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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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Campton, New Hampshire
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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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103 reviews 103 reviews
35 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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160 reviews 160 reviews
25 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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Warsaw, Poland
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110 reviews 110 reviews
34 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
73 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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