Grand Canyon Mule Rides
Watch this video to learn about the details you need to know about the Famous Grand Canyon Mule Rides!
IMPORTANT: Mule Rides are available on a very limited basis!
If you do not make reservations at least 6 to 8 months in advance, it is less likely that you will be able to secure a trip on the Mule Ride. To check on Mule Ride availability, please call: 1-888-297-2757.
We recommend the tour below to avoid the Sold Out Mule Rides:
Canyon River Adventure Tours
The Inner Canyon Tours
|Inner Canyon Tour From The South Rim or Williams
Here’s the ideal tour for travelers who want to experience the Grand Canyon from top to bottom AND stay on solid ground. On the Inner Canyon Tour, you’ll experience some of Arizona’s living history from the rim to the river - and places in between.
The Grand Voyager Tours
|Our most adventurous tour, the Grand Voyager is for those looking for picture perfect views of the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead via air and exploring the Grand Canyon walls while sailing down the Colorado River!|
The Grand Celebration Helicopter Tours
|See the magnificent Hoover Dam, panoramic Lake Mead, and Grand Canyon West from the awe inspiring vantage point of a helicopter. This will be that Las Vegas Grand Canyon tour experience you will not forget.|
EACH RIDER MUST NOT WEIGH MORE THAN 200 LBS. (91 kilograms) FULLY DRESSED. Yes, we do weigh everyone. Each rider must be at least 4 feet, 7 inches (55 total inches or 1.38 meters) in height, regardless of previous riding experience. Each rider must be able to speak and understand fluent English. Each rider must be in good physical condition. Riders should not be afraid of heights or large animals. Rider cannot be pregnant.
The mules are carefully selected for strength, endurance, and temperament. They are thoroughly trained by the guides so that they are well adapted to the unique environment and work situation of the Grand Canyon. Although we have 80 years of experience in working with mules, they are animals and not always predictable. The restrictions we place on the rides are intended for safety and to avoid distracting or disturbing the mules. There is always an element of risk due to trail conditions, other trail users, and sudden appearances of wildlife native to the Grand Canyon. While serious accidents or injury seldom occur, risk is minimized by carefully following the Trail Guide's instructions.
Many riders will experience a great deal of soreness after having been on mules in the Grand Canyon all day. It is suggested that you not plan heavy activities for the day after your mule ride.
Mule Rides are available on a limited basis. If you do not make reservations at least 6 to 8 months in Advance, it is less likely that you will be able to secure a reservation on the Mule Ride.
Two-Day/One-Night Mule Trips to Phantom Ranch:
Overnight trips stay the night at Phantom Ranch, a rustic oasis nestled deep in the Canyon. Similar to the Plateau Point trip, you will have lunch at Indian Garden, then proceed along the cliffs of the Inner Gorge, across the Colorado River on the Suspension Bridge, and up Bright Angel Canyon on the north side of the river to Phantom Ranch. Each cabin is furnished with bunk beds, sink, toilet, bedding, soap, and towels. Showers are available. After breakfast the next morning, you return via the South Kaibab Trail, which provides different, yet more unforgettable, panoramic views. After reaching the top, you return via bus to Bright Angel Lodge in time for lunch.
The ride down is about 10½ miles (5½ hours) and back up is about 7.3 miles (4½ hours). We provide a small plastic bag for essential toiletries, extra underclothing, swimsuit, etc. Duffle Service is available for additional personal items. This service must be reserved and purchased in advance. This trip includes lunch at Indian Garden, a Steak Dinner at the Ranch, overnight accommodations in a cabin, and breakfast at Phantom Ranch.
For Mule Rides Contact Xanterra Central Reservations at:
1-888-297-2757 -OR- 1-303-297-2757 Int'l Toll