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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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Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra, Arizona

Mule Rides at Grand Canyon. For the more adventuresome visitor, looking to create a true lifetime memory, why not take a mule ride down into the Grand Canyon or perhaps along the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Mule Rides at Grand Canyon. For the more adventuresome visitor, looking to create a true lifetime memory, why not take a mule ride down into the Grand Canyon or perhaps along the rim. We offer two guided rides using a time-honored method of canyon transportation: the sure-footed mule. Horses may be iconic to the American West, but the equine of... More 

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Corona del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Reserve on-line, 90 minute mule ride, not the one to the bottom. You need a hat, long sleeves, long pants, shoes. This one takes you on a path/trail in the forest and along a trail that is on the edge of the South Rim, but not near cars or busses, just dirt. Meet at the mule barn by the Blue... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We went the first week of June 2015. There are two options for those that are thinking of planning the trip. There's the overnight stay at the Phantom ranch where you go down the canyon and there's the three hour South Rim tour (I think thats what they call it). My wife was a bit nervous about riding a mule... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Everyone who rides a mule to Phantom Ranch comes to the same conclusion. This is the best trip ever! Exciting mule ride, good food and adventurous people, Of everything I have done and everywhere I have been this is the best trip I have ever been on.You have to do this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Mule rides - a Grand Canyon tradition. This is a newer Rim Trail ride. The trail was build by the NPS for the mule trips. You shuttle bus from the Bright Angel Lodge area to the mule barn near the North Kaibab trail. 2 hours in the saddle. What I liked: you see different vistas than we saw on our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

I won't be adding much... Just confirming what everyone else said. Definitely a trip of a lifetime and would do it again in a heartbeat. Apparently I "squealed" for the first five minutes in fear, but they aren't kidding when they say "trust your mule". Within 10 minutes I wasn't worried a bit. That said, the trip down was hard... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Wanting to do this since I was six. Our day started in the rain and did nothing but get BETTER - BETTER and BETTER! LOVED IT! The decent down the Bright Angel Trail is 10.5 miles and will take approximately 5 ½ hours. No worries, there are rests along the way. You will enjoy lunch at Indian Garden, and then... More 

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Marengo, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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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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Address: Address: Stone Corral at the head of the Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Phone Number: 1-303-297-2757
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Grand Canyon National Park

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