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Review of Cape Royal Drive

Cape Royal Drive
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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.
Reviewed October 14, 2012

Probably the best views of the canyon from here - it is worth the drive if you want impressive pictures!

Thank Saguaroflower
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Cape Royal Drive is full of terrific sights, but the most amazing to us was the view of Angel's Window as you walk down Angel's Window trail at the end of the drive. You can't believe your eyes! it looks like an optical illusion, and you will waste a lot of time taking bad photos to try to capture it. Late afternoon is the best time to see the sun on the canyon through the window with the foreground in shadow as the photo shown for the listing of this attraction shows. Every other pulloff had some vista that you just have to photograph as well (again you need later afternoon light), and we spent from 3-8 pm making the drive from the lodge to Cape Royal and back.
The guide books tell you to see the sunset at Cape Royal, but we chickened out and drove back slightly before that so as not to be on the winding roads after dark. That road passes through lovely country as well.
There were not more than 6 of us at any of the stops along the way when we were there in mid-September, so you can experience the grandeur in peace.

6  Thank cedarfever
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

If you doing nothing else on the North Rim, I would strongly recommend taking this scenic drive for its views and overlooks. Simply breathtaking.

Thank Lesley S
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

This is a must see but please allow 2-3 hours so you won't be rushed. Lots of turnouts and short hikes to some amazing looks of the North Canyon. There are a couple of places you can see the Colorado River. Beautiful

Thank Julie D
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Make from the drive a day trip and bring you picnic along!
At the end of the drive, park your car to explore the Grand Canyon along footpath's with suberb and breathtaking views. A must for all visiting the North Rim.

1  Thank ChrisDessein
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