Cape Royal

A fin of rock extends into the distant canyon, sunset bathes the rocks in golden light
The dramatic rock formations and view make this a popular spot for sunset on the North Rim.

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Quick Facts
North Rim
Scenic Overlook, Nature Trail

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Cape Royal and Angel's Window are some of the only spots with views of the Colorado River from the North Rim. From the southeast side of the parking lot, a short wheelchair-accessible path leads to several spectacular viewpoints. The west side of the parking lot is where you can find a picnic area.

Trail Information

Roundtrip Distance: 0.8 miles (1.3 km)
Elevation change: Minimal, Wheelchair Accessible
Average Hiking Time: 1-2 hours

Grand Canyon National Park

Last updated: April 5, 2024