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Cape Royal Drive

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
+1 928-638-7609
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Scenic Drive on the North Rim of Grand Canyon

We visited on a Sunday morning in September and it was refreshingly uncrowded. Cape Royal Drive... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
CrankingChick
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Tucson, Arizona
Great Drive to Cape Royal

Cape Royal has several short walks out to scenic view points and is well worth the extra drive to... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2018
Rachel L
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Newark, Delaware
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Many of the Grand Canyon's most spectacular panoramas can be viewed along this scenic drive, including Point Imperial and Cape Royal itself (elevation 7,865 feet,) the southernmost viewpoint on the North Rim.
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  • Average1%
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"angels window"
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"beautiful drive"
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"colorado river"
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"imperial point"
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"spring trail"
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"twists and turns"
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"two lane road"
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"extra drive"
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"take your time"
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"mile round trip"
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"paved trail"
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"outstanding views"
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

We visited on a Sunday morning in September and it was refreshingly uncrowded. Cape Royal Drive starts at AZ67 just a couple of miles north of the visitor center and lodge, and leads east/southeast for about 20 miles to Cape Royal. It's a paved two-lane...More

4  Thank CrankingChick
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Cape Royal has several short walks out to scenic view points and is well worth the extra drive to get there!

Thank Rachel L
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

There is so much scenery and not enough adjectives to describe it. The drive is wonderful, the views overwhelming. Angels Window was a surprise. Be sure to take the Cliff Springs Trail on your way out.

Thank OtPot
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

I'm sure you've heard the North Rim has greater solitude & smaller crowds. One of the best things to see on the North Rim is the drive out to Cape Royal. On the way you will have a number of viewpoints to stop and admire....More

1  Thank dremmettdc
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This is a must take drive at the north rim. I would never have guessed that this drive would provide spectacular turnout views frequently, and a spsectacular walk at the end to multiple breath taking views. I thought these views were better than those from...More

Thank Wohlerguy
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

A nice twisty road that travels through densely wooded areas of pine, aspen and box elder. You can spot wildlife along the drive. There's a couple of viewpoints along the way that provide different perspectives of the canyon.

Thank Don M
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is my favorite viewpoint in the North rim. There are a number of great spots to enjoy. The road is a little on the tight side, so watch for other cars & especially RV's.

Thank B2843IYbillk
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We drove out to the Cape Royal to hike the Cape Final trail. The road was beautiful with amazying views around every corner. It was a bit narrow and scarey at time with all the twists and turns. Several hikes and overlooks along the road....More

Thank Rosemarie63090
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Absolutely outstanding views. Pleasantly uncrowded. Better than views from the lodge, in our opinion. Easy trail.

Thank occdoc7
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

We drove from the lodge stopping at the outlooks until we reached Cape Royal. Beautiful sights along the way and a nice one mile hike at the point. Took us about 3 hours round trip including many stops for short walks and pictures

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Cindy V
3 March 2018|
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Response from CrankingChick | Reviewed this property |
Hi Cindy, I'm happy to try to help you. The answer to your question depends... when are you planning to go, and which part of the canyon do you want to visit? The area around Grand Canyon can get winter weather, and the... More
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elenibuu
3 September 2016|
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Response from fanasfreaks | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we drove a ford flex which sits very low. The roads are paved.
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RQ241
19 January 2015|
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Response from 55461Traveler |
No it might take 45 minutes one way.
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