For the first time in more than 100 years, the Grand Canyon mule-riders are able to take in the breathtaking vistas of the Grand Canyon National Park while traveling along the rim of the canyon. Grand Canyon National Park Lodges is offering a four-mile, three-hour mule activity (two-hours in the saddle) that departs five miles east of the Historic Grand Canyon Village in the park. The mule ride travels along a new East Rim Trail built by the National Park Service. Wranglers will stop 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 15th through November 30th
The Mule Ride departs at 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
December 1st through March 14th
The Mule Ride departs at 9:00 a.m.
PRICING – The cost of the ride is $142.83 per person, including tax, and is subject to change without notice. A souvenir water bottle is included. Rain jackets are provided.
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 one hour before departure time. All riders must be at the main livery barn in Grand Canyon Village 15 minutes before departure. A short interpretive tour to the Yaki Barn and back is part of the adventure.