Canyon Vistas mule riders should plan to provide their own rain gear as necessitated by local weather forecasts. All mule riders are strongly encouraged to check in at the Bright Angel Transportation Desk the day prior to their ride, and at a minimum at least 90 minutes prior to the ride. In addition, Canyon Vistas mule riders should plan to drive themselves to the Yaki Barn departure point; please allow up to 30 minutes. Maps and a parking pass will be provided when you check in at the Bright Angel Transportation Desk. You must reconfirm your reservation at least two (2) days prior to your tour date by calling 928-638-3283.
Grand Canyon mule riders are able to take in the breathtaking vistas of Grand Canyon National Park while traveling along the rim of the canyon. Grand Canyon National Park Lodges offer a four-mile, three-hour mule activity (two-hours in the saddle) that departs five miles east of the Historic Grand Canyon Village at the Yaki Barn. Bus transportation is included to and from Yaki Barn and the Historic Village Livery Barn. The mule ride travels along the East Rim Trail built by the National Park Service. Wranglers will stop at least six times along the trail to provide interpretive information about the geologic formations, human history, fire ecology, and more. There are up to 20 riders per departure.
March 1st through October 31st
The Mule Rides depart at 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (you must check in by 6:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. respectively).
November 1st through February 28/29th
The Mule Ride departs at 10:00 a.m. (you must check in by 8:30 a.m.).
PRICING – The cost of the ride is $152.85 per person, including tax, and is subject to change without notice. A souvenir water bottle is included.
All riders must be present to check-in at the Bright Angel Lodge’s transportation desk preferably the day before the ride or at least 90 minutes before departure time. All riders must be at the Historic Village Livery Barn 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure. A short interpretive tour to the Yaki Barn and back is part of the adventure.