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A mule ride called Canyon Vistas was launched in the summer of 2013. It follows the park’s East Rim Trail, which also opened then. The trade-off: You don’t get to ride down into the canyon, only along its edge. But then again, you don’t have to spend all day on a mule—just 2.5 hours, which for many of us is plenty.