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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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Essex, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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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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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Ok, at risk of offending those wonderful outdoorsmen, this is the experience of three people from Louisiana where the highest point is an overpass. None of us had a realistic idea of what this trip would be like even though we researched it like crazy. Our party was a banker, police officer and girlie girl. Views - incredible! Narrow trails... More

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Family of 4 with daughters ages 18 & 12. You cannot believe the views of the Grand Canyon you get on this trip. Yes, we were sore after riding, but nothing could compare to what you get to see that others do not. We did the overnight trip down to the bottom and stayed at Phantom Ranch, 10 hours of... More

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Erwinna, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It was very hot the day we were there, but the trail was partially shaded so it was not too bad. The ride down is beautiful and exhilarating especially when you make the turns and your mule steps very close the edge. The ride back up is not as exciting, but still fun. It is a very slow ride but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We took the 2.5 hour mule tour on the South Rim. It was very well organized and the mules were well trained. The views you saw along the rim were beautiful. Our guide Brian was a wealth of information about the canyon and the mules. We learned a great deal. It is rather pricey for the experience and you see... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Me, my wife and 2 children ages 9 and 13 did the 2 hour rim trail. The overall experience was excellent. The scenery is spectacular. The mules are very easy even for those of us with limited experience. The guide was very good. We really enjoyed this and I think it would add to your Grand Canyon experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We took the two hour rim tour with the mules. Our guide's name was Kevin. Our kids (9 and 15) really enjoyed this ride. We had to check in the night before where we were all weighed and measured and given strings to secure our hats and glasses. They tell you that you need a wide brimmed hat and I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This had been a long held dream. No way could I ever hike to the bottom of the canyon and get back out, but as a horseriding family a mule trip to the bottom seemed well within reach. 13 months before departure I booked this trip of a lifetime - getting through to do the booking was time consuming and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I did the Canyon Vista Tour, which is the mule tour on the South Rim of the canyon, with two of my children (ages 13 and 11). I was really nervous about being on a mule close to the edge of the canyon, but the trip was wonderful and so glad we did it! The mules used for this tour... More

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