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.

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


Matt and Cheryl

We’re Matt and Cheryl, and we’re in the Rockies. :) We are both teachers. Cheryl teaches special ed, and Matt teaches American history. We love the American West and the national parks. We want to help you have a great vacation on your next trip to the Rockies.


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