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Cape Royal Drive

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
+1 928-638-7609
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Don't Fail to Drive This

This drive features great views and excellent wildlife. We saw a mule deer & a coyote though we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Orlando, Fl
Must Do

An easy trail with the most great view of the Grand Canyon, less than a mile round trip and combine... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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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 3 days ago

This drive features great views and excellent wildlife. We saw a mule deer & a coyote though we got there too late in the morning. Figure at least 75 minutes for the drive. Restrooms at the final stop.

Thank bigguy00
Reviewed 1 week ago

An easy trail with the most great view of the Grand Canyon, less than a mile round trip and combine with Angels Window.

Thank Tracy166
Reviewed 1 week ago

This drive and the walk out to Cape Royal offers the best views from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. You can even see the Colorado River in the distance.

Thank Ben S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From North Rim Visitor's Center to Cape Royal, this 22-mile drive winds on narrow roads through beautiful forest, peeking out along several overlook spots along the way. A couple of the overlooks also have some hiking trails to get closer to the edge. Magnificent views!!

Thank AsiaAdvisor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss this drive. It is spectacular. I did not do it my 1st visit because I had already driven so many miles. Huge Mistake.

Thank summerluvn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very crowded, people everwhere. Kids running close to edge and parents not caring. It is a beautiful view.

Thank sangtraveler
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Beautiful drive with several pull-offs along the way. It's about 13ish miles and the speed limit is pretty low, so take your time and don't be in a rush. Stop along all of the pull offs if you can because each view is amazing and...More

1  Thank Allison W
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This is a great drive with several marked places to stop and hike. There were several great viewpoints in to the Canyon. My favorite spot as well as hike was at the very end of the drive

Thank chitownsam
Reviewed 2 July 2017

The views are great, and the path at Cape Royal is paved so no reason not to visit. Great picture spots.

Thank edwardstorton
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Enjoyed leaving at 0415 from Grand Canyon Lodge to view the sunrise. Temp was 27 degrees with cool breeze out of the North so we dressed in multiple layers. This is the only place on the North Rim that you can see the Colorado River....More

Thank nycebh
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3 September 2016|
Response from fanasfreaks | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we drove a ford flex which sits very low. The roads are paved.
19 January 2015|
Response from 55461Traveler |
No it might take 45 minutes one way.

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