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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” (63 reviews)
“steak dinner” (33 reviews)
“chocolate cake” (26 reviews)
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North Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

After hiking down into the canyon, this charming Canteen is a welcome gathering spot! They serve breakfast at two seatings: 5am & 6:30am (must be reserved in advance). Breakfast is the best meal: bacon, scrambled eggs, pancakes, orange juice and coffee. Dinner also has two...More

2  Thank joyful1LasVegas
Reviewed 22 April 2017

After the arduous journey of descent to the Colorado River from the South Rim, enjoying the delicious and hearty meal was a blessing. The food was spectacular, and the service was excellent. Breakfast the next morning was no less exceptional. Food was fabulous, and no...More

Thank Djw1228
Reviewed 2 April 2017

A night at Phantom Ranch might not be glamorous, and most overnight guests stay in gender-based dorms, but the nights are fun sharing stories about what happened on the trail, how sore people are, etc. One person provided the service at the Canteen (where our...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We rode the mules down to the ranch and were so thrilled to see it after our 61/2 hour ride. We crossed the Colorado River on a sturdy suspension bridge and entered the ranch area. We were greeted by the ranch mgr who gave us...More

2  Thank sunlovr2
Reviewed 11 February 2017

On other trips to the Grand Canyon we have been fortunate to score a bed here, last minute! But not this trip. We had to content ourselves with trips halfway down and back up. Still Phantom Ranch holds a special place in my heart...such a...More

Thank happyme_13
Reviewed 19 January 2017

On our recent trip to The Grand Canyon we had the opportunity to camp at The Bright Angel Campground right beside Phantom Ranch. We were celebrating my husband's 40th Birthday so we decided to celebrate with a breakfast beer at Phantom Ranch. Everything is brought...More

Thank Shannon S
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I was here for Christmas 2016. I stayed here for Christmas Eve & Christmas day. I stayed in one of the male dorm rooms. Had steak dinner on Christmas Eve. On Christmas day we had roasted turkey & ham for dinner. A selection of pies...More

1  Thank photohiker
Reviewed 6 January 2017

When backpacking in the winter it gets dark early and you find yourself with nothing to do -- it's cold (campfires aren't allowed) and dark. The Phantom Ranch is open in the evenings from about 8 or 8:30 (I can't remember which) for two hours....More

1  Thank TBSuz
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We had time to sit and talk. Really just get to know people-like without cell phones stuck in the hands! The food in great and the place is perfect.If you want to step back and relax; this is Eden.

Thank blueridgealleycat
Reviewed 22 November 2016

I read somewhere that the Phantom Ranch is the most difficult hotel to reserve in the world. So first we called over a year before to get a reservation. All of our group of 6 called Xanterra and 2 of us actually got through. So...More

3  Thank Douglas B
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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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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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