I've stayed at Phantom Ranch several times in both the dorms and the cabin. Prefer the cabin. Skip the lunch and pack in your food for the hike out. Other reviewers have said the same so trust us it's really horrible...what are they thinking? Dinner is great because you're hungry and someone else cooked it. Breakfast is great too. (don't forget to tip them!) The staff there is always friendly, the place is clean, the beds are not heavenly but you won't notice. It's all about the hike, the scenery and the fun people you meet along the way. Put this one on your bucket list.
Every time I've hiked this it's either been January or February and in fact one time, Kaibab Trail was closed for the first time in the history of the Park due to snow. (We tried the trail while it was still open and the trail was completely drifted in on the upper switchbacks, the snow was waist deep - scary). If you hike during these months be sure to have yak tracks or kahtulas because the trails are almost always icy and/or snowpacked at the top.
Bring an extra battery for your camera!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Phantom Ranch Hotel Grand Canyon National Park
- Phantom Ranch Grand Canyon
- Grand Canyon Phantom Ranch