This is one of the most remote lodgings on the planet, but its location on the floor of the Grand Canyon hasn't put a dent in its popularity—it routinely sells out the first day reservations are available, 13 months in advance. Locale aside, the ranch’s nine air-conditioned cabins are pleasant but ultimately unremarkable, with a concrete floor, as many as 10 bunk beds, and a toilet and a sink, but little else. However, this is the only place on the bottom of the canyon where you can get a hot shower, a cold beer, and a roof over your head. The setting is like nothing else on Earth—you see the canyon and only the canyon, and have easy access to trails along the Colorado River and to Ribbon Falls—and you'll only get here via a hike, mule ride, or raft trip. Despite the popularity of the ranch, there are often cancellations due to weather or people not making the require 200-pound weight limit for the mule ride; contact the Bright Angel Transportation Desk ([tel] 928/638-2631, ext. 6015) to get on the waiting list when you arrive and you might just get lucky, especially in the colder months.
Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park› Hotel
Bottom of the canyon
Our Rating Neighborhood Inside The Park Phone 888/297-2757 or 928/638-2631 Prices $45–$50 dorm bed; $150–$165 cabin for 4 people. Duffel service (baggage service via mule): $65–$70 (each way) Amenities Restaurant Units 7 4-person cabins, 2 cabins for up to 10 people, 4 10-person dorms Web site Phantom Ranch Other Most cabins are reserved as part of mule-trip overnight packages
MapBottom of the canyon Grand Canyon National Park
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