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Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra

#7 of 17 Tours in Grand Canyon National Park Features Animals
Stone Corral at the head of the Bright Angel Trail, South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
+1 303-297-2757
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A Must-Try For Your Grand Canyon Visit!

We opted for the 3 hour mule tour rather than the overnight trip to Phantom Ranch. The ride was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
EDiCarlo
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Windsor, Canada
Overnight mule trip to Phantom Ranch

I can't say enough good things about this trip. I was really nervous about going on this ride and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Krebsgirl
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Richmond, Minnesota
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  • Average3%
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Stone Corral at the head of the Bright Angel Trail, South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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+1 303-297-2757

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We opted for the 3 hour mule tour rather than the overnight trip to Phantom Ranch. The ride was about 2 hours in the saddle travelling along the rim (the other hour is safety information, getting ready for the ride, etc.). The trip was well...More

Thank EDiCarlo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't say enough good things about this trip. I was really nervous about going on this ride and was nervous on the ride, but our wranglers, Simon and Jacob, were nothing but the best. They were so reassuring during the ride and took good...More

Thank Krebsgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This had been on the top of my bucket list since I was 10 and watched the Brady Bunch do it, lol. This trip did not disappoint, was everything I could have hoped for. Our Wranglers , Alicia & Jacob were just fantastic. Helped in...More

Thank Jules141110
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a review of the canyon rim mule ride, NOT the Phantom Ranch ride. We had an absolute blast on this ride. Views were gorgeous and our native guide, Simon Ashley, was wonderful. We learned so much about the canyon and its history. None...More

1  Thank Hilary H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It will bring you back to the old west days and show you how long it took them to travel. The trail is about 9.5 miles and takes about 5 hours.On the cliffs with beautiful views.In my mind it's the only way to get to...More

Thank harleybonz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for something fun and exhilarating to do, and this was it! Scary at first, but a ton of fun. Definitely a trip we will all remember.

Thank tburton98
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On May 1, 2016, we booked a mule ride to Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Grand Canyon for Memorial Day Weekend 2017. It was worth the wait, and we had a great trip! We spent the night before our Mule Ride at the...More

2  Thank DougL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had only 1 day in Grand Canyon on a road trip. Took the day trip mule ride, PERECT! Easy ride on mules, great for beginners or non-riders. Got info from Ranger and able to enjoy landmarks. The altitude was high for me, so this was...More

Thank MAOFW
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up with the hour long tour because the overnight books a year in advance. I tried booking 11 months out and they were completely booked. It was a very cool way to see the canyon and I would definitely book the overnight if...More

2  Thank SmallGirlInABigWorld
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We are looking forward to our trip to Arizona and the Grand Canyon region. My wife booked accomodations in the park along south rim along with a train ride to the park from Williams, Arizona. We subsequently decided we wanted more options than that plan...More

Thank yohimbo
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Sonali B
Why are mules used for riding in Grand Canyon instead of horses? When I saw Bindi The Jungle Girl TV show episode "American Road Trip" it showed Bindi and her mum Terri riding horses in Grand Canyon but when I saw videos on YouTube about mule riding in Grand Canyon, it has left me wondering why you can't ride horses in Grand Canyon and why are mules used instead of horses
24 April 2017|
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Response from Dean L | Reviewed this property |
Also, you CAN ride horses on trails above the rim.
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Sonali B
Why are Silver Bridge used for hikers only? Why are Black Bridge used for mules only? I have seen a video about mule riding in Grand Canyon on YouTube and I am wondering why can't you ride mules on both Black and Silver Bridges as well as hiking on both Black and Silver Bridges
24 April 2017|
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Response from Dean L | Reviewed this property |
Anyone can cross the black bridge, hikers just have to yield to the mules. The silver bridge was built to carry the waterline from the North Rim to the South Rim so the primary reason is that it is just not sturdy enough... More
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Pat H
Can you use your cell phone for a camera on this mule ride? The brochure says no cell phones
10 April 2017|
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Response from Dean L | Reviewed this property |
You will be told in the morning that using cameras and phones while on the trail is not permitted but it really comes down to common sense. Keep up, don't do anything dangerous, and on the three trips I've made I've never... More
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