Todays episode features another great segment in our Where to Next? part of our Destination series that we are showcasing. We are travelling to the Grand Canyon, where Mules are the famous and most requested mode of transportation. Hear all about when is the best time to go, the different ride options and especially where you can ride those mules. Please continue to submit your topic ideas for future shows.
The Grand Canyon, something for everyone.
Are you ready for one of the most breath taking experiences of your life? Then you won’t want to miss the fact that the Grand Canyon is one of the world’s seven wonders. The Grand canyon is truly a treasure unlike anything else on earth. There are essentially three main rims of Grand Canyon National Park – South, West, and North Rims, with the East Rim reaching out more towards the Lake Powell area, which includes attractions like Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon. The Grand Canyon touches four states: Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado. The most accessible and popular states to see the Grand Canyon is though Arizona (South Rim) and Nevada (West Rim). As we mention in the podcast, it is very easy to visit from Phoenix or Las Vegas.
Horses may be iconic to the American West, but the equine of choice at Grand Canyon has long been its hybrid relative, the mule. These animals combine the sure-footedness of a burro with the larger size and strength of a horse, and have been carrying canyon visitors since the late 1800’s. More than 600,000 people have taken Grand Canyon mule rides since they were first offered in 1887.
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Ute (India) Heather (Canada)
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- Mule rides in the Canyon
- Camping with your Horse
- Best time to visit
- Renting a Horse or Mule vs bringing your own
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- Where is the Grand Canyon
- Things you didn’t know about mules
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