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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We hiked down and back with our 12 year old daughter and her friend. I had planned on using the duffle service so we wouldn't have to carry our stuff, but in the end it didn't seem like we needed very much and it was easier than coordinating a drop off at the Bright Angel lodge the day before. Phantom...

3Thank worldschooling
Chebanse, Illinois
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Hiked it twice and last time was in 2010.Stayed at ranch both times and was right up there with some of my best vacations as I have hiked many places in the western states and have done a lot of off roading also. It is no stroll in the park but some of the best places to look at the...

3Thank James G
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Hiking to Phantom Ranch was a bucket list item for me in the year of my 60th birthday. Made the reservation at Phantom 13 months in advance. The hike down the So. Kaibab (6 hours down) and up the Bright Angel (9 hours up) the following day was difficult but doable. October was the perfect time to go as temperatures...

1Thank Kevin N
Tacoma, Washington
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We were asked by friends to take someone's spot that was reserved for the south rim hike down the Grand Canyon to stay the night at Phantom Ranch. We were then scheduled to hike back up the Canyon the next morning. We took the Kalinin route down the Canyon and had to refrain from taking too many pictures as the...

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New Orleans, LA
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This was our 2nd mule ride down to Phantom Ranch. It is a spectacular one-of-a-kind experience. But be warned; you are on a large animal riding rough terrain for 5-6 hours. The scenery is beautiful(if you allow yourself to look), but unless you ride regularly, your muscles will be sore, and at times, you will be uncomfortable physically & mentally....

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Redding, CA
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

After the mule ride into Phantom Ranch, we were immediately and warmly greeted by the Ranch manager. We had prearranged our meals and cabin for the overnight stay. The setting was friendly with hikers, rafters, and mule skinners from around the world, even though communication was tough with the various languages, of which I know none, we all shared a...

1Thank JoeRedding_CA
Chandler, Arizona
Reviewed 10 October 2016

You can only get to Phantom Ranch if you hike in, take a mule in or ride in on the Colorado River. There are dorms and caverns for which you may need to make a reservation a year in advance for. Bring earplugs if you are in the dorms as somebody is gonna snore. And needless to say this is...

1Thank David H
Reviewed 16 September 2016

After a day of hiking in the sun and getting to the bottom of the Grand Canyon what a great greeting we got in the form of air conditioning! It was only 101F but the bunk rooms are air conditioned as well as the area you check in and eat. The food is okay but we did not visit this...

Thank Jack D
New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Didn't stay at Phantom Ranch, but camped out at Bright Angel Campground, which is 50m away. Had dinner at Phantom Ranch, though. My husband and I hiked from the North Rim to the South. The day we arrived at Phantom, we had come from Cottonwood, which is about 6.1 miles away. We quite tired from having hiked down the North...

1Thank Annabel T
Reviewed 9 September 2016

The hike and mule ride down to the bottom of the Grand Canyon are both amazing experiences. When arriving at Phantom Ranch, you are greeted by very kind people that work very hard to enhance this experience. The food is very good. Travelers must remember that all the food and supplies are brought down everyday by the mules. The accommodations...

3Thank ohiomaureen

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Phantom Ranch is a historic oasis nestled at the bottom of Grand Canyon. It is on the north side of the Colorado River tucked in beside Bright Angel Creek. Phantom is the only lodging below the canyon rim. The Ranch can only be reached by mule, by foot or by rafting the Colorado River. Overnight accommodations at Phantom Ranch consist of dormitory spaces and cabins. Cabins and dormitories are heated in winter and cooled during the summer months. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Phantom Ranch

Address: North Kaibab Trail, South Rim, bottom of Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Region: United States > Arizona > Grand Canyon National Park
Price Range: $69 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Phantom Ranch 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Phantom Ranch Hotel Grand Canyon National Park
Phantom Ranch Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon Phantom Ranch
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“If you can get a cabin do it! The dorms are very tight.”
 of 5 bubbles genmackenzie, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Any room is good”
  • 2 room bunk cabin
 of 5 bubbles worrellj2, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The small cabins are the way to go if you can get one!”
  • Black Bridge Leading to Phantom Ranch
 of 5 bubbles JJames04, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“either cabins, dorms or camping are the choices”
 of 5 bubbles 450caroline, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you have a group of 4 or more you can get a cabin if you wish to be together. The dorms are separate for men and women.”
 of 5 bubbles DennisFoss, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
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