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Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra

#8 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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SOUTH RIM -- SECRET trip + Phantom Ranch 1 night stay

There are actually 3 advertised Mule trips, and 1 SECRET trip by this company. There is a half day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Graendahl
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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There is no better view of the Grand Canyon than that from the back of a mule walking around the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
shicklegrubber62
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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

There are actually 3 advertised Mule trips, and 1 SECRET trip by this company. There is a half day rim trail trip; a full 2 day, 1 night stay down to Phantom Ranch; and a full 2 day, 2 night stay down at Phantom Ranch...More

Thank Graendahl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is no better view of the Grand Canyon than that from the back of a mule walking around the East Rim. Simply amazing. The staff was great and very safety oriented. It gets quite hot there in July and they are well prepared. The...More

Thank shicklegrubber62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I normally read reviews before I do a tour, but this one was different. I booked last minute (amazingly) and took my 13 year old daughter for the over night to Phantom Ranch. I have been and done a lot - this was a real...More

Thank Wandere1963
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter, wife and I took the three hour ride along the south rim. We rode out and stopped about three places along the canyon where we could take pictures. At the half way point we headed back to the barn and only stopped once...More

Thank Tim133
Reviewed 18 June 2017

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

2  Thank EDiCarlo
Reviewed 15 June 2017

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

1  Thank Krebsgirl
Reviewed 13 June 2017

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

1  Thank Jules141110
Reviewed 11 June 2017 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

2  Thank Hilary H
Reviewed 8 June 2017

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

1  Thank harleybonz
Reviewed 6 June 2017 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
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stockport1965
23 July 2017|
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Response from Hilary H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, absolutely they could. We didn't experience any pain after but someone suggested we take Advil before/after the ride and so maybe that did the trick.
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Sonali B
25 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
25 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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