Grand Canyon Mules

Mule party with Teddy Roosevelt at the head

The famous Grand Canyon mules are an experience many visitors just cannot miss. You can choose a day trip through the rim forest to The Abyss overlook west of Grand Canyon village. Or, if you want the classic Grand Canyon mule trip, ride the mules down the Bright Angel Trail and spend the night at Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the canyon.

Xanterra, a park concessionaire operating by permit from the National Park Service, operates mule trips on Grand Canyon trails. For further information about mule trips, see Xanterra's website.

While my interest in natural history has added very little to my sum of achievement, it has added immeasurably to my sum of enjoyment in life. -Theodore Roosevelt