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Cape Royal Drive

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
+1 928-638-7609
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Multiple trails, good road, excellent scenery

This drive took us about 2 1/2 hours including hiking one of several available trails. There were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
PhxSpeak
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Phoenix
Beautiful drive.

A beautiful scenic drive with many gorgeous overlooks and view points.If you are a little tired... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Claire M
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Morris County New Jersey
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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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"beautiful drive"
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"angels window"
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"grand canyon lodge"
in 9 reviews
"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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"paved trail"
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"mile round trip"
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"outstanding views"
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"painted desert"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This drive took us about 2 1/2 hours including hiking one of several available trails. There were overlooks that showed different canyon views. Parking was readily available, there was negligible traffic for what I assume is during peak vacation time. The trails were well-marked and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful scenic drive with many gorgeous overlooks and view points.If you are a little tired from hiking the trails or riding the mules on the north rim this is the perfect activity.

Thank Claire M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you have a more powerful car than a Nissan Tiida as this road is windy, narrow and goes up and down - more power is better. Enjoy the views on the go

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a paved trail to many vista points that any one can hike. It is handicap accessible and well worth the drive. Angels Window is very impressive.

2  Thank Gwenag
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Reviewed 22 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

11  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!

1  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

2  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

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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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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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