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Cape Royal Road, Grand Canyon North Rim
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Grand Canyon National Park
Arizona 86052
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The paved road to Cape Royal is the best drive on the North Rim. This narrow, winding way traverses a forested plateau and affords sweeping vistas of the Grand Canyon. It snakes past picnic areas, pullouts, trailheads, and Ancestral Puebloan ruins on its way to a rocky outcrop that juts out over the gorge. Picnic at Vista Encantada and sneak a peek at the Painted Desert, Marble Canyon and Nankoweap Creek. Journey to Roosevelt Point and ogle at the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers. Stretch you legs at Cape Final and enjoy panoramic views of the northern canyon. Stop at the Walhalla Overlook and see the ruins of a century old settlement. End your trip at Cape Royal, the southernmost point on the North Rim, for the finest views in all directions.
Getting There
 
Cape Royal Road starts from Hwy 67, roughly 3 miles north of the Visitor Center and Grand Canyon Lodge. It forks right after 5 miles and ends in a large parking area at Cape Royal. The well-maintained paved road is narrow and winding. The 21-mile drive takes about 45 minutes. Family Travel Tips: The route is not recommended for bicyclists. Take a short detour to Point Imperial. At 8803 feet (2683 m), it’s the highest point on the rim and one of the best spots to take in the scenery.
Getting Around
 
Picnic tables are found at Vista Encantada and Cape Royal. Four easy hiking trails are accessible from Cape Royal Road: Roosevelt Point Trail, a wooded loop with spectacular views, is 0.2 miles (0.3 km) in length or roughly 20-minute stroll. Cape Royal Trail, an easy 0.6 mi (1.0 km) walk on a flat, paved trail, affords views of the canyon, Angels Window, and the Colorado River. Cliff Springs Trail, 1 mile (1.6 km) in length and roughly 1 hour round trip, winds down a forested ravine. Cape Final Trail, the longest trail from Cape Royal Road, is 4 miles (6.4 km) in length and takes 2 hours to hike.
Things to Keep in Mind
 
The are no services on Cape Royal Road. The only toilets are at Cape Royal. Bring water and snacks. Wear a hat, sunscreen and sturdy shoes or boots. Stay on the trail. Stay away from cliff edges and exposed rim areas during thunderstorms.
 
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Submitted on 21 November 2012 by a kidscantravel.com member
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Actually it jolly good!!!:) But still more information can be given anyway great.
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