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Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra

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Address: Stone Corral at the head of the Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Phone Number: 1-303-297-2757
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We scheduled ourselves for the 2+ hour mule trip around the south rim. These tours fill up fast, so you need to call months in advance to get a reservation. Without a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Marengo, OH
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Marengo, OH
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We scheduled ourselves for the 2+ hour mule trip around the south rim. These tours fill up fast, so you need to call months in advance to get a reservation. Without a reservation, you can get on the standby list by talking to someone at the Bright Angel Lodge Travel Desk. If someone cancels, the standbys have a chance to... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We did the 3 hour mule ride and it was awesome. Loved every minute of it. Our guide was very knowledgable and was great with all the riders regardless of skill levels. It was well organised and very well run. Would recommend

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great ride around the rim. Wonderful young guide from Colorado. She had a great sense of humor, lots of knowledge about the Grand Canyon, and shared plenty of information with everyone in our group. The whole family enjoyed this from ages 20 - 54. Great tour for anyone who is at the Grand Canyon!

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Port Ludlow, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I rode with friends on the two-day down the Bright Angel with an overnight at Phantom Ranch and out via the South Kaibab. It was the most awesome adventure I've ever had. The mules are super trained, the wranglers (Simon and Don) were the best ever making sure we were safe all the time. They also had many stories to... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I have been fortunate to hike down and out of the Grand Canyon a couple times my life. Now that I'm 40 years old we decided it would be easier on ourselves if we visited that the Phantom Ranch by way of the Grand Canyon mule. All I'm going to say is that it was a fantastic adventure but I... More 

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Woodinville, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Riding these hearthy animals on the rim or into the valley is an unique and awesome experience. You'll see the Grand Canyon in a new entertaining context. The only drawback we experienced was the inaccurate information on timing that were not included on the reservation sheet. Be prepared to register at least 2 hours in advance to get everything set.... More 

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East Berne, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The mules were very well behaved. Very nice ride, only wish it was longer. If you have never rode before you might be a little sore from the ride, but it is worth it. Another group of riders went at the same time we did with a different guide ( they call wranglers). Funny the other wrangler did not tie... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Mule ride was very well organized. We checked in at the Bright Angel Lodge the morning of our mule ride. After filling out paperwork and getting weighed in we walked over to the pick up location. A bus came and took us a few miles to the ride location. We were spit into groups of approximately 10 and each group... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My wife and I both were a bit nervous about the mule ride down into and then back out of the Grand Canyon, but it was so so so worth it. My gosh the views are just amazing and gave us such a new perspective of the Grand Canyon. We can not say enough about the team of people that... More 

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West Barnstable, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Very interesting and exciting (at times a bit scary while perched at the edge of the rim!). Our guide was excellent.

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