FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Grand Canyon National Park’s south rim concessionaire
is ending a free service which had mules haul packages into the canyon,
typically goodies for river runners stopping at Phantom Ranch.
Xanterra said its mules will still haul letters and postcards to river runners
for free but that too many packages went unclaimed after sitting for weeks at
John Streit of Xanterra said the company will work with boaters and others to
haul urgently needed equipment or supplies. He said there’s been little pushback
from river runners.
The Arizona Daily Sun reported that Monday is the last
day before the restrictions begin.