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Cape Royal Drive

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Address: Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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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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The North Rim is fascinating

Be sure to go in summer. The North Rim is closed from October to May due to high winds and snow. Cape Royal is the most beautiful view of all, and features Wotons Throne which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
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Mesa
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Be sure to go in summer. The North Rim is closed from October to May due to high winds and snow. Cape Royal is the most beautiful view of all, and features Wotons Throne which you must see near sunset. Beautiful at any time, the sunset light is gorgeous.

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Pompton Plains, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

During our recent visit to the Grand Canyon North Rim, we took the side road towards Cape Royal. The area had been devastated by forest fires, and there are numerous, open areas devoid of trees. Notwithstanding, the drive was beautiful, and had numerous places to stop along the way of interest - with deep, spectacular views. At the end of... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Angels Window was probably one of my favorite viewpoints at the Grand Canyon. It is worth the drive and stops to view this magnificence!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Cape Royal and the Angel's Window where the highlight of our North Rim adventure. A flat scenic walk from the parking lot takes you out to breath taking views from high atop Angel's Window. A must see for anyone making the drive to the North Rim.

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aptos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Cape Royal is worth the drive. We love the views. We loved the hike to/on the rim. Do go if you have a chance.

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Clifton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Angels Window is one of the most stunning stops on the North Rim. Spiritual and spectacular also are superlatives that define this bridged outcropping with a view down to the Colorado River and beyond the far South Rim. Get there early and I'd go a far to say to plan this as your first North Rim view. You'll never ever... More 

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Newport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

If you are visiting the North Rim you should not miss this drive and the several photo overlooks along the way. The views are outstanding in the morning and mid to later afternoon, but not as good for photos in the very middle of the day. It takes about 45 min for the drive one way.

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Phoenix AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Cape Royal Drive takes you to the opposite end of the road from Point Imperial. This is a side road off of the main road (Rt. 67) into the park. It is a longer drive than the one out to Pt. Imperial, but offers a number of overlooks along the way. It ends at Cape Royal where a short trail... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

I was at Cape Royal Point at 8 am and there was only one other car. Beautiful views and no people. There is a big parking lot and the trail is a paved path to the viewpoint. On the drive I saw 3 buck deer. The traffic picked up significantly by 10:30 I think the Roosevelt Point pull off and... More 

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Edgewater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Beautiful drive through the woods to a most amazing viewpoint of the northern rim of the Grand Canyon - breathtaking! Well worth the winding drive.

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