NileGuide Expert Says:
With trust comes the realization that your mule could probably take you down the canyon with its eyes closed. Guides will accompany you on this 10-mile journey to the oasis at the bottom.
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Taking a mule into the Grand Canyon is perhaps one of the most nostalgic experiences one can have in this endless abyss. Phantom Ranch cabins provide all the accommodations and amenities you will need, deep at the bottom of the canyon. Visitors will have the option of staying one or two nights. Reservations are required, both for a night's stay at Phantom Ranch as well as the burro. Make these reservations as far in advance as possible as spots fill up fast, particularly in the summer. Though difficult and terrifying at first, riders should trust the mule. Know, as you peer hundreds of feet below, that the mule has done this trip hundreds of times. Guides are very knowledgeable and will stop at some key points where photography is at its best.
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