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Roosevelt Point - North Rim, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Loop 0.25 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8,482 feet
Elevation Gain 10 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 20 minutes
Kokopelli Seeds 0.3
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Author tibber
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Location Phoenix, AZ
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Seasons   Spring to Summer
Sun  6:15am - 6:26pm
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Roosevelt Point was dedicated in 1990 in honor of the 26th President who played an important role in creating the Park. It is about 1/2 way between Bright Angel Point and Cape Royal on the Walhalla Plateau. From the small parking lot on the north side of the road, there is a trail that leads downhill to a couple benches at a viewpoint which extends 4 miles east.

A little east is the a rock formation called Tritle Peak at 8,388 feet. It's made of kaibab limestone. There are several other red buttes in the distance. You really can see quite a bit as you look north. If you go to Point Imperial, it is on the other side of this area along the Cape Royal Road.

As you walk you will see remnants of the 2000 Outlook Fire. At the southern horizon you can see Comanche Point which rises above the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers. Young aspen, grasses, and wildflowers grow among blackened stumps. Snags (dead trees that still stand) shelter birds and chipmunks. Try to find the benchmark.

A little ways along the road as you drive toward Cape Royal is the Walhalla Overlook where you can see the Unkar Delta of the Colorado River.

Grand Canyon NPS Reports: Roosevelt Point Trail 0.2 mi. / 0.3 km round-trip; 20 minutes approximate round-trip hiking time. This trail is a short, secluded woodland loop with spectacular views. Offers benches for relaxed enjoyment of the canyon.

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2010-10-19 tibber
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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Roosevelt Point - North Rim
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This sweet little hike is along the road to Cape Royal. There are many choices of places to stop and look or stop and hike or both. We were trying to keep our eye on time as we were headed back to the valley but we thot this quick little loop would fit just fine.

As you know if you've been to the Canyon, the vistas are simply incredible anywhere you stop and this is no exception. It was fun to take our time and photos as we enjoyed the wide open vista. I would like to be able to identify more landmarks so an interpretive sign would be nice but it was great nonetheless. There is definitely some remnants from the fire of 2000 including one blackened tree that is laid out across the edge of the canyon in front of you and another burnt stump that jets up from the ground.

There was also some varied flora along the path but it's mostly a wide open trek and on this day we could see a long way to the north and northeast. The most prominent point was Tritle Peak.

Map Drive
Paved - Car Okay

To hike
From Grand Canyon Lodge, travel north on Highway 67 for three miles, turning right on Fuller Canyon Road (also known as Cape Royal Road). The road forks at about five miles, with the left fork leading another three miles to Point Imperial, the right to Cape Royal. Take the right fork to continue toward Cape Royal. Roosevelt Point is about eight miles from the fork. Roosevelt Point will be a pull-out/small parking lot on the north side of the road.

The paved road is narrow and winding--watch for oncoming traffic, and take your time. A number of worthwhile sights are en route, and it's nearly impossible to backtrack if you've zipped past an enticing overlook.
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