Cape Royal Trail
Grand Canyon National Park

Located 14.1 miles from Tusayan, Arizona (AZ)

4 Stars
855 Steps 1  (0.4 mi)

The Cape Royal Trail is located at the end of Cape Royal Road on the north side of the Grand Canyon. This is a short, flat and paved, wheel chair friendly trail offering wonderful views of Angel's Window, the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon.

Cape Royal TrailCape Royal TrailSign Post at Cape Royal Trailhead


The Cape Royal Trail has a maximum elevation of 7,911 ft (2,411 m), a minimum elevation of 7,863 ft (2,397 m), and an elevation gain of 936 ft (285 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Cape Royal Trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
8550.4 mi7,863 ft7,911 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
9 min0.0936 ft1,116 ft
[ B to A ]
10 min0.01,116 ft936 ft

What is the length of the Cape Royal Trail?

The length of the Cape Royal Trail is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) or 855 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Cape Royal Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the Cape Royal Trail in 9 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 10 min in the [ B to A ] direction.

Cape Royal Trail Topo Maps

Download free Cape Royal Trail topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Grand Canyon National Park topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Bright Angel Point, AZ
  2. North Topo Map: Walhalla Plateau, AZ
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Cape Solitude, AZ
  4. West Topo Map: Phantom Ranch, AZ
  5. Topo Map: Cape Royal, AZ
  6. East Topo Map: Desert View, AZ
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Tusayan East, AZ
  8. South Topo Map: Grandview Point, AZ
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Grandview Point NE, AZ

Is there a Cape Royal Trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Cape Royal Trail is located on the Cape Royal topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.

Local Weather Forecast

Check the weather forecast; this weather forecast covers the Cape Royal Trail in Grand Canyon National Park, provided by the National Weather Service. (

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  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the sum of distance on the trail where angles to the horizontal is between 30 and 50 degrees (the angle of a stairway) divided by ten, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.

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