years passed quickly, and we have just completed the trek to the bottom.... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We did this ride in July and chose it because it was not too scary (we thought) for 2 girls (11 &14) on their first trip out West. Anything more adventurous would have been too much for them. As it was, the younger got spooked by the size of the mules (they looked big to a small 11 year old)... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My husband and I booked this trip nearly 12 months in advance from Australia and thought we had all the knowledge we needed and were confidant we would be fine. On our arrival at Bright Angel Lodge we checked in at the Xanterra desk and were weighed, given our overnight bag and canteen and a form to sign. After reading... More

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Macomb, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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