Phantom Ranch Grand Canyon
Phantom Ranch is not actually a ranch, but a group of bunks and cabins for rent at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Located next to the Bright Angel Campground, this historic location provides meals and lodging for hikers and mule riders who made reservations well in advance for this unique experience. Phantom Ranch is one of the few hike-in lodges in the National Park System and the only place to stay in the bottom of Grand Canyon National Park without setting up a tent.
Hikers and Riders get to the ranch via the hiking the Grand Canyon on the North Kaibab, South Kaibab or Bright Angel Trails which vary in distance from 7 to 14 miles. This is one of the best hikes and/or mule rides in the world, especially when you get a real bed to sleep in at the end of the day. Phantom Ranch has both dorms and cabins for people want more privacy. The Cantina is where all the meals are served at the Ranch, including a full breakfast or dinner, as well as a boxed lunch. When the Cantina is not serving meals, it opens to the general public and hikers and ranchers can both relax, get out of the heat and enjoy a snack or a cold beer. Read the guide below to learn more.