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Cape Final Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.5 (6) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

This is a mellow, family-friendly hike with scenic views of the canyon. Expect solitude!


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Map Key

4.3

Miles

6.9

KM

Out and Back

8,045' 2,452 m

High

7,861' 2,396 m

Low

425' 130 m

Up

425' 129 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Views · Wildflowers

Family Friendly Wide path, easy trail surface with a definite goal at the end! Fun scrambling along the way. No navigation challenges.

Usually open May-October.

Overview

This is an out-and-back trail with a fantastically scenic viewpoint over the Grand Canyon North Rim.

Description

From the parking lot, head up the wide packed dirt path up a moderate incline. Pass through a pleasantly shaded forest stopping at any of the rock outcroppings along the way to take in the unique northern canyon views. Travel through an area with evidence of past wildfires. Enter a ravine and then arrive at the hugely scenic cliff face. Some folks scramble a bit further up the rocks to reach the best view, but take care!

With a good topo map, you should be able to identify Vishnu Temple, the Vermilion Cliffs and Navajo Mountain, the Colorado River and the Little Colorado River.

Flora & Fauna

Ponderosa pine, aspen, oak, cactus. Kaibab squirrel (white tail).

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Shared By:

Megan W

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 6 votes

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View to south with Unkar Creek running through picture. Jupiter Temple on left side.
Jun 25, 2018 near Grand C…, AZ
Contemplating the expansive view from Cape Final (photo by brewbooks)
Jun 11, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ
Starting out on the trail to Cape Final
Jun 11, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ

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Oct 24, 2019
Braxton Cox
4.3mi
Oct 10, 2019
Jacob Stuckey
Jul 2, 2019
Matthew Kleberg
Nice meandering trail through a healthy ponderosa forest with stunning views of the canyon and the San Francisco Peaks. definitely worth taking slo… 4.3mi — 3h 15m
Oct 28, 2018
Stephanie Elizabeth
Jul 19, 2018
James Holland
4.3mi
Jul 14, 2018
Britney Brumfield
enjoyed a picnic looking out over the canyon! 4.3mi
Jun 25, 2018
Min Hui Huang
Jun 12, 2018
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