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Phantom Ranch

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Phantom Ranch is a historic oasis nestled at the bottom of Grand Canyon. It is on the north side of the Colorado River tucked in beside Bright Angel Creek. Make sure to put in your Phantom Ranch reservations, as its the only lodging below the canyon rim, and can only be reached by mule, on foot or…


For Campers

  • Market
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Reservable
  • Showers

For Vehicles


    • Walk In
      Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
    • Hike In
      Hike a trail to your campsite
    • Boat In
      Boat to your campsite


    8 Reviews of Phantom Ranch

    Ratings Breakdown

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    Reviewed Jun. 26, 2020

    Unfair cancellation

    After years of trying to get a Phantom Ranch reservation, I was thrilled to finally secure a spot for myself and my husband in October, 2020. However, I was just notified that my reservation was arbitrarily cancelled because of maintenance. I understand that repairs periodically need to be made,…

    FREDRICK C.The Dyrt PRO User
    Reviewed Jul. 31, 2019

    Phantom Ranch, Grand Canyon

    like the previous reviewers, you need to have reservations to stay at the ranch. i looked for a reservation, they were full, put my name on the lottery list, and got a spot the next day. Super lucky we were. Hike down not bad, about 4 hrs down, and hike up not too bad about 4 1/2 hours. Its was 123…

    • crossing suspension bridge over colorado river
    • arrival at ranch!!
    • sign as you  walk into ranch
    Site#13 bunk house
    Reviewed Jun. 1, 2019

    10/10 would recommend

    This site is incredible! The staff at the cantina are friendly, the camp grounds and facilities are clean and the scenery is breathtaking.


    Phantom Ranch is located in Arizona


    Hiking is one of the most rewarding ways to see the Grand Canyon, and is also the most difficult. The walk to Phantom Ranch is approximately 7.5 miles down the South Kaibab Trail (average hiking time is 4-5 hours down) and 10 miles on the Bright Angel Trail (average hiking time down is 4-6 hours, average hiking time up is 6-10 hours). A good rule of thumb is for every hour it takes to hike down, it will take two to hike up. Summer temperatures can reach 120° F (49° C). Winter conditions can be icy and treacherous.


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    112.09586655 W

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