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Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra

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Grand Canyon National Park, AZ, USA
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Kristina C wrote a review Yesterday
Dallas, Texas19 contributions
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Afraid of heights? Me too! But this mule ride felt safe and fun. Zack was our guide and he made everyone feel comfortable about the mules we were riding and shared some great history about the canyon along the way. We rode the south rim from Yaki Point which was short and had amazing views! The route is pretty flat and the closest you are from the rim is about 8-10 feet. I’ve never rode an animal before and it was so amazing to experience this.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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jnw496 wrote a review Oct 9
Gastonia, North Carolina5 contributions3 helpful votes
Our family of four, two parents and two teenagers, did the south rim mule ride with Melissa as our guide. time any of us had ridden one, so we were a little unsure of what to expect, but it was amazing!! Melissa was a terrific guide, funny and knowledgeable. We were each paired with the perfect mule companion. Beautiful scenery and felt very safe. This trip is perfect if you are not accustomed to riding. It was worth the money for the great experience. Definitely a must do at the Grand Canyon!!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Shawn wrote a review Aug 2020
Marion, North Carolina14 contributions1 helpful vote
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We took a guided mule trip down to the bottom of the canyon and stayed over night at phantom ranch. Melissa and Rodney were our wranglers and they were wonderful!!! We left early because of the heat so we met at the rock corral at 545 am met our mules had a quick info session and we were off. We made it down to phantom ranch by noon and were greeted with ice water and our cabin assignments, we went to the cabins which are air conditioned changed clothes and immediately went to the creek for a cool dip. After my husband went for a walk to the Colorado River where the thermometer was registering 132 degrees.... I was napping in the ac room!!! We had a nice steak dinner and then a shower then we went exploring around the ranch when it was somewhat cooler. The next morning we had an early start so that we could try to beat the heat as much as possible.... we had to go up the same trail as we went down which at first I was bummed about but it turned out to be ok because I saw a lot of things I missed on the way down!!!! This is definitely the trip of a lifetime to see the majestic Grand Canyon from the top and the bottom is absolutely amazing and to be on a mule doing it is so cool!!!! Don’t be fooled this is not an easy trip you will be sore you will be hot in the summer you will be tired but wow what an experience to have and be a part of!!!! Listen to your wrangles, sit back in your saddle, relax and let your mule do it’s job, which it has done a hundred times ,and take it all in, breath in and out!!!! Have fun smile!!!!! Thank you Rodney, Melissa, Hopi, and Donk for our trip of a lifetime
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Barry Newton wrote a review Jul 2020
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Our 2-hour mule ride with Emily was a great time. Emily knew the area and history well, and make sure the ride went smoothly. Two hours in the saddle is plenty if you aren't used to riding. There is a check-in required at the Bright Angel hotel prior to the ride and the guy at the desk will tell you to bring a poncho, but don't do that because mules don't like ponchos. Bring a rain jacket instead if you are worried about rain.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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juliewren2001 wrote a review Mar 2020
Los Angeles, California21 contributions11 helpful votes
The 2 hour mule ride was a real treat. Our wrangler, Tristan, was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the Canyon, its history and her mules. She encouraged us to ask questions, and being a horse rider, I was able to ask her questions about these wonderful animals. This ride is separate from the overnight ride down into the Canyon and a great introduction to mule riding. The mules have a great life here with days off to rest with their friends and looked really well and healthy.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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