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Cape Royal Trail

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Address: AZ State Route 67, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86022
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One of the most beautiful views from here

This is the prettiest of all the areas you and visit and walk. The canyon is beautiful from here - deep reds penetrate the morning light, and sun highlights the formations in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Karen N
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Mesa

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Mesa
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63 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the prettiest of all the areas you and visit and walk. The canyon is beautiful from here - deep reds penetrate the morning light, and sun highlights the formations in the Canyon. It is truly gorgeous.

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Thank Karen N
Tupelo
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a day trip to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon we wanted use the brief time we had after dining at the Grand Canyon Lodge to see more of this spectacular country. Someone suggested that we try the Cape Royal Trail. Perfect! Just what we wanted! Although the drive to the trailhead took about 40 minutes, the trip... More 

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Atascadero, California
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547 reviews
212 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We were lucky enough to be told about the road to Cape Royal from an employee of the North Rim Lodge. How lucky it was. We started the drive out, it is 45 minutes if you don't stop, and it was a bit foggy, or would you say cloudy as at 8,000 foot elevations we are in the clouds. We... More 

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Thank CharleySays
Mid-atlantic
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102 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This is a flat trail maybe a 30 minute drive from the main lodge at the North Rim. Highlights are Angel's Window and the large "temples" which are closer to this side than the south rim. There are a few overlooks here, so you can separate from any larger groups.

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2 Thank winindc
Fenton, Missouri
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130 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The vast majority of people that visit the North Rim (which is still only 10% of Grand Canyon visitors), don't take the time to make the drive all the way up to Cape Royal - and boy are they missing out! We headed that way decently early one morning, and although it is almost a 45-minute drive from the lodge,... More 

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3 Thank Becky G
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A large parking lot at the Cape Royal trail head leads to multiple beautiful viewpoints of the Canyon, South Rim, and Colorado River.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 684 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A glorious location, with glorious views and a short but very nice trail to reach there. But, on this visit (my 5th to the North Rim) there seem to be more visitors self-absorbed in shouting to others in their group, or pushing their way around people in order to take their selfies. Such bozos were especially despicable here. They were... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The drive out to Cape Royal takes about 30 minutes and is well worth it! Each corner of the road brings another beautiful vista. Be sure to take the short hike at the end of the road to the breathtaking Angel's Window!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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86 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It's a bit of a long drive through the woods to get the this trail and overlook but very well worth it. One of the most beautiful views of the Canyon on the north rim! It was raining when we left the main lodge area and by the time we got there was a huge rainbow! Just stunning! The trail... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Short walk, well worth it. Good with young children for its easy, wide trail and interesting foliage and wild life. Good views.

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