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Cape Royal Drive

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Owner description: Many of the Grand Canyon's most spectacular panoramas can be viewed along this scenic drive, including Point Imperial and Cape Royal itself (elevation... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Santa Clarita
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It may seem out of the way, but it really adds to the views you will remember from the North Rim. Don't just see the views off of Angel's Point. The windy road is magical and seeing the canyon views from the car or getting out at a couple of the easily accessible pullouts is worth it. If you have... More

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San Francisco, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
49 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Please do yourself a favor and drive to Cape Royal. You will not regret it a bit. There are many vista points on the way that can help you take some good pictures of the canyon. You can also view some of the temples in the canyon from up there. It may be windy, so pack/dress accordingly. It is best... More

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Lone Tree, CO
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112 reviews 112 reviews
24 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The payoff for this fairly long drive to Cape Royal is a wonderful view of the canyon. It takes about 45 minutes to get there from the Grand Canyon Lodge. We chose to drive to the end and then stop at every turnout and viewpoint on the return trip. Don't miss the short, paved trail to Cape Royal and Angels... More

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Maryland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

One of the most scenic drives I've ever driven with all the twisty turns and beautiful vistas along the way. If you have a fear of heights you definitely don't want to drive this as there are no guard rails and huge drops just off the side of the road. But then again, if you had a fear of heights... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Nice way to spend the day. Beautiful country, tho sad to see all the trees felled by fires over the years.

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Mentor, Ohio
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109 reviews 109 reviews
57 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This is a must see. The Drive is absolutely beautiful. The view area is one of the best in the Grand Canyon. We made two visits on early morning and one in the evening. Both were Great. Bring the camera and get a great pic on Angels Window.

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Evergreen Park, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The woods, variety to terrain, twisty road, change of scenery with every mile and stunning view at tbd of road

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Papaaloa, Hawaii
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We took this drive and stopped at all the spots and did mini hikes and took photos. At Cape Royal we took a longer hike. Definitely a great way to view the canyon. Pack a lunch and find a spot to relax and enjoy a meal with unparalleled views. Awesome!

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

a fun drive with many stop off for good views or short hikes. It takes about an hour minimum from the main lodge to just do the views and drive..

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Winter Haven, Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
38 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Be sure to walk the Roosevelt trail and the Cape Royal trail. Both are short and amazing. The drive has several over looks and longer trails also.

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