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Address: Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Activities: Driving
Description: Many of the Grand Canyon's most spectacular panoramas can be viewed along...
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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Each curve brought a delight.

This drive weaves from alpine meadows to high desert and the views are unbelievable along the way. Spend a good part of the day driving, stopping to take the short trails. Bring... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This drive weaves from alpine meadows to high desert and the views are unbelievable along the way. Spend a good part of the day driving, stopping to take the short trails. Bring a picnic for lunch. There are not many facilities along this drive, but the Ranger at the Visitor's Center at the North Rim told us that there are... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The picnic are out on this drive is a wonderful place to stop and fix a meal. The tables are close to the parking area so you aren't carrying things a long distance. Just on the other side of the parking area is a breathtaking view of the canyon and Mount Mather.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

No crowds, even in late June. Parking available, even for RVs. Both paved paths and a few gravel paths for even quieter settings. Wildflowers. Views in lots of different directions - amazing.

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Chandler, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The turnoff to this amazing drive is not note worth and can easily be missed; Point Imperial is listed but not Cape Royal. The drive is slow through heavy wood land but at each pull out a bit of the Canyon is revealed. Each view is different. Then there is the Angel's Window. There is plenty of hiking available on... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A wonderful forest drive. A typical winding road without problem. Go in 5 miles off of route 67 to the road split where you can go another 3 miles to Imperial lookout or go another 15 miles to the Cape Royal viewpoint. The Imperial viewpoint was spectacular so we didn't go the Cape Royal viewpoint but I suspect it's probably... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This 23 mile drive off main road to Cape Royal is worth the view. You see a different perspective of Canyon at Cape Royal. Also, on paved path there is a wonderful view of Angels Window(a window thru rock formation). There are 2 turnouts on way also that have views of Canyon.

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Anderson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This road turns off of the main road (67) leading to the North Rim and leads you out onto the Walhalla Plateau which offers views of the eastern part of the Grand Canyon. The vistas this leads to are (north to south) Point Imperial, Vista Encantada, Roosevelt Point, Cape Final, Cape Royal and Angels Point. You can easily spend a... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This drive was nice, with many overlooks with breath taking views. We stopped at each overlook going up and coming down, and both times the colors were different because of the sun. Well worth the time. And when they say nothing over 30 feet believe them because those last few turns are a hair raiser! !

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Cape Royal drive leads to Cape Royal and Angel Window trails if you bear to the right at the Y that is about 4 miles off of State Route 67. More great views of the canyon with paved pathways for most of the way. If you go to the left at the Y, you will wind up at Imperial Point,... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We enjoyed several walking trails as well as hiking trails. Many views for all abilities and ages. Take plenty of water, gatorade and food to keep hydrated and fed. Proper shoes are a must, take a jacket since the North Rim can be 20-30 degrees cooler than the south rim. We were there the last week of May and snow... More 

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Address: Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Grand Canyon National Park

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