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I rode "One Night Frank" down and back from Phantom earlier this week. This was a solo trip for me and I so enjoyed myself. Guides Simon and Chelsea were professional, kind, and interesting. I stayed in a cabin at Phantom. It had a private...More
Yvonne provided us with a very fun and informative tour of the South rim. The mules were very sure-footed and experienced and each of them had their own distinct personality which made it fun. This tour is not for anyone with back, hip, or knee...More
Did the up and down — fortunately stayed at Phantom Ranch to recover for two nights in between — on a mule named Joey. You should not accept Joey, under any circumstances. On multiple occasions on the way down, he almost sent us over the...More
There is lots of things you can learn about the canyon. My spouse and I have been there twice before and this is one of the highlights of our experiences there. The only thing to top this is the view at Shoshone Point. My advice...More
Took the three hour mule ride along the south rim with my husband and 11 year old grandson. A wonderful experience for all three of us. Beautiful scenery, excellent and friendly guide (Simon) and staff. Very comfortable and reassuring during instruction phase. Mules behaved well....More
Riding the mules along the rim is a definite bucket list to do! The guides were great and the views are unbelievable! Perfect length of time for the ride! And the cowboy jokes were funny too! The mules are well behaved and slow paced. Ride...More
I’m so happy I was able to do this rim ride! It was truly one of the best experiences! Make sure you book as far in advance as possible, they book up very quickly!
I’m a very experienced rider and my mule, Dubby, had some...More
My husband and I (early 60's) did this on a beautiful day in October. It was a great way to see wildlife, parts of the Rim we had not visited and just spend a wonderful afternoon outdoors. Emma, our guide, was friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining....More
Took the North Rim ride, great staff all very helpful. The only complaint was, we were told by email and over the phone and the day before that we needed a wide brimmed hat so we bought 3. only to find that on the day,...More
My friend and I did the rim ride in December. Beware if you go in the winter, it was brutally cold. I've read some of the reviews and laugh as it's well stated there are two rides and yes the rim just does the rim....More
You can walk down, spend the night at Phantom Ranch (or camp), have breakfast and walk back up, but you need reservations (for breakfast and Ranch). They say it fills up months in advance, but you may get an opening. The... More
You can walk down, spend the night at Phantom Ranch (or camp), have breakfast and walk back up, but you need reservations (for breakfast and Ranch). They say it fills up months in advance, but you may get an opening. The mule trip package is exclusively the mule trip. If are thinking of changing your mind, you will need to cancel. Call Xanterra; they can help you with the cancellation and then tell you if there are any openings if you decide to walk. Enjoy!
If you ride to Phantom Ranch you'll be extremely close to the edge at times. Because of the way mules turn (their backs don't bend like horses - think semi-trailer making a turn), there were times your outer leg will be out... More
If you ride to Phantom Ranch you'll be extremely close to the edge at times. Because of the way mules turn (their backs don't bend like horses - think semi-trailer making a turn), there were times your outer leg will be out over the edge! For whatever reason, the mules prefer to walk close to the edge and there's nothing you have to say about it. Your primary "job" is NOT to steer the mule - they know where to go, it's to keep them up close to the mule ahead of you. It may seem a bit scary at first but most people learn quickly the mules has done this hundreds of times and has no more interest i going over the edge than you do.