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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Aspen, Colorado
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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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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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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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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

When you travel to the North Rim, a drive to Cape Royal is essential. It is about 25 miles from the lodge. There is a parking lot, bathrooms, and a picnic area at the end of the road. The walk is about .5 mile on a semi-paved path. Both Angel's Window and Cape Royal (accessible by the path) have dramatic... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

Take this winding road, which is an experience in itself with scenic viewpoints along the way. The Cape Royal is an easy walk to Angel's Window and Vishnu's Temple with a view of the Colorado River running through the bottom of the Canyon. What was different here was that I felt like the canyon walls were up close instead of... More 

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Titusville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

You will have a choice to go 3 miles to Inspiration Point or going another 15 miles to Royal. I suggest you go to Inspiration and enjoy a wonderful view, then go back three miles and proceed to Cape Royal Point where you will walk half a mile to one of the most beautiful views in the Grand Canyon. Lots... More 

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Wall, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This was the best place to experience the canyon. Long and windy 15 mile drive but had plenty of viewing stops and a few hiking opportunities.

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

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