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Phantom Ranch

North Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
+1 888-297-2757
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“breakfast” (65 reviews)
“steak dinner” (35 reviews)
“chocolate cake” (26 reviews)
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North Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just got back into cell service and wanted to post about our amazing trip!! From booking our bunks at the ranch to our hotel stay the night before, everything was absolutely perfect! We arrived at the ranch after hiking down the S. Kaibab Trail. We...More

Thank frankandkelly2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Now a lottery to stay here. Book a year in advanced, girls dorm and men's dorms, bunk beds, air conditioner in them , 55. For your bunk. 5:00 dinner is steak , must be there by then, or 6:30 stew, 55. For steak or 35...More

1  Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 3 August 2018

After hiking the 7+ miles to phantom ranch, nothing is better than a shower and a good meal. Served family style at long tables, breakfast and dinners are warm, filling and delish. You must reserve ahead. Dinner choices are steak ( early seating only) beef...More

Thank minnewaskagirl
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Some of the reviews seem to have missed the fact that if you want a "real meal" that you have to make reservations in advance of your arrival. There are two breakfast times,"early" at 5:00 AM and "late" at 6:30 AM. Breakfast is family style...More

Thank SWTraveler898
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

There is no better way to experience the Grand Canyon than the mule ride to phantom ranch, and the steak dinner with 9 of your new best friends. This was wonderful. A little daunting for the first half hour, then you can sit back and...More

Thank Diana D
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

If you are one of “those people” who do more than look over the edge of the south rim of the Grand Canyon there is treasure at the bottom. Phantom Ranch. There are two ways to get here, mule or hike. For the mule ride...More

Thank Dan O
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

We arrived at the ranch after a 4.5 hrs hike down on the South Kaibab Trail. I knew they did not have any water or food on the trail down so we packed enough to cover that. The reviews I read (maybe I should have...More

2  Thank Nathalie N
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

We hiked down and camped at Bright Angle camp ground and then hiked to Cottonwood camp ground. Our first night we reserved a delicious steak dinner at Phantom Ranch. It happened to be Christmas and the staff was dressed as elves, which added a fun...More

1  Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Getting reservations here is difficult (need to book a year in advance) but so worth it. After a long hike down it is wonderful to get to the Phantom Ranch. They serve two dinners and you get as much as you can eat, just ask...More

Thank JKLS72
Reviewed 25 June 2018

The Hikers stew is one of the best stews I've ever had. The veggie chilli was nice but missed some heat for me. The chocolate brownie and chocolate cake were amazing but the pack up lunch is a bit odd and if, like me, you...More

Thank Tins76
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Bill E
16 May 2018|
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Response from edmondite | Reviewed this property |
Phantom Ranch is a camp with restaurant for Grand Canyon hikers. You must hike down or ride a mule to get down to it.
15 May 2017|
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Response from Wendy S | Reviewed this property |
I think that's right . . . except I remember there being special times when you could use the credit card. The establishment seemed to prefer cash.
Timothy G
3 April 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 28
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Grand Canyon National Park
  • Phone Number: +1 888-297-2757
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