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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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Hillsboro, Oregon
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136 reviews 136 reviews
58 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Gorgeous drive with several opportunities to stop and walk. If visiting in the autumn the leaves are amazing. Highly recommended.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We drove out to Cape Royal the third week of September. The aspens were absolutely raging with bright yellow and green. At one area, it was like a solid blanked of mostly yellow. It has to do with which direction that are of the mountain is facing. The cutoff is 42 miles from Jacob Lake and maybe 12 miles in... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We did the drive and stopped at all observation points. They all have great views and we enjoyed several hikes along this drive. We had a wonderful day! Definitely a must-do experience when you are at the North Rim.

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Campton, New Hampshire
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76 reviews 76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The road in from the visitor center and north rim lodge is about 15-18 miles. It is paved and narrow at some points but after about 10 miles it has been repaved and improved. Take your time, watch for others on the curves and hike to the point for spectacular photo opportunities.

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Zebulon, North Carolina
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104 reviews 104 reviews
35 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We really enjoyed the trees and wildflowers along the drive, and whenever we stopped at observation points we had spectacular canyon views. This is an experience not to be missed!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Drive is well worth it - but a little scary. They need to enforce the no long trailers on that road. The views were great - many pictures were taken.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Awesome drive. Stop at every place. Get out and explore. There are nice handicap paved areas. Take a camera. The air is thin so take your time. Be sure to drink a lot of water.

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Newcastle, Australia
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162 reviews 162 reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

we rode out on our motorcycle it was lovely there are a few rough patches but for the most part the road is good. The walk out to Cape Royal is amazing with lots of opportunities to view the canyon

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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98 reviews 98 reviews
43 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Provides a different perspective of the Canyon. Goes through an area of old forest fire that is just coming back to life. Winding road.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

this will take you to some amazing vistas! don't miss it!! easy access from your car. Scenic drives Another great thing about the North Rim is that you don’t have to be a seasoned Canyon hiker to enjoy some of its best aspects. Cape Royal: From Grand Canyon Lodge, go north on Arizona 67. To the right (east) about a... More

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