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 range of 48 ft (15 m).


[ 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 min0.23 ft46 ft
[ B to A ]
10 min3.846 ft3 ft

What is the length of the Cape Royal Trail?

The length of the 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 trail in 9 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 10 min in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the 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.

Topo Maps

Download the free Cape Royal Trail topo map 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.



  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 gain divided by twelve, 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.