Cape Royal Point in the Grand Canyon

Cape Royal Point provides the most interesting view of the Grand Canyon from the North Rim.

Getting There

It requires a 23-mile drive to get there from the Grand Canyon Lodge. An optional side trail will take you to Point Imperial for a different view.

Cape Royal

From the parking lot, access the trail that leads to two viewpoints: Cape Royal and Angels Window. Angels Window is the best feature on the North Rim, with sheer drops on both sides as you walk out on a narrow ledge.

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Angels Window

Walhalla Glades Pueblo

A short trail leads to a nearby Indian ruin. Located near Cape Royal.

Cave Spring Trail

A highly-rated hiking trail on the North Rim. The trailhead is near Cape Royal.

Vista Encantada

This viewpoint has picnic tables, making for a perfect picnic-with-a-view!

Point Imperial

A side road leads to another view of the Grand Canyon.

Notice the elevation!

Additional Resources

Planning a vacation shouldn’t be stressful. We created a step-by-step itinerary for the Grand Canyon so you can visit the best places at the right times.

Not only that, but we’ll tell you about the park while you drive with our audio guide!  Stop planning and start having the vacation of your dreams now!


GRAND CANYON GUIDE: To read or watch all of our content about the Grand Canyon, Check out our Grand Canyon Homepage

AREAS: The Grand Canyon is divided into 4 areas: The South Rim, North Rim, Grand Canyon West, and the East Side of the Grand Canyon (Page, AZ). Learn about the 4 areas of the Grand Canyon with our Free Printable.

THINGS TO DO: There is much more to do than hike and look at viewpoints.  Explore Antelope Canyon or ride a mule.

WHERE TO STAY: Learn all about where to camp or stay when visiting the Grand Canyon.

WHERE TO EAT: Check out the best places to eat and get groceries at the South Rim

WATCH: Enjoy videos of the beautiful Grand Canyon while learning our best tips by watching our Grand Canyon YouTube Playlist


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