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Cape Royal Drive

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
+1 928-638-7609
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Wonderful Drive!

We were among the last people to drive on this scenic route before it closed due to wildfires. (I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
thymeout65
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NJ
I love Cape Royal

I'm not sure I love the drive to Cape Royal but I do love the destination!!! The three times I have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dremmettdc
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Cedar City, Utah
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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.
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"angels window"
in 13 reviews
"beautiful drive"
in 12 reviews
"grand canyon lodge"
in 9 reviews
"colorado river"
in 14 reviews
"imperial point"
in 5 reviews
"spring trail"
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"grand slam"
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"entire drive"
in 2 reviews
"twists and turns"
in 2 reviews
"two lane road"
in 2 reviews
"take your time"
in 7 reviews
"paved trail"
in 5 reviews
"mile round trip"
in 3 reviews
"point sublime"
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"outstanding views"
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"painted desert"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were among the last people to drive on this scenic route before it closed due to wildfires. (I hope it can be re-opened soon!). Located on the North Rim of the Canyon, the views just keep getting more awesome as you drive along. At...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not sure I love the drive to Cape Royal but I do love the destination!!! The three times I have been out there, I always feel like I am in a rush to get there and just about make myself carsick on the way....More

1  Thank dremmettdc
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are at the Grand Canyon North Rim, you have to do all the drives. Cape Royal is the longest and has several view points along the drive. Some of these have short walks to even better views. The walk at the end of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entire drive is magnificent; stop at every point if you have the time. Cape Royal itself gives a stunning view.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This drive took us about 2 1/2 hours including hiking one of several available trails. There were overlooks that showed different canyon views. Parking was readily available, there was negligible traffic for what I assume is during peak vacation time. The trails were well-marked and...More

1  Thank PhxSpeak
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

A beautiful scenic drive with many gorgeous overlooks and view points.If you are a little tired from hiking the trails or riding the mules on the north rim this is the perfect activity.

Thank Claire M
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

Make sure you have a more powerful car than a Nissan Tiida as this road is windy, narrow and goes up and down - more power is better. Enjoy the views on the go

Thank Joona S
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

There is a paved trail to many vista points that any one can hike. It is handicap accessible and well worth the drive. Angels Window is very impressive.

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Reviewed February 21, 2018

We visited on a Sunday morning in September and it was refreshingly uncrowded. Cape Royal Drive starts at AZ67 just a couple of miles north of the visitor center and lodge, and leads east/southeast for about 20 miles to Cape Royal. It's a paved two-lane...More

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

Cape Royal has several short walks out to scenic view points and is well worth the extra drive to get there!

1  Thank Rachel L
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Cindy V
March 2, 2018|
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Response from CrankingChick | Reviewed this property |
Hi Cindy, I'm happy to try to help you. The answer to your question depends... when are you planning to go, and which part of the canyon do you want to visit? The area around Grand Canyon can get winter weather, and the... More
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elenibuu
September 3, 2016|
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Response from fanasfreaks | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we drove a ford flex which sits very low. The roads are paved.
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RQ241
January 18, 2015|
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Response from 55461Traveler |
No it might take 45 minutes one way.
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