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Grand Canyon Apache Stables

P.O. Box 158, Tusayan, AZ 86023
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Ranked #5 of 5 attractions in Tusayan
Type: Tours
Most recent review
- Aug 7, 2014
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Battle Creek, MI
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We took a 1 hour guided trail ride. This was a good alternative to riding the mules into the canyon. There were two guides with our group of around 12 people. We travelled slowly with one stop to make sure everyone's equipment was working properly. Our guides also paused several times to make sure everyone was okay. We felt very... More

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Dayton, Ohio, United States
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15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The horses were schooled properly and the Wranglers were no nonsense cowboys. Follow their rules and you will enjoy the ride and horses. Safety first is the best way to go. I ride Hunter Jumper horses and have two of my own. Have had them for 33 years and know the amount of money that I spend to keep them... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

My husband and I were worried after reading the reviews, but the kids were set on trying horseback riding. It would be the first time for both of them who are 12 and 9 so we went for it. The woman we made the reservation with and checked in with was very nice. When I called they made it clear... More

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Peru, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We knew the trail only went through the woods, but never thought we would go at a snail's pace. Slow and boring. The path we were on was so worn there was a groove in the gound. Not much to see. If you've never ridden a horse before you might like this. But if you have ridden before this is... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Let me begin by saying that my group and I enjoy trail rides, horses, and the company of cowboys, so this little adventure should have been fun. My husband, 10 year old daughter, a friend, 10 year old and I did the trail ride. My mother, another friend, two toddlers, one of which was my own, and my 6 year... More

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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20 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

My sister and I just took the 2 hour ride through the beautiful Kaibab Forest. The horses were well trained and we went up and down many hills. Our wrangler, Merle was excellent. He was helpful, laid-back and very knowledgeable about the area and the local plants and animals. Half the ride we chatted and half just relaxed and enjoyed... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011 via mobile

Great horses, nice trail in the forest, but disappointed with unfriendly staff and slow pace of the "nose to tail" ride. The wranglers constantly reminded you about the rules of the trail instead of narrating the trip to make it more interesting. Too slow and silent for me. Also, no helmets were available for any of the riders. Enjoyed the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011 via mobile

The wranglers are very nice, but they walk the horses so slowly, it is really boring. You don't go to any real destination, just a trail through the forest. It smells amazing outside and is nice, but for the price, I want to see some overlook or something else. Even the kids were all bored. Too bad. The rim is... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

For a first time ride where safety is paramount, this is a good deal. The wranglers go to great ends to ensure noone gets hurt, almost to the point of being a nuisance. The trails are scenic but look the same from start to finish. It's such a shame the trial can't include some view of the Grand Canyon, but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2010

The stables are literally on the entrance to the Grand Canyon. If you want to experience a dusty trail ride with real cowboys then this is the place to do it. We were first-timers to the USA and this was one of the highlights of our trip. I am an experienced horserider, my partner isn't. All the horses were very... More

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