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Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra

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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Columbia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I took the Canyon Vistas mule ride a couple of weeks ago. It was by far the highlight of our trip to the Grand Canyon. Our guide, Camille, was so great. She was very friendly and knowledgeable. At first you ride through the woods but once you get that first glimpse of the canyon it takes your... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Our Grand Canyon - Phantom Ranch Trip on Thanksgiving Weekend of 2014. We have been planning for this trip for many months. We finally did. We all had great time. We LOVE it. I am so proud of my familybecasue it is a quite challenge trip - not only physically and also mentally: We overcome - afraid of height, back... More 

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Tremont, Illinois, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We took the 3 hour (which is actually 2 hours on the mule) tour. The staff was incredible, and has thought of every detail. It was cold (20 degrees) but we didn't mind at all. We bundled up and enjoyed the amazing snowy view. It was truly a winter wonderland. I took our children ages 20,17,15 and 12, they all... More 

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Indianapolis
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The mule ride along the south rim of the Grand Canyon by Xanterra was amazing. The mules were sure-footed and well behaved. The guide, Allison, was so very knowledgeable on the canyon, rock formations, vegetation, the mules, you name it! Super-smart and very helpful! The ride takes about three hours round trip and follows a path along the south rim... More 

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Lima
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Words cannot capture the experience of riding mules from the rim down Bright Angel Trail to Phantom Ranch! What makes this adventure so special, and a "must do" for visiting Grand Canyon? In part, it is the plunge from the tourist car-filled rim into the brilliant, windy unforgiving edge of earth. In part, it´s the vast, ever-expanding landscape of the... More 

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Tucson
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This ride is relatively new to the Grand Canyon. It is a ride along the rim of the canyon. My family of four did the ride on November 29, 2014. The ride itself is a little over an hour (it's about four hours from check-in to getting back to your car) at a cost of $125 per person. We booked... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Dear Holy Jesus......I thought I was going on a solo adventure, but this was sooooo much more.....I am a "control freak", but the first thing you figure out is that you aren't in control and it is all about letting the mules and the drovers do their jobs. Lori and Kevin were fabulous and entertained you with history and anecdotes.... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Awesome Experience !!!! Its was a great experience and I love to the core. It was so fun and I suggest everyone to try it .

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Birmingaham, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My friend & I were a little hesitant about doing the Canyon Vista Mule ride at first & we almost cancelled out but decided a few days before our scheduled reservation that we would go by the office located at the Bright Angle Lodge & talk to the people. Glad we did! The man we spoke to showed us a... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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