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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cape Royal Drive is a boring drive on a very narrow road in the forest. The three last view points on the road are the highlight of the drive and worth the effort.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Malcolmle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful 45 minute drive from the N Rim Visitors Center on a paved road. The paths from the Cape Royal parking area are paved making the fantastic views easy to get to. You can see Angels Window framing the Colorado River from the pathway....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Rick1591
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove and parked and walked to the various sites. It honestly was easy to drive and beautiful! Still a part of the Grand Canyon that you can take your own car. It is definitely windy in the early morning on the sites, so take...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank desertmidwife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible vistas, no crowds, plenty of parking, picnic area, clean rest rooms. A great place to view the canyon.,

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Julie W
Reviewed July 2, 2019

Crazy gorgeous views and easy hikes with little to no people! We met people at the entrance of the North Rim and they suggested we stop here first on our drive to the Lodge. The road is very winding and slow going but so scenic....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sharon L
Reviewed July 1, 2019

Take the time to take this drive. So many beautiful things to see. Every view is completely different

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Dezerthiker
Reviewed July 1, 2019

This drive was a highlight of our tour of the North Rim. Plan on a couple of hours and think about taking a lunch so you can sit in the shade and admire the view.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank admiralnelsonden
Reviewed June 24, 2019

We drove here one afternoon. The entrance to Cape Royal is a couple of miles from the lodge and as you leave the lodge behind you the access road to Cape Royal is on the right. As you travel down this road about 5 miles...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank helenandpaul13
Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

Folks need to be aware that the NPS has closed the entire scenic drive out to Cape Royal from the split to Point Imperial. They have not publicized this on their website, nor is it even mentioned at the entrance station or visitor center. We...More

Date of experience: May 2019
6  Thank chasrob9945
Reviewed January 25, 2019

There are many wonderful viewpoints on the Cape Royal Drive, I'd recommend you stop at all of them and definitely make the walk at the end down to Cape Royal itself.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank snowythepyro
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June 11, 2019|
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Response from LoveTentCamping |
You can still drive to Point Imperial, which was a nice drive with a good viewpoint. We just visited there on June 5 & 6 and Cape Royal was still closed. It just had a truck sitting across the road with temporary road closed... More
May 1, 2019|
Response from LoveTentCamping |
Depends on what side you are camping on. North Rim, Demotte, and Jacob Lake are the options for the north rim. You’ll want to get on recreation.gov right away to book a site. Mather and Ten-x are on the south side with... More
March 2, 2018|
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