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green Cape Royal Trail

  4.6 ( 8 ) Favorite

Trail

0.9 mile 1.5 kilometer loop
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 32' 10 m
Descent: -32' -10 m
High: 7,902' 2,408 m
Low: 7,870' 2,399 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)

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Trail shared by Nicholas Shannon

A peaceful stroll with incredible vantage points all along the way.

Nicholas Shannon

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Family Friendly A short, flat trail that leads to the beautiful views from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Overview

Cape Royal provides a panorama up, down, and across the canyon. With seemingly unlimited vistas to the east and west, it is popular for both sunrise and sunset. The sweeping turn of the Colorado River at Unkar Delta is framed through the natural arch of Angels Window. Look for the Desert View Watchtower across the canyon on the South Rim. This popular viewpoint is accessible via a paved, level trail.

Description

An easy hike on a flat, paved trail providing views of the canyon, Angels Window, and the Colorado River. This trail begins at the southeast side of the Cape Royal parking and picnic area and heads south along the paved path. The view from Cape Royal is outstanding. On the return, stop by Angles Window for another great view. Markers along the trail interpret the area's natural history.

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Jun 26, 2019
Steve Cunningham
Oct 28, 2018
Stephanie Elizabeth
Oct 13, 2018
C21davis
Sep 15, 2018
Dylan Payne
Jul 29, 2018
Brian Archer
Awesome place to watch the sunset.
Jul 19, 2018
James Holland
0.8mi
Jul 14, 2018
Kelly Tran
short awesome hike for some beautiful views 0.8mi
Jun 26, 2018
Malcolm Anderson

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  4.6 from 8 votes

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