Mule Trips

3 photos: left to right. Mule riders under colorful cottonwood tree at Phantom Ranch, mules descending switchbacks, Mules in rain on North Rim trail
Grand Canyon Mule Rides. left to right: South Rim - Phantom Ranch, Bright Angel Trail switchbacks, North Rim riders descending North Kaibab Trail.

South Rim Mule Trips

are offered year round.

Visit Xanterra's website for more details and to book a trip. Or call (303) 297-2757 or toll free (888) 297-2757.
♦ South Rim Mule rides may be booked 15 months in advance and fill up early. Plan ahead!
♦ Reservations for Phantom Ranch trips are by an online lottery.
A waiting list is only maintained for day-before cancellations, and chances of obtaining reservations on the waiting list are slim. For day-before waiting list information, call (928) 638-2631 or contact the Bright Angel Lodge transportation desk inside the park.

Restrictions - Riders Must Be:
♦ At least 9 years of age.
♦ Be at least 57 inches (4'9") tall.
♦ Weigh less than 200 lbs. or 225 lbs fully dressed (depending upon the trip)
♦ Be able to understand instructions in English.

Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

North Rim Mule Rides

are offered May 15th through Oct. 15th.

Visit Grand Canyon Trail Rides' website at for details or to book a trip, or call (435) 679-8665.
♦ North Rim mule trips do not go to the Colorado River.
♦ One-hour rides along the rim and ½ day rim or inner canyon trips are usually available on a daily basis.
♦ Register in the lobby of the Grand Canyon Lodge (on the North Rim) at the Canyon Trail Rides Desk, open 7am-5pm daily.

♦ 7 or 10 year age limit, depending on trip.
♦ 200 lb/94 kg or 220 lb/102 kg weight limit, depending on trip.

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National Forest Trail Rides - South Rim

One-hour and two-hour trail rides through the pines of the Kaibab National Forest and twilight campfire and wagon rides are available. Both horses and mules are utilized. Apache Stables is located just outside of the South Entrance to Grand Canyon National Park at the north end of the community of Tusayan. For information and reservations call (928) 638-2891.

Last updated: February 5, 2021

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