Want a one-of-a-kind experience? Take a mule trip down the Grand Canyon! A very popular activity on the south rim, mule rides take away much of the strenuous effort that comes with hiking the Grand Canyon, plus it’s just plain fun! The mule ride will take you past petroglyphs and 12 different ages of rocks while your experienced wrangler points out additional points of interest. Mule trips fill up very fast and it is suggested that you book your trip up to 13 months in advance through Xanterra 1-888-29-2757
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Grand Canyon Mule & Horseback Tours
Grand Canyon Apache Stables Open or Close
Horseback Trail Rides & Memories
A horseback ride through the beautiful Kaibab National Forests makes for a memorable addition to your Grand Canyon experience. We have several guided rides available. Apache Stables is located north of Tusayan, right outside the Grand Canyon National Park.
For reservations call (928) 638-2891 or visit apachestables.com
Phantom Ranch Overnight & Day Rides Open or Close
Overnight rides include a stay at Phantom Ranch and meals. The price for one-night ride: $477.34 for the first person or two people for $842.60 and includes accommodations, breakfast, lunch, and steak dinner. Each additional person is $378.08. Two-night rides are also available.
Canyon Vistas Mule Ride – For the first time in more than 100 years, the Grand Canyon mule-riders are able to take in the breathtaking vistas of the Grand Canyon National Park while traveling along the rim of the canyon. Grand Canyon National Park Lodges is offering a four-mile, three-hour mule activity (two-hours in the saddle) that departs five miles east of the Historic Grand Canyon Village in the park. The mule ride travels along a new East Rim Trail built by the National Park Service. Wranglers will stop six times along the trail to provide interpretive information about the geologic formations, human history, fire ecology and more. There are up to 20 riders per departure. March 15th through November 30st The Mule Ride departs at 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. December 1st through March 14th The Mule Ride departs at 9:00 a.m.
Pricing – The cost of the ride is $135.08 per person, including tax, and is subject to change without notice. A souvenir water bottle is included. Rain jackets are provided.
Riders must weigh less than 200lb, be at least 4 feet 7 inches/140 cm in height and must be able to speak and understand fluent English, must be in good physical condition, should not be afraid of heights or large animals, and cannot be pregnant.