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Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra

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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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You have to do this

We had booked the ride a long time before we went to the North Rim. We went the first day to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Christian D
Gloucester, Massachusetts
Way to go, Miss Viv!

Yes, this ride is so worth it! It is a great way to go up and down the trail. I actually did this... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had booked the ride a long time before we went to the North Rim. We went the first day to confirm our ride and went on the scale and we were OK. The day of the ride we took a shuttle to bring us...More

Thank Christian D
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Yes, this ride is so worth it! It is a great way to go up and down the trail. I actually did this ride at the North Rim and I rode the mule, Miss Viv. The ride was a little scary at first because the...More

3  Thank GCC25
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

In September my mom and I took a somewhat spontaneous road trip through the southwest, stopping at the Grand Canyon so that I could see about getting on an overnight mule ride. I did not have a reservation and didn’t try to get one until...More

6  Thank Jessica P
Reviewed 29 November 2017

This trip was on my bucket list, and at 71 I wanted to get it done. I did the trip in November, and while it was cold at the rim the temperature was really comfortable as we descended. I really must commend the management of...More

4  Thank deanhudd
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This review is for the overnight trip to Phantom Ranch, not the three hour rim ride. Only 1% of visitors to the Grand Canyon are lucky enough to participate in this adventure. If you are in pretty good shape, enjoy beautiful scenery and adventure, and...More

2  Thank DocAdvil
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We did the Mule ride as part of a sisters trip. Trip of a lifetime! John, the stable manager, did a great orientation, so we knew how to manage our mules. I quickly learned to trust my mule on the ride, since she had done...More

1  Thank Mary R
Reviewed 11 October 2017

My three adult children and I took the South Rim Mule ride. We had an amazing guide named Josiah. He was interesting and funny--very knowledgeable about the Canyon and the mules. The ride offered beautiful views. It was totally enjoyable! Highly recommend if you are...More

3  Thank Karen A
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I took the overnight mule ride down to Phantom Ranch and had a terrific (yet sometimes terrifying) experience. Simon and Josiah were our 2 guides and they were amazing. If you are thinking about doing it, but not quite sure, go for it. I was...More

5  Thank number1yankeefan
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

I booked the 3 hour morning mule ride along the top rim, which began and ended at the Yaki mule barn, near the South Kaibab trailhead. I found the whole experience, from initial booking process at the Bright Angel Lodge, to the bus collection and...More

1  Thank LoneRanger701
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a really thorough review, so I apologize for the lengthy write up. In a nutshell this is a must do experience. If you have the opportunity to go, do this trip - you will not regret it. Let me start by saying this...More

7  Thank AnnetteL75
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28 September 2017|
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Response from shicklegrubber62 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I couldn’t help you with that. I’m just a visitor like you
Shelby A
28 August 2017|
Response from Dean L | Reviewed this property |
Be sure to call in 48 hours ahead of time to confirm your reservation. If you think you might be late just tell them but if you don't call to confirm and arrive late your reservation may be given to someone else if there is... More
Shelby A
22 August 2017|
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Response from voyager2PA | Reviewed this property |
I think it was 8 to 8, but I am not certain. Highly recommended to call ahead. Plus you must call 2 days before the ride to verify the reservation. Good time to ask that question.