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North Kaibab Trail, South Rim, bottom of Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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Phantom Ranch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Luis Obispo, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Phantom Ranch is an amazing place because you have to work so hard to get there. Then you get there and you can have beer, lemonade, candy, full meals, lodging, campsites, ranger led programs, etc. And the views...are so special. My favorite thing is to lay on a granite outcrop by the Colorado River and nap with my feet dangling... More

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I am glad you were able to experience Phantom Ranch. It is one of the great spots on earth! More

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned to Phantom Ranch this August - having last been there 20 years ago staying in a dorm room. This time we took our two teenage sons and we had a cabin for four. The cabin as awesome. It had four sturdy beds, air conditioning, and a small room with a toilet all part of an original structure that... More

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I am glad you enjoyed Phantom Ranch, and I also like the Kaibab trail. But all should be aware that there is no water and very little shade on the Kaibab Trail. More

Kernersville, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading a number of reviews before my trip, I had high expectations for Phantom Ranch. Wow, did they exceed that!!! My only reservation about the trip was overnighting in one of the bunkhouses, but that was a good experience, too. I read about the snoring, but I think that all of the guys were tired (including myself) and I... More

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Woodbury, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were part of the mule trek to Phantom Ranch. Next time we would like to hike now that we've seen the trail, but this review isn't about the trip down, it's about Phantom Ranch. Being that we took the mules, we only had one night. If we hike, we will stay for 2-3 nights so we have more time... More

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5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This vacation was with my husband,son,father,step-mother we opted to hike down into the grand canyon so needless to say we were exhausted by the time we got to the ranch. The food was really good and big enough portions to satisfy the hungriest crew. My only complaint was that the ranch was set up as male and female lodges with... More

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Heron, Montana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Hiked down Kaibab and up Bright Angel six times. Once, did it in a day (17 miles, lots of gain, way too much heat). Always book way in advance to get a cabin, didn't like the intimacy of the dorms so only did dorms once. Learned to hike in hiking Tevas, never in boots again in that heat. Ounces matter... More

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Ontario's Near North, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This was my second visit to this delightful place. I knew that I needed to book meals and a bunk in a dorm 12+ months ahead of time, but even though I had been on the phone early on the day reservations opened up, I wasn't able to get the dinner choice I wanted by the time I got to... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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158 reviews 158 reviews
25 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This was my second time hiking to the bottom of the Canyon, along with a second stay at Phantom Ranch. There was a water pipe breakage in the Canyon, so we couldn't enjoy the famous lemonade or take a shower, but we brought along swimsuits and enjoyed cooling off in the nearby creek. The cabins book out 13 months, so... More

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Went with a bunch of friends, it was my first trip to the Grand Canyon. We spent a night by the South Rim, so we got an early start for our hike down. The hike itself was fantastic, with postcard-like views at every turn. By the time we reached the bottom, we were definitely ready to dump off our packs,... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Note - this place is rustic. Accommodations are minimal and space is small. That being said - we loved it! You have few choices at the bottom of the canyon, camping or the Phantom Ranch. Space fills quickly and reservations are an absolute must - 13 months in advance! Our party, with two couples, shared a 4-bunk cabin one night,... More

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Address: North Kaibab Trail, South Rim, bottom of Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Location: United States > Arizona > Grand Canyon National Park
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Also Known As:
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Phantom Ranch Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon Phantom Ranch

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