Through December 31, 2018, ten mule riders are designated as a Group. As of January 1, 2019, parties of 10 mule riders may book their reservation by either calling our Central Reservations office at 303-297-2757 or 888-297-2757, or via the website:
RIDER QUALIFICATIONS: (These apply to all mule ride activities)
For group reservations through December 31, 2018, group space opens to requests on the 1st of each month, for the entire same named month of the next year (i.e. Group space for July 1-31 the following year may be requested beginning on July 1 the prior year, etc.) via written request only. Requests received on the first of the month (no earlier than 12:00:01 a.m. Mountain Standard Time [MST] – Grand Canyon does not observe daylight saving time) will be processed prior to requests received before midnight (which is still the last day of the previous month), since the request period is closed at that time.
Less than 10 people
Through December 31, 2018, parties with less than 10 people must make their reservations directly with our Central Reservations office at Xanterra Travel Collection. Phone: 303-297-2757 or 888-297-2757. As of January 1, 2019, parties of up to 10 mule riders may book their reservation by contacting our Central Reservations office at Xanterra Travel Collection. Phone: 303-297-2757 or 888-297-2757.
Requests should be printed or typed in BLACK ink on the request form provide below and must include:
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One-night ride (available all year)
Two-night ride (available only from November 1 – March 31)
Our mules are thoroughly trained, and are well adapted to the unique environment and work situation at Grand Canyon. Although we have over 100 years of experience working with mules, they are animals and not always predictable. The restrictions we place on our rides are intended for safety and to avoid distracting or disturbing the mules. There are always elements of risk due to trail conditions, other trail users, and sudden appearances of wildlife native to Grand Canyon. While serious accidents or injury seldom occur, risk is minimized by carefully following the trail guide’s instructions.
If space is available for your group, you will receive a contract within 2-3 weeks. If space is not available, notification will be sent within 1 week. Requests are responded to in the same order that they are received. Any requests received prior to Midnight will be addressed last.
A deposit in the amount of 50% of all items booked for the group is due 14 days from the date a contract is issued, with the balance due 90 days prior to the group’s arrival. Do not include a form of payment with your request.
Group reservations must be cancelled at least 30 days prior to arrival to receive a refund.
Less than 10 people
Parties with less than 10 people must make their reservations directly with our Central Reservations office at Xanterra Parks & Resorts. Phone: 303-297-2757 or 888-297-2757.