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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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Best thing we did in a two-week Arizona trip.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Bay Area, California
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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 3 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Maryland USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

This was a delightful ride along the south rim of the Grand Canyon. Since the mule ride into the Canyon requires a 13 month advance booking, this is a great way to enjoy a Canyon Mule ride. Plus, it takes only two hours and you don't have to spend the night in the Canyon. Now, I'd love to do that... More 

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Doral, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Either treking or riding a mule, the views are amazing, magnificent and gorgeous. The mules I must say look very healthy and big, absolutly like beautiful horses not the mules you see on western stories. I must say, that for a healthy Canyon concern and for the trekers respect, mules should wear a kind of diapper, as I have seen... More 

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Hockessin, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Our 2 Hour 8:00am Mule Ride started at the Bright Angel Lodge (Trip Advisor). We filled out forms, got our water bottles and purchased hats (Note: Bring your own). There is a weigh in process for everyone - make sure you know the weight rules before you book this trip. We arrived early so had no trouble with parking and... More 

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Grandview, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

My teenage daughter and I took the mule ride around the rim. I was under the impression we would get to go into the canyon. During weigh-in, I learned otherwise. It was an okay time, but honestly, there are only a few places where you can get a good view of the canyon. You are never allowed to get off... More 

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