The Grandest Ride
See the Grand Canyon from a unique perspective - astride a mule.
This beautifully-photographed book offers a glimpse into the world of the Grand Canyon mule - they livery operation at the South Rim, the experience of a trail ride with its jaw-dropping scenic views, and the lives of the mules themselves.
For more than one hundred years, mules have carried people and supplies up and down the steep trails of the Grand Canyon. These sure-footed creatures have been instrumental in the construction and maintenance of the South Rim water pipeline, the trail system, and Phantom Ranch. Instead of hiking it, visitors can still ride mules into the canyon just as the first tourists did in the 1800s. After descending through layers of rock that represent almost two billion years of the earth's history, the "dudes" astride mules reach Phantom Ranch, where they can finally dismount, get some rest, and enjoy a steak dinner.
softcover, 44 pages
measures 9" x 10.5"