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Address: AZ State Route 67, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86022
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Best Grand Canyon Views from North Rim

Cape Royal Trail provides simply the best views of the amazing Grand Canyon from the North Rim side. This is a must-do activity if you happen to visit the Grand Canyon North Rim... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
Kalyan P
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Cape Royal Trail provides simply the best views of the amazing Grand Canyon from the North Rim side. This is a must-do activity if you happen to visit the Grand Canyon North Rim. The trail parking lot requires a drive of around 45 minutes to 90 minutes (Depending on the number of stops you make) from North Rim Lodge; the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

It's the trail at the end of the Cape Royal Drive and an easy walk. I love that the Parks Service makes so much of our country's natural beauty accessible to nearly everyone in some form or another. Go all the way to the end to enjoy the spectacular vista!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Put this one at the top of your must see lists. Spectacular views, one of the few places you can see the Colorado River, with some of the rapids. Bring your binoculars ! Do NOT miss the Angels Window on the return walk.

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

This is an easy walk on a paved trail to some of the best views of the canyon from the North Rim. Leave yourself half of a day to drive all the way out and stop and see the different overlooks. There aren't hardly any people out in this part of the canyon- it is wonderful.

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West Nyack, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Cape Royal trail is paved and easy. The views are fabulous! Picnic tables are nearby before trail begins. Cape Final Trail is nearby. A short drive away. We walked both in one day. Cape Royal is short and easy. Cape Final Trail is longer and is much more wooded. We loved both. Bring water and camera.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

This a winding road off Highway 67 which takes you to a marvelous viewpoint. Take water and camera. Not crowded since many opt not to make the drive.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

This trail is short, less than a mile return, paved and flat, thus very easy and is wheel chair accessible. This trail is one of the things about the North Rim that makes the North Rim worth visiting. It rivals anything on the South Rim. Cape Royal, where the trail is, is at the end of Cape Royal Drive and... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Although the elevation is over 8000 feet this easy hike brings one to another fantastic view of the expansive Grand Canyon. Cape Royal is one of the few places where the Colorado River is visible from the top of the canyon rim. Beautiful views!

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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

We visited Cape Royal after stopping at Imperial Point. I had read on TA that you should drive all the way to the end of Cape Royal Road, passing any overlooks on the way. The advice was to visit Cape Royal / Angel's Window at the end of the road, then stop at other viewpoints on the way out. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

This is the prettiest of all the areas you and visit and walk. The canyon is beautiful from here - deep reds penetrate the morning light, and sun highlights the formations in the Canyon. It is truly gorgeous.

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