What is a mule ride?
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.
Is the mule ride in the Grand Canyon worth it?
The trip was well worth the money, we had an amazing time! The views were stunning and our travel guide John was knowledgeable and friendly. There is no riding experience necessary for this activity.
How much does it cost to ride the mules down the Grand Canyon?
Mule ride options include 1-3 hour rides along the rim of the canyon, 3-hour rides into the canyon, and multi-day trips to the bottom of the canyon. The cost ranges from $50 to $700. You cannot ride if you weigh more than 225 lbs.
Is a mule a donkey?
Mule: The result of a donkey stallion mating with a female horse. Mules tend to have the head of a donkey and the extremities of a horse. Hinny: The result of a horse stallion mating with a female donkey. Hinnies are less common than mules and there might be subtle differences in appearance.
How long does it take to ride a mule to bottom of Grand Canyon?
The entire adventure to include travel time to and from the barn is 3 hours. The Mule Wranglers that lead the trip will stop six times along the trail to provide interpretive information about the geologic formations, cultural history, the area’s native people, the surrounding forest and more.
How safe are Grand Canyon mule rides?
As he said, the Grand Canyon mules have an EXCELLENT safety record. One thing about mules is that they have a very finely tuned sense of self-preservation. They are highly unlikely to do anything that endangers them, and that means they are just as unlikely to do anything that endangers you!
Are mules safe to ride?
Mules are often considered superior to horses when it comes to trail riding—there’s nothing better for riding in the steep mountains. They are more sure-footed, tend to be smoother gaited and because of the aforementioned self-preservation and less flight response, some consider them safer than horses.