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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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Newcastle, Australia
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158 reviews 158 reviews
25 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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Warsaw, Poland
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110 reviews 110 reviews
34 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great scenic drive to Cape Royal with few fantastic overlook. Absolutely a must while hiking North Rim. Try to plan reaching Cape Royal before sunset, because pictures taken in bright sun are not so beautiful.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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119 reviews 119 reviews
72 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Don't skip this drive if you make it to the north rim of the grand canyon. It is a nice winding road with a lot of scenery. Once you get up on top the rim the scenery gets even better with some nice pull outs and places to see the canyon. It may take a while to drive it but... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We absolutely were stunned by the many vista points and high alpine forests, meadows and wildflowers on this drive. Give yourself at least 4-6 hours to enjoy if you're just driving, and more if you take any longer trails. This is the Walhalla Plateau and most of the views are to the east and north, incredible distant vistas from the... More

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Santa Clarita
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
56 helpful votes 56 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
26 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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