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Cape Royal Trail

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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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Sep 9, 2019
Rich Leicht
Aug 29, 2019
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Aug 28, 2019
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Lauren Sully
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Jun 26, 2019
Steve Cunningham
Oct 28, 2018
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Oct 13, 2018
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Sep 15, 2018
Dylan Payne

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  4.7 from 9 votes

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Cape Royal
May 14, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ
Grand Canyon National Park: North Rim - Muted sunrise from Cape Royal
May 14, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ
Sunset in Grand Canyon
May 14, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ
View from Angel's Window back to northeast with view of Cape Final jutting out.
Jun 25, 2018 near Grand C…, AZ
Sunrise on Angels Window (photo by NPS)
Jun 10, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ
Some blooming wildflowers on the Cape Royal Trail.
May 19, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ

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