Cape Royal

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Angel's window as seen from Cape Royal
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Cape Royal

Location

How to Get There
This hike is located at the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

From Jacob Lake, take US Highway 67 South towards the North rim of Grand Canyon National park. Once in the park, drive 9.5 miles to the signed junction with the Cape Royal road and Point Imperial and turn left (East). Drive 5.4 miles to the signed junction and turn right onto Cape Royal Road. Drive about 14.3 miles to the end of the road. There is a restroom at the trailhead, but no water.
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Cape Royal Rd.
city
North Rim
state
AZ
country
USA
Region
Grand Canyon and Marble Canyon area

Hike details

Distance
1.20 [Miles] Total
Hike Distance- Details
1.2 miles to see both viewpoints and return to the parking area
Time
0.60 [Hours]
Time-details
It took us 40 minutes of hiking.
Elevation Change
0 Total gain/loss [Feet]
Hike Trail Type
Out and Back
Rating details
Not much at all

Season

Best Season
  • June
  • July
  • August
Worst Season
  • January
  • February
  • December
Season Details
Summer
Date Hike completed
July 17, 2011

Solitudue

Solitude
Low
Solitude Details
Not here. This short walk is very popular.

Difficulty

Difficulty Rating
Easy
difficulty detail
30 yr old Recommendation: This is one of the many viewpoints along the North rim of the Grand Canyon. The access is easy so this is a good place to take beginner hikers. Since you'll still have energy after this short hike, it's best to hike some of the other hikes in the area, such as Cape Final and Cliff Spring. This is an Easy hike.

Permits

Be Aware of
$25 to enter the park

Hike to Cape Royal on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National park, Arizona.

From the parking area, follow the paved path towards Cape Royal viewpoint. Although the path doesn't remain paved, it is easy to follow and well signed for the duration. To the left, there is a spur trail to Angels Window viewpoint. Continuing straight leads to the views from Point Royal.  

These two viewpoints reveal good views of Vishnu temple, furnace flats, and the Unkar Delta area of the Grand Canyon. You can also see the Colorado River from here. After enjoying the views, return the way you came. 

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