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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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Awesome Trip. A Must Do in Grand Canyon.

I did the overnight mule trip down to the Phantom Ranch in mid of Nov. Awesome trip and highly recommended to everyone. Did not know what to expect and was hesitating making... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I did the overnight mule trip down to the Phantom Ranch in mid of Nov. Awesome trip and highly recommended to everyone. Did not know what to expect and was hesitating making the reservation because of the price. So glad I did it. The trip was awesome with great view and very knowledge guides. Arrived Phantom Ranch around 1pm so... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

We took the 3 hour mule ride along the South Rim. The wranglers were excellent and provided instruction on basic handling. They put everybody in our group at ease and chose mules based on ability. This is your basic trail ride, no galloping or major elevation changes. Just a walk through the trees to and along the canyon rim. Nice... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I booked the mule trip to Phantom Ranch approximately 9 months in advance. Note that if you are a single rider, you have a greater chance of making a reservation on shorter notice. They only take 10 people down a day and it is one of the most popular trips to schedule and I soon found out why! I stayed... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Although it was freezing when we did the ride, it was amazing. We were picked up by bus and taken to the ranch where we met our mules. We then took the trail through the snow and saw some amazing views of the canyon whilst being informed of the history of the canyon from our very informed tour guide. Next... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Great experience...a mule ride around the rim of the canyon....it's like going back in time. Dress warmly in the winter...

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

My husband & I took a ride around the canyon rim & were not disappointed! I will admit when I first went to book it, I had some anxiety but after reading many reviews & researching online, I felt better about it. It snowed the day before so it was a little cold & we weren't totally prepared. The Bright... More 

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Bennington VT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

This is the mule trip into the canyon with an overnight at Phantom Ranch. We booked with Xterra nearly a year in advance. We booked a night at a lodge on the rim (Thunderbird) before the trip in order to be at the corral at 7 am, then the night after to have a nearby place to collapse (Kachina). We... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We did the rim tour which was about 3 hours total. The mules were great, very mellow and calm. The views were absolutely incredible--definitely a unique and memorable way to see the Canyon. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly and even took everyone's picture on our own cameras/phones. Worth it, for sure.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We took the new two hour trail ride along the south rim. We were with a group of ten and Anders was our guide. The staff was very good about giving us instructions on how to ride and handle the mule, which was especially helpful for us novice riders. We saw wonderful views of the canyon and Anders was very... More 

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Richmond, Kentucky
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We added this to our Grand Canyon adventure. The guides were wonderful, the mules were agreeable and the trail was spectacular

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