Cape Royal Drive
Cape Royal Drive
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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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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Google says the road is closed from Oct on for the winter but we didn’t find that to be true. We were there Oct 25 and were able to drive to Point Imperial and Cape Royal Point. The NPS north rim visitor center IS closed however and there was one bathroom open but nothing else in terms of food and facilities. Absolutely beautiful views though and highly recommend. Very few people.
Written 6 November 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon we spent exploring Cape Royal Drive. It is best to give yourself 4 hours to be able to stop at all the lookouts and not be rushed. Angels Window and Cape Royal Point were our favorite spots.
Written 3 October 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
Worth the drive, no crowds, quiet, multiple viewing areas, bathrooms at the parking area, good picnic areas outside of north rim visitor center too.
Written 10 July 2023
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dixiepeach
Kansas City, MO
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
It’s over a 15 mile drive on a narrow and twisting paved road but it’s worth it! We saw a few deer and a flock of turkeys both times we drove this road. By September 19 some of the Aspen trees were already sporting their electric yellow foliage. There are multiple places to pull out. Picnic Area is actually a great place to pull over and eat. We had a breakfast picnic there after watching a stunning sunrise over Cape Royal.
Written 23 September 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We made the trek to Cape Royal for sunset, and it was completely worth the long and winding road. There are bathrooms and plenty of parking. The walk to the viewpoint is easy. The views are magnificent!
Written 5 September 2022
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Diane K
Venice, FL
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
We took this drive with a tour company that used Sprinter type vans to take us to Cape Royal. The drive was nice but the Real views were at the end.
Written 4 September 2022
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Dennis C
Clifton Park, NY
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Absolutely stunning views of the canyon from Cape Royal Lookout. Very easy walk from the parking lot - paved.
Written 26 August 2022
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rdsm77
Tucson, AZ
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
Wasn't a lot of traffic when I went. Don't be a jerk trying to go 60 mph within the park. Slow down and enjoy it. Lots of great overlooks and I hit all of them. Cape Royal Point had lots of parking. There is a picnic area at the opposite end of the parking lot from the trail to Angels Window and Cape Royal Point. Don't miss the ruins on the other side of the Wahalla overlook. Not much parking at Roosevelt Point overlook.
Written 16 July 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Most breath taking sites and experience. And the skywalk is well worth doing. On the way to the Grand Canyon, we drove through the Arizona desserts which was also an amazing experience. I would most certainly recommend visiting the canyon and hoover dam
Written 11 June 2022
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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
My wife and I spent the morning driving along Cape Royal Drive during the full day of our two night stay at the North Rim this past August. The views are magnificent at the overlooks along the drive to Cape Royal. My two days at the Grand Canyon rejuvenated my spirit.
Written 4 February 2022
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