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Cape Royal Scenic Road

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19.7 miles: 39 minutes
Seasonal route: The road is subject to closure in winter. The secluded North Rim provides some of the most remarkable natural scenery anywhere, especially if you drive Cape Royal (off SR 67) in season from mid-May to mid-Oct. Looking down on the magnificence of the Grand Canyon encourages visitors to experience the whisper of the wind, the sandy dirt under their feet, and the awesome spectacle of nature's power and beauty.
19.7 miles: 39 minutes
The Grand Canyon North Rim offers a secluded drive along Cape Royal (off SR 67), which is open mid-May to mid-Oct. Forests of spruce, fir, and aspen trees curtain the byway, then open up to stunning views. Sunset-colored ridges drop into crimson outcroppings and beige shelves. One stop along the way, the Vista Encantada, features a picnic area with canyon views.