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Well worth the drive

This is a fabulous drive with maybe 8-10 stops along the way for alternate and fabulous views of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike M
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Williamstown, New Jersey
Scenic drive with plenty of stops along the way

About 17 or 18 miles from the "Y" to Cape Royal; speed limit is 35 MPH most of the way, so it takes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BLtrvl
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Glenview, Illinois
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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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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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fabulous drive with maybe 8-10 stops along the way for alternate and fabulous views of the canyon. I had thought there were only 2 stops, but more and more kept coming as we drove. This is a must see. Angel's window is...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About 17 or 18 miles from the "Y" to Cape Royal; speed limit is 35 MPH most of the way, so it takes a while but Cape Royal is a nice payoff. Once of the stops along the way is to see Angels Window; there...More

Thank BLtrvl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wandered around the park and drove all the way up to Cape Royal and was not disappointed at all. Came around a turn and saw a small herd of bison. Long and winding roads but stop at the vistas, they are stunning. Once you...More

Thank dennis m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice drive from the visitor’s center to Cape Royal. Along the way, you can take the sideroad to Point Imperial, stop at Roosevelt Point and Walhalla Overlook before going to Cape Royal. This drive should be part of any trip to the...More

Thank huia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can also see a sandy curve in the Colorado River from on high. The walk from the parking lot out to the viewpoint is short and easy. The drive out here is worth your while.

Thank 703maryt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cape Royal is the southernmost viewpoint on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park so the panorama you'll see is hard to beat. In fact, it has the widest panorama of any overlook in the Grand Canyon. The great gorge occupies about 270 degrees...More

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One way to experience the North Rim is to drive to Cape Royal. It took about 45 minutes from the lodge at the North Rim. It is most certainly worth the time. While making the drive, the leaves of Aspens along the road were gently...More

Thank sadiedust
Reviewed 8 October 2018

If you want to get further off the beaten track with less crowds, then drive to Cape Royal. There are several viewpoints along the way which are worth stopping at, and then at the end the Angel's window, which even if you don't walk out...More

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 19 August 2018

A scenic drive along very quiet roads to beautiful views on the North Rim. This is really the only way to see the North Rim other than from the few trails leaving from the visitor centre. It is worth the drive and there are some...More

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We were among the last people to drive on this scenic route before it closed due to wildfires. (I hope it can be re-opened soon!). Located on the North Rim of the Canyon, the views just keep getting more awesome as you drive along. At...More

Thank thymeout65
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Cvandeusen1
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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No it might take 45 minutes one way.
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