AAA Editor Notes
South Rim Mule Trips depart from a point near the trailhead of the Bright Angel Trail. Offered through Grand Canyon National Parks Lodges, guided overnight mule trips take visitors along the Bright Angel Trail to Phantom Ranch in the bottom of the canyon. There also is the 3-hour Canyon Vistas mule ride through Kaibab Forest along the canyon rim.
Note: For safety purposes, riders must be fluent in English, be taller than 4 feet 7 inches, and weigh no more than 200 pounds when fully dressed (including equipment) for the Phantom Ranch ride or 225 pounds for the Canyon Vistas ride. The trips are strenuous and should be undertaken only by those in good physical condition; pregnant women are not permitted on the trips.