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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great trip....down the South Kaibob Trail, overnight at Phantom Ranch, back up Bright Angel on the way out. Must Do's - attend one of Ranger Marty's talks (National Park Trivia was awesome), go and sit in the cool creek that runs past Phantom Ranch, experience the camaraderie of the dining hall and have a cold Lemonade or Beer (and sit... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can't say enough good things about the people, the facilities, and the food at Phantom Ranch. Yes, we were dog dead tired so almost anything might seem to be a comfort, but after we had a couple beers and took a shower, reality set in, and Phantom Ranch rates 5 stars, 5 diamonds, and an A+. We stayed in... More 

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De Bilt, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The ranch offers rather basic lodging, but of course, and needless to say, it's the environment that makes your day. The descend took us somewhat more than 5 hours at temperatures increasing to a solid 108F when we reached the ranch. Never ever a cold glass of water (which we could grab immediately upon arrival) tasted that well!! After some... More 

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Athens, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just completed a hiking trip down the South Kaibab trial to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back up the Bright Angel trail, with an overnight stay at the Phantom Ranch. This place was as good as it could get, considering the location! Remember, every single thing is brought down on the back of a mule! The staff was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We travelled to Phantom Ranch on a HOT August day. Phantom Ranch was a welcomed sight after getting down South Kaibab trail. South Kaibab was a little more challenging then we anticipated. We left a little later then what we should have and the heat became overwhelming as the hours went by. I highly recommend to anyone climbing down during... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second time visiting the canyon since June 2013. Service was much better and friendlier this time. One of the Phantom employees (Max) gave us a lot of insider info and tips. He also shared a lot about how Phantom employees live and what they do for fun. Boy, am I jealous. What a great job they have. First time trying... More 

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Eastland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On July 23 - 24, 2016, we hiked to Phantom Ranch and back via Bright Angel Trail. We left at 5 am from Maswik Lodge. Later we learned that we should have started at 3 am to beat the heat. The trail was well maintained. We took lots of water with powered Propel packets, and snacks like peanuts, crackers, and... More 

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Shaker Heights
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Phantom Ranch is at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. I hiked down on a Thursday, and hiked out Friday morning. I'm 37 years old and in good shape, I still run 5ks. This hike in the summer pushed me to my limits. In the summer to hike up the canyon you have to leave Phantom Ranch around 4am... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We arrived before ‘lunch’ and were terribly disappointed that ‘lunch’ needed to be pre-ordered or else you are stuck with hiker gorp, M&Ms, etc. And the ordered ‘lunch’ consists of a white bagel with cream cheese, a little fruit and more hiker stuff. So lunch is a loser here. Dinner, however, was excellent. A meaty ‘hiker stew’, salty enough to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most extraordinary trips I've ever done. Taking a mule to the bottom of the Grand Canyon is like a time machine, marathon and sight seeing trip all rolled into one. It is physically grueling, especially if it's hot out. But our guides could not have been better. These 2 young women were pleasant and entertaining,... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Phantom Ranch is a historic oasis nestled at the bottom of Grand Canyon. It is on the north side of the Colorado River tucked in beside Bright Angel Creek. Phantom is the only lodging below the canyon rim. The Ranch can only be reached by mule, by foot or by rafting the Colorado River. Overnight accommodations at Phantom Ranch consist of dormitory spaces and cabins. Cabins and dormitories are heated in winter and cooled during the summer months. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Phantom Ranch

Address: North Kaibab Trail, South Rim, bottom of Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Location: United States > Arizona > Grand Canyon National Park
Price Range: $49 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Phantom Ranch Hotel Grand Canyon National Park
Phantom Ranch Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon Phantom Ranch
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