Best use of mules: Phantom Ranch, Grand Canyon
Why we love it: The only way to get to the ranch, an oasis at the bottom of the canyon, is by river raft, a steep 9.6-mile trek, or a mule
ride. Mules can also haul your duffel if you hike. Mail? Delivered by mule.
Don’t miss: The adorable Mary Colter–designed cabins. From $43; grandcanyonlodges.com