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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” (66 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 1 September 2017

Not everyone can eat at Phantom Ranch. It's difficult to get down there, and if you didn't think ahead and make a reservation they wont have a seat for you. We stayed at Phantom for two nights, and for variety we ate both the meat...More

Thank ACWilson
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We stayed in a cabin. The cabins are air conditioned and very comfortable. The Phantom ranch food is really good. We had beef stew one night and steak the second night. Very friendly and helpful staff who understand how fortunate we are to have the...More

1  Thank Karwendel52
Reviewed 27 July 2017

a hike to the ranch is NOT something you will do easily and it most defining is NOT something to try starting at 9 AM in the morning - LEAVE EARLY about 6 AM or even sooner and you MIGHT make it as long as...More

2  Thank fireman452
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This particular visit the Steak dinner was a little lacking. My steak was seared on the outside and medium rare on the inside, obviously cooked on a high heat. So I had a bit of the burned meat flavor, along with the juicy meat flavor...More

3  Thank Graendahl
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We stayed here while doing the overnight Mule ride, our cabin was clean and comfy. Food was delicious, just a little rushed. Fantastic walks around, loved it.

Thank Jules141110
Reviewed 10 June 2017

My husband and I stayed 1 night after hiking down South Kaibab trail. Obtaining a reservation is very hard but I was determined knowing they will soon go to a "lotto" system. After numerous calls, I was lucky to receive a night stay. We arrived...More

2  Thank TravelAngel101
Reviewed 10 June 2017

The main purpose of this review is to encourage folks to be patient and try for last minute reservations. After trying 2 consecutive months a year ahead of time (hitting the redial button on the phone repeatedly), I gave up and booked a Grand Canyon...More

1  Thank matkat7
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We had received backcounty permits 5 months before our Rim to Rim hike, but really wanted to stay at Phantom Ranch. We picked up spots from cancellations 10 days before our trip. Great location, beautiful scenery and thrilled I did not have to camp at...More

2  Thank Steve T
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The staff is what makes Phantom Ranch great! They truly are dedicated folks who make a Rim to Rim hike possible. Eating family style food, taking care of weary hikers, serving beer and wine, cleaning out the bunkhouse while an ever changing set of guests...More

2  Thank timjstark
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is just for the cantina/store. We camped at Bright Angel campground a quarter mile away. We did not stay at Phantom Ranch dorms or have there breakfast or dinner. Did have their lunch sack. It consisted of Bagel, Cream cheese, jelly, peanuts, Craisins, oreos,...More

4  Thank shmrq17
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, 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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