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Grand Canyon Hotels

Phantom Ranch

  • Practical Base


  • Only inner-canyon lodging option
  • Fabulous canyon views
  • Remote access limits crowds


  • Accessible only by foot or mule
  • Few amenities or means of outside communication

Updated 05/23/2014

Fodor's Review

In a grove of cottonwood trees on the canyon floor, Phantom Ranch is accessible only to hikers and mule trekkers; there are 40 dormitory beds and 14 beds in cabins, all with shared baths. The wood-and-stone buildings originally made up a hunting camp built in 1922. Additional cabins are reserved for mule riders, who buy their trips as a package. The mess hall–style restaurant, one of the most remote eating establishments in the United States, serves family-style dinners

(purchased separately); breakfast and box lunches are also available. Reservations, taken up to 13 months in advance, are a must for services and lodging.

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Hotel Information


On canyon floor, at intersection of Bright Angel and Kaibab trails, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, 86052, United States


303-297–2757; 888-297–2757

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 4 dormitories and 9 cabins (some cabins with outside showers reserved for mule riders)
  • Some meals

Updated 05/23/2014


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