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“pit toilets”(3 reviews)
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An 11-mile scenic drive on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
AZ State Route 67, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86022
+1 928-638-7888
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A winding road side trip but well worth it. This is the highest point in the park with the highest vista. Spectacular.

Thank Bobby L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommended by another tourist was to drive over to Point Imperial to view the highest point at the Grand Canyon and I am glad I did! I want to share a few of my pictures here. I think they will speak for themselves. Going to...More

Thank MeganZopf
Reviewed August 11, 2018

This drive has great views of the Grand Canyon. There is a trail up which is made up. It is an easy hike and has a lot of viewpoints along the way. However there is are a few steps (only around 5) to get down...More

Thank IvyD-L
Reviewed August 6, 2018

An amazing drive with many scenic stops & access to trailheads. No matter what your energy/physical capacity level, you'll get a LOT out of this.

Thank karen0rchid
Reviewed July 21, 2018

You can do this in conjunction with the Cape Royal drive, either before or after. Fabulous views and a shorter drive than Cape Royal if you are pressed for time. totally different views from Cape Royal but just as impressive.

Thank SWTraveler898
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Just a short 3 miles drive or less off the main road out to Cape Royal brings you to Point Imperial. Don’t miss the stunning views from the lookout - we were surprised that we saw only a handful of people there at around 3pm....More

Thank jokiwitraveller
Reviewed July 6, 2018

I felt like we got side-tracked on a this longish drive to a view of the Canyon that wouldn't rank in the top 5 on the South Rim. It's still great, but those with limited time are better off sticking to the main area on...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed June 23, 2018

A twisty drive from the Visitors Center (or a long hike from the Kaibob Trailhead via the Ken Patrick Trail) gives a view that is breathtaking and surrounding the viewer. A must see for anyone visiting the North Rim.

1  Thank Gwenag
Reviewed February 22, 2018

Point Imperial is a viewpoint on the north rim of Grand Canyon, and is the highest point on the rim at 8803'. It's located about 11 miles from the visitor center; from AZ67 take Cape Royal Road east through the forest for 5.4 miles, then...More

1  Thank CrankingChick
Reviewed January 29, 2018

This drive ends at a beautiful view point. We didn't do any hiking here, we just took in the views on our last stop in the park.

Thank Rachel L
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November 3, 2017|
Response from dtoliphant7 | Reviewed this property |
From my knowledge that road should be closed as part of the annual park closure from mid October to mid March.