Cape Royal facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCape Royal
|Elevation||7,880 ft (2,400 m)|
|Prominence||120 ft (37 m)|
|Isolation||1.5 mi (2.4 km)|
|Parent peak||Cape Final|
|Location||Grand Canyon National Park,
Coconino County, Arizona, US
|Parent range||Kaibab Plateau
|Topo map||USGS Cape Royal|
|Age of rock||Permian|
|Mountain type||sedimentary rock: limestone-(prominence-cliff)|
|Type of rock||Kaibab Limestone|
Cape Royal is a 7,880+-cliff-elevation summit located in the eastern Grand Canyon, Coconino County of northern Arizona, United States. It is the southernmost viewpoint of the North Rim, viewing from north-northeast, south, west, southwest. Its next viewpoint northwest is Honan Point, with Thor Temple directly below. Directly east-northeast is the major viewing point of Cape Final, which gives views almost directly north. The 1/2 mile Cape Royal Trail starts at the parking lot and ends at the overlook at Cape Royal.
From Cape Royal, directly southeast can be seen the massif and highpoint of Freya Castle, and southeasterly is massive Wotans Throne, which is a surviving section of the North Rim, with a Ponderosa Pine, forested, flat prominence. The cliffs of Cape Royal are composed of Kaibab Limestone, on erodible Toroweap Formation, upon white cliffs of Coconino Sandstone. The watershed drainage from Cape Royal, overlooks the Unkar Creek and Canyon to the south into the Colorado River, about 6 miles distant.
- Cape Final & Jupiter Temple; views ~east-northeast, to Cape Final.
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