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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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Trip of a lifetime...

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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 

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Melbourne, Australia
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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 

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Townsville, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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 

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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 

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boston
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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 

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Columbia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 

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Tempe, Arizona
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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 

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Tremont, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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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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