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Point Imperial Drive

AZ State Route 67, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86022
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An 11-mile scenic drive on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
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“extra drive” (2 reviews)
“pit toilets” (2 reviews)
“worth a stop” (2 reviews)
AZ State Route 67, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86022
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is a short jaunt to the point from the parking lot. It is beautiful to see the immense canyon. What makes it nice is there are a few benches that you can just sit and reflect and enjoy nature at her best. If you...More

Thank hagemannj
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everywhere you go at the North Rim the views are fantastic. This is about 11 mile drive from the North Rim Lodge but once there you can see the views from the parking area. Worth a visit

Thank Tracy166
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From Point Imperial you see the northern part of the Grand Canyon and the plateaus beyond it. There is also a trail from here, and there are bathrooms.

Thank Ben S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove here because it is the highest point and we all thought the extra drive would be well worth it. We were not disappointed, and the view was incredible. If you take some of these lesser used drives you will loose some of the...More

Thank summerluvn
Reviewed 18 July 2017

very crowded, not enough parking. People wall to wall, and tour buses in and out. Be in shape, bring water and hat.

Thank sangtraveler
Reviewed 3 July 2017

You can see the beginning of the Grand Canyon from the North, at the highest elevation for an overlook. A must see.

Thank edwardstorton
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Traveled here as we gained our first views of the canyon. At 8803 feet, it is the highest point on the North Rim. Saw a yellow-rumped warbler and Laluzi Bunting darting in the trees near the rim. Wind was bone-chilling with temps in the 30s....More

Thank nycebh
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Long winding road but climbing up to the view a Point Imperial is great. Arrive early or the parking lot will probably be full.

Thank Boyd B
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Well worth the time. HOWEVER, we drove all the way out the park looking for the road, don't think it's marked from lodge. We did return, drove to the end, took the turnouts on the return. Amazing views

Thank rdgtchr
Reviewed 1 October 2016

What a wonderful culmination of our Cape Royal drive. You just can't become jaded to the outstanding far vistas at North Rim, and the highest point in the entire canyon is no exception. You just drive up, park, get out and let your breath be...More

1  Thank amfh
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