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Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra

Stone Corral at the head of the Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
1-303-297-2757
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

my husband and i took the mules to phantom for the overnight trip. we had great wranglers and felt very confident with our mules. they were careful and surefooted. you need that because the switchbacks, drop offs, steeps and narrow trails were a nail biter all the way down and up. amazing vistas and scenery. phantom food was great. had... More

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Indianapolis, IN
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We took the overnight mule ride to Phantom Ranch because we figured it was the best way to experience the Grand Canyon. We booked the trip over a year in advance so there was a lot of anticipation beforehand. There was nothing disappointing about the trip though! Our wranglers, Ed and Lori, were amazing. They made sure we were having... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We did the 1/2 day edge trail. Arrived well prepared having red the small print prior. We were transported via bus along with 15 others to the coral where we were given our instructions, split into 2 groups and allocated our mules. Led along the trail by our Wrangler who regularly berated riders for not keeping up by calling them... More

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Chester
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The mule ride down (and back up) the Grand Canyon was one of the highlights of our holiday and something that I'd do again at the drop of a hat. Challenging to book - you have to book a year in advance as they only take 10 riders down each day - but well worth it! The reviews on TripAdvisor... More

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PVE CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Not up for the descent into the canyon on a mule? This is an alternative. We did the 2 hour morning mule ride through the pine forest and along the canyon rim. No brainer.

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San Clemente, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I had wanted to do this ride forever. My whole life, actually. Ride down, spend night in Phantom Ranch, ride back up the next day. Mule assigned to me was Opossum. His eyes were puffy and runny and covered with flies. He was filthy. Obviously not brushed for a while. We were given two foot long whips that they called... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Four of us booked the mule ride and overnight stay at Phantom Ranch in the Grand Canyon a year in advance, but as the day grew closer I read reviews on TripAdvisor and watched clips on YouTube i started to think "what have we done?". I have to admit I was pretty apprehensive on the morning of the ride at... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

4 friends (54-62 yo) went on the overnight mule trip to Phantom Ranch 1 week ago. It was quite an experience. We met at Bright Angel Lodge for our pre ride talk at 6:50am. Steve gave us the good, the bad and the ugly but funny talk. I was surprised to learn that you could back out right then and... More

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Essex, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My family of four (kids 11 and17) took the overnight Mule ride to the Phantom ranch. We had lots of fun. Our wranglers, Simon and Don, went out of their way to make sure everyone had fun and told many stories about the canyon and Native folklore along the way. They but my 11 year old right behind the the... More

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Tamworth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My now Wife and I did the easy mule ride. It was sensational. Every aspect was amazing, from my mule "Big Mac" to the route which was breathtakingly beautiful, the friendliness helpfulness of the guides and the information and readiness to convey the knowledge they have for the area was just sensational. I would love to go back and do... More

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