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 Ride departs at 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
November 1st through February 28/29th
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 and a half hours 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.