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Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra

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Address: Stone Corral at the head of the Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Phone Number: 1-303-297-2757
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Family Fun and Great Views

We traveled with our 9 year-old and 16 year-old sons on the rim ride. We had a blast! The two hours in the saddle was not too much for the boys (just enough), and the views of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the 2 hour canyon vistas mule ride with our 2 teenagers. The company has you read and sign a waiver that makes it sound very scary, but in reality, the trail is very flat, and stays at least 4 or 5 feet from the canyon edge _ not scary at all, even for those afraid of heights. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We traveled with our 9 year-old and 16 year-old sons on the rim ride. We had a blast! The two hours in the saddle was not too much for the boys (just enough), and the views of the Canyon were incredible. Our guide Ed was professional, funny, and kind to all the riders. The mules are larger than you imagine,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

ages: daughter is 50, grandson is 11, i'm 78. they want to go again. I passed out at the bottom because of the heat. my knees and ankles got a little stiff. 2 years ago, it would have been easy. the lunch on the trip down was very good. the steak at phantom ranch was soooo tough and the brownie... More 

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm a women in my 50's and took the mule ride with my sister and niece and had a wonderful time. Our guide, Wes was a true cowboy with the whiskers to prove it. He told funny jokes and gave interesting information about the Canyon. My mule Corky was an old fella who needed some encouragement, but I felt safe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family with three kids. (age 12 up). Totally amazing. We're not a fantastically adventurous bunch and so the thought of the mule trip was a little scary, but WE LOVED IT. The overnighter would have been a bit much, so the rim ride was perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To take the mules to Phantom Ranch is to live a bit of history in the American West. The mules are still used to deliver and pick up US mail from the ranch, and they carry in all the food and supplies. Given my choice between hiking to Phantom Ranch or taking a mule, I would take the mule any... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did the 2 hour mule ride along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It was certainly a different experience. I had a great mule who was a seasoned pro and an excellent tour guide in Alicia. I enjoyed the ride but when it was over I was ready for it to be. I recommend you do it at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

This is a very up close view of the Canyon on mules. We were closer to the rim than I expected, and was sometimes intimidated but the views are breathtaking and our tour guide Simon was outstanding. He is a Native American who was able to share some personal experiences of his life in the Grand Canyon. The mules are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We had a chance to take a mule ride along the rim in late May, and definitely liked the guides, the set-up and the experience. The excursion is a couple hours, needs to be booked well in advance to ensure space is available, and fun to see the Canyon in a "traditional" way. That being said it doesn't compare to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We did the 3 hour mule ride of the south rim today! I was quite scared as I am afraid of heights before to ride! We originally had booked the over night mule ride down the canyon to Phantom Ranch. My family switched to the south rim tour. Today was truly amazing. Our guide Simone was very educational about the... More 

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