We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra

Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Stone Corral at the head of the Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Phone Number: 1-303-297-2757
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 148 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 114
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Most recent review
All the way down and back again.

It was Wonderful, I did the overnight Phantom Ranch Ride and it was truly the ride of a lifetime. By the end of the ride I was really wanting to take my molly mule home (Maddie... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
PonyPainter
,
Cambria, California
Add Photo Write a Review

148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Cambria, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It was Wonderful, I did the overnight Phantom Ranch Ride and it was truly the ride of a lifetime. By the end of the ride I was really wanting to take my molly mule home (Maddie), what a good girl. I was planning on going on the ride with my family, but the head wrangler made the call that one... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
New Orleans, LA
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Bought the trip for my husband for Christmas. While it's not my kind of thing, I decided to do it with my husband because I knew he would enjoy an adventure like this, and we would enjoy it together. And we did! Initially when I got on the mule, I was out of my element. It was cold out, and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Highly recommendable and worth the spend. Traveling from Denmark, Europe we wanted a different experience of Grand Canyon than walking on the rim. Through the Internet we found the Mule Ride and we're lucky to get a reservation 6 months later - March 2015. Even though the trip started out in extreme weather with freezing temperature, strong wind and snow... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My family (dad, mom and 11 year old girl) rode to Phantom Ranch for an overnight stay in February. Spectacular views, safe and steady mules, and capable and friendly guides (Allison and Camille). Xanterra staff does amazing job matching mules to riders, and the guides were fantastic. They were friendly and knowledgeable, and as nice as they are, I certainly... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Rode to Phantom ranch on good old Dirty bird. She was safe, lovely, and as steady as a Mule, she took me to phantom and back with ease. All of the Gear is well made and cared for. Mule staff were friendly Ed and Alison best guides ever. Phantom was the highlight of my trip to the states, awesome food,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Townsville, Australia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Absolutely excellent. If you love spectacular scenery and do not have a fear of heights, this is a bucket list item. But be warned, it is not for the faint hearted. However, trust your sure-footed mules and your excellent guides. We did an overnight trip to the Colorado River and it is something I will talk about for the rest... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We took the morning canyon vistas 2 hour ride (3 hours return to Bright Angel Lodge). Quite simply an amazing experience, the mules were very well suited to the task, and our guide (Maddi) was absolutely fantastic - very knowledgeable and very friendly. We had taken a mule ride in Yosemite and my wife came off, so she was understandably... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
boston
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

3 hour mule ride in the winter time was intimate(6 riders with us) and guide(laura--who was excellent) Well trained mules and even for a novice rider is spectacular but my legs were mush after it so be prepared to rest. Used a go pro on my head and the video and sights were amazing. You will need sunglasses and a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Columbia, United States
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Tempe, Arizona
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra also viewed

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
 
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
 

Been to Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?