Phantom Ranch

Phantom Ranch is truly an oasis in a beautiful place. As the only lodge at the bottom of the Grand Canyon near Kaibab / Bright Angel trails, Phantom Ranch is without a doubt a great place to stay at a very reasonable price.

The Phantom Ranch Canteen provides hearty breakfasts and sack lunches to adventurous travelers who journey to the bottom of the Canyon. Plan ahead to order the stew dinner (later seating) or the steak dinner (early seating) for when you arrive. Vegetarian options of bean stew are available as well.

Booking at phantom ranch is normally done 13 months in advance. Advance reservations are required for either overnight mule ride packages or hiker overnight accommodations and meals.

Open year-round, the ranch is only accessible by mule, by foot, or by rafting the Colorado River. It is a well coveted place to rest while hiking down and up the Grand Canyon. The beauty of the inner canyon cannot be truly appreciated any other way. The NPS Ranger at Phantom Ranch gives two daily talks about the history of the site and takes visitors scorpion night hunting.

Take some time to stop and soak your feet and legs in the Bright Angel Creek – it is so cold and amazing! Better than ice.

Built in 1922, Phantom Ranch continues to be one of the most popular destinations in the national park system. Phantom Ranch is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and holds the distinction of being one of the only two places left in America whose mail is still delivered by mule.


Phantom Ranch provides heated and air conditioned dormitory spaces and cabins that are segregated into male and female. An alarm clock, sink and toilet are also included in the accommodations. The shower house is just a short walk away and has everything you need with hot water and good towels. A combination soap/shampoo is provided so you don’t need to carry your own.

Room Rates:

$100 – $180

Please note: These prices are rack rates and only meant as guidance for pricing. Please call hotel for exact rate.

Central Reservations Hours of Operation
Daily – 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Mountain Time
Toll-free within the U.S. 888-29-PARKS (888-297-2757)
Outside the U.S. 303-29-PARKS (303-297-2757)

North Kaibab Trail, North Rim,
AZ 86052, United States