Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
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ADA accessible
Yes
Guided tours
No
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If you are visiting the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, the Cape Royal Road overlooks are not to be missed. Combining no less than six stunning overlooks with interesting side hikes and historical exhibits, this scenic drive can be an all-day excursion or a few-hour flash tour of the Grand Canyon. Traveling through ponderosa pines forests and thick stands of aspen and alpine meadows, a visitor is likely to see some of the more than 20,000 mule deer or 400 bison that roam the park.

Each of the main viewpoints – Point Imperial, Vista Encantada, Roosevelt Point, Walhalla Overlook, and Cape Royal – offers a somewhat different perspective on the canyons. The excavated Puebloan ruins and historic cabin at Walhalla and Greenland Lake make easy and educational stops. For those with more time, the hike out to Cape Final is considered by many to be the premier hike on the North Rim, and the Cliff Springs Trail is easy and beautiful.  

 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

National Park Pass

Pros

Spectacular views. Mostly ADA accessible. Interesting side hikes.

Cons

None.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Features

Wildflowers
Big vistas
Geologically significant
ADA accessible

Location

Field Guide

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