The Ponderosa pines, meadows and Blue Spruce are beautiful. Along the road to Cape Royal there are areas of wild flower meadows. Enchanting! The drive to the North Rim has forest area and large open meadows sometimes with deer visible near the forest line. The Arizona Trail is a short walk thru the forest to an overview (and longer hike) of the Saddle Back Mountain area. Just amazing. Peaceful, quiet places to be. Not alot of people unless you want to be with more of them. I heatily recommend this beautiful portion of Az for the cliffs, trees, flowers, and dignified beauty ( cliffs, flowers, animals, coolness).