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An 11-mile scenic drive on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
AZ State Route 67, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86022
+1 928-638-7888
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Reviewed 16 September 2014

Imperial point is one of the best place to see the overlook of the canyon This is very easy point to access but road is narrow winding. When we get there there were only 3 people in the place so it was very calm and...More

3  Thank Iranga N
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Extremely easy to get to and spectacular views. Nice place to stop for picnic lunch or just walk around.

1  Thank Dennis C
Reviewed 26 August 2014

But that could be because I was the driver and was trying to keep my eyes on the road. There were some serious dropoffs and no rails. Lots of twists and turns and a slow speed limit. It was only a few miles but took...More

2  Thank ShifraToronto
Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

The drive is very nice to the trailhead. We did the trail (only passed about 10 people on up and back). The trail is very good. There are views of the canyon that show up when the trail moves closer to the edge. The best...More

Thank oldbarney1
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Shorter drive than Cape Royal drive, with equally spectacular views. I think the view at Point Imperial is probably the best of all the views on either drive. Well worth taking the time to drive out and get out at the various view points. How...More

1  Thank 2kwaldo
Reviewed 24 October 2012

At cape royal road intersection take the left fork up the road 3 miles to the viewpoint. There is ample parking , clean pit toilets,an overlook area with guard rails, and a trail to explore. The highest viewpoint on any rim of the canyon gives...More

2  Thank mountiamsandcanyons
Reviewed 25 September 2012

This is the highest point on the North Rim and offers the most amazing views. On a clear day you can see for miles and miles on a hazy day the view is quite eerily beautiful.

1  Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 9 January 2012

If you're at the North Rim, you should definitely drive to Point Imperial. It's the highest viewpoint on either rim, and because it's pretty far north, you get some views of the inner canyon to the north from a pretty-neat bird's-eye view.

1  Thank TravelsWithRuby
Reviewed 31 August 2011

Definately take this drive - views are amazing. Very easy lookouts. Every the teenagers said it was worth it!!

1  Thank 3466traveller
Reviewed 31 July 2011

This road is about 3 miles long from Cape Royal and is worth the detour. Point Imperial at the end is the highest viewpoint of the entire Grand Canyon (about 8800 feet elevation). It's also one of the most northern, so you get views of...More

1  Thank SnowyShasta
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4 November 2017|
Response from dtoliphant7 | Reviewed this property |
From my knowledge that road should be closed as part of the annual park closure from mid October to mid March.