The Grand Canyon has mules that will take you to the bottom of the canyon, but if you're looking for something a little shorter, another mule ride still provides the Grand Canyon experience.

Mules have been transporting visitors up and down the Grand Canyon since 1887.

For years, taking a mule ride down to the bottom of the canyon was a thrilling but grueling zig-zag ride, not for the faint of heart.

Now, these so-called "long-eared taxis of Xanterra" are taking riders on a new canyon vista trail, along the east rim.

The 4.5-mile ride is flat and offers views of the canyon, as well as some of its history. Quite simply, the ride is breathtaking and informative.

Guides cover a number of topics, include Native American history, pioneer to the area, miners, and much more.

It's a beautiful slice of heaven riding beside one of the Seven Wonders of the World.