"The Only Place to Stay - Literally!" Phantom Ranch Tip by Nicckie

Phantom Ranch, Grand Canyon National Park: 375 reviews and 8 photos

  Celebrating the hike into the Canyon!
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  • Celebrating the hike into the Canyon! - Grand Canyon National Park
      Celebrating the hike into the Canyon!
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  • The dormitories at Phantom Ranch - Grand Canyon National Park
      The dormitories at Phantom Ranch
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  • The serene path at Phantom Ranch - Grand Canyon National Park
      The serene path at Phantom Ranch
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  • Interior of the Dormitory - Grand Canyon National Park
      Interior of the Dormitory
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  • A ringtail cat with cool blue eyes - Grand Canyon National Park
      A ringtail cat with cool blue eyes
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With only 1 place to stay at the bottom of the canyon in a national park that has over 5 million visitors per year to the area, you can imagine that in order for this place to maintain its efficiency, there are some rules to be had and that's what this place is about.

No frills establishment, with mostly basic dormitory style sleeping accommodations, you better be ready to be on time for dinner when the bell rings or prepared to go to bed hungry. But with all the rules, this place is friendly and provides a toasty hot shower after a grueling day hiking!

And don't forget to arrive at the canteen before 3:30 pm so you can get a cold can of Tecate to celebrate your arrival when you first check in! (Canteen closes until 8pm otherwise)...

Unique Qualities: Be sure to look out for the ringtail cats that hang outside the canteen after dinner looking for extra scraps of food! They look like raccoons and were harmless, as far as we could tell. Kind of a fun little critter to check out in the wild.

Address: North Kaibab Trail, South Rim, bottom of Grand Canyon, Arizona, 86023, United States
Price Comparison: least expensive
Phone: +1 888-297-2757
Price: US$40-80
Theme: Campground
Website: http://www.grandcanyonlodges.com/lodging/phantom-ranch/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 7, 2009
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