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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
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We just have our reservations made, have not been there yet.

My experience with the reservations desk was wonderful. I talked with a very courteous agent name of Courtney. She knows her job and does it very well. My experience with her was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Shirley W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My experience with the reservations desk was wonderful. I talked with a very courteous agent name of Courtney. She knows her job and does it very well. My experience with her was wonderful. She has us so pumped about the trip, we can't wait. She got us everything we will need, a room at the Bright Angel Lodge the night... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I waited 40 years for this mule ride and boy was it worth it! Worth all the saddle sores and backside bruises, I cannot say enough about our trip to Phantom Ranch and back. Our guides were excellent, the mules were sure footed and strong, and oh my goodness the views... Loved it loved it loved it!!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had never seen the Grande Canyon so on our vacation we booked the 2 hr ride on the rim . We went in January and there was snow :) it was -10 Celsius and pretty windy so dress warm. If you are going in the winter. Our group met at the barns in Grande Canyon Village... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Had an interesting tour riding the mules. The mules drive themselves. We took the rim canyon visa tour, which had great views until the clouds rolled in with zero visibility. Weight limits on riders.

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1 Thank James K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

The canyon is unbelievable no matter what, but sprinkled with snow and viewing it from the back of a mule is special experience. Lots of fun knowledgeable people we met from the shuttle drivers to the ranch hands. Just bring your camera (with a strap) and that's it as they'll provide everything else!

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sf, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Overall a very nice trip, nice way to see the grand canyon. Phantom ranch, reviewed separately, is fantastic. usually reserved 13 months in advance, we got lucky and by calling everyday filled a cancelled slot about two week ahead of our trip. 3/4 in our party and 1/3 in the other party got mild food poisoning, everyone who ate the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

As part of 25 wedding anniversary trip. Went to Grand Canyon and booked mule ride. We followed a trail overlooking rim. Great views. Snow on ground and weather was in high teens but great ride.

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Taylorsville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

One of the most fun things I have ever done! Left out early and rode down the steep south side to the river bellow! What a rush! Ate a wonderful supper and slept like the dead, Woke up early, Ate a huge breakfast and rode out! The wrangers were the best and the mules sure-footed, The landscape is awesome! Once... More 

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Wenatchee, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

My daughter-in-law and I did this trip on a beautiful fall day. Our trip was on Halloween (October 31) and we returned to the rim on Nov 1. It was cool at the top, but about 80 degrees when we arrived at the canyon. I was really concerned about what to wear. So, here is the what I wore: bike... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We had a great time and believe this is the best way to see Grand Canyon! We did the overnight trip and did a short hike on our own before dinner on the first day and it was great. The hike was a great way to stretch our legs after being on the mule so long; plus it provided some... More 

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