Phantom Ranch in Grand
Canyon National Park - Arizona
Phantom Ranch is a comfortable
oasis nestled at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. It is tucked in beside Bright
Angel Creek on the north side of the Colorado River and is the only lodging
facility below the Canyon rim. The Ranch can only be reached by mule, by foot,
or by rafting the Colorado River and is a popular stop-over point for hikers and
mule riders traveling to the bottom of the Canyon via the famous Bright Angel or
Kaibab trails. Open year-round.
The ranch was designed by architect Mary E. J. Colter and
completed in 1922. The rustic cabins and main lodge are
built of wood and native stone and do not intrude on the
natural beauty and solitude of the setting. Overnight
accommodations at Phantom Ranch consist of dormitory spaces
and cabins. Cabins and dormitories are heated and cooled
during the summer months.
Dormitories are separate for women and men -- each has ten
bunk beds, a shower, and restroom. Phantom Ranch offers
eleven unique, rustic cabins. Each is furnished with a set
of bunk beds, all bedding, cold water sink, toilet, liquid
soap, and towels. Showers are provided at a central
Cabin accommodations at Phantom Ranch are included with the
overnight mule trips. Cabin accommodations and
dormitory-style lodging are available to overnight hikers
with an advance reservation. A National Park Service
campground is also located nearby and requires a backcountry
permit. A backcountry permit is NOT required for people
staying in Phantom Ranch dorms or cabins.
Also popular is the
Phantom Ranch Canteen where meals, beverages, and sundries are
available for adventurous travelers who journey to the bottom of the
Canyon. Meals MUST be reserved well in advance of your descent. Mule
trips do include a lunch on the way down, steak dinner that night
and a breakfast the next morning before the ride out. Hikers need to
reserve meals separately and well in advance.
Be sure to make lodging and dining reservations at Phantom Ranch as
far in advance as possible. We recommend that all meals be reserved
at the same time room reservations are made.
Reservations are accepted for stays up to 13 months in advance. On
the first of each month, we will begin accepting reservations for
the entire month of the following year. For example, on September 1,
2012, reservations through September 30, 2013 are accepted.
Phantom Ranch Reservations
Phantom Ranch is not available for online reservations, however we
are happy to process your request via our
Reservation Request form. Please be sure to include a billing
address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address to expedite a
response. Remember to always provide complete information on any
correspondence. Please do not use this form to request group
reservations. Please note that on the first of each month, our
staff's priority is directed to answering phone calls. Therefore the
Reservation Request Forms, e-mails or faxes are not recommended when
requesting reservations at Phantom Ranch on the first of the month.
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