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Widforss Point Trail

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Length

4.9 Miles 7.8 Kilometers


Elevation

495' 151 m

Ascent

-628' -191 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

8,267' 2,520 m

High

7,965' 2,428 m

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All Clear 10 days ago
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Stunning views of the North Rim after traveling through a lovely forest of fir, spruce, & aspen.

Nicholas Shannon

Overview

The entire 10-mile round trip takes most people 4 to 5 hours. There are no restrooms or drinking water along the trail.
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Description [Suggest Changes]

The Widforss Point Trail follows the canyon rim for approximately 2.5 miles/4 kilometers, then heads into the forest to emerge at Widforss Pointa distance of roughly 5 miles/8 kilometers one way (almost 10 miles/16 kilometers round trip).

This trail is easy to follow. It travels along the rim above a dramatic tributary canyon that drains into Bright Angel Creek. Then heads into a lovely forest of conifers and aspens. Superb views of the Grand Canyon appear when reaching Widforss Point.

Flora & Fauna [Suggest Changes]

You may see wildlife at any time of day or year, including deer, bobcat, mountain lion, wild turkey, squirrel, coyote, porcupine, snakes (gopher and king), and lizards. If you see a large, dark squirrel with tufted ears and a bushy white tail, it is the Kaibab squirrel, native only to the Kaibab Plateau on the north side of the Colorado River.

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Jun 13, 2018
Nathan Carroll
Did half of this hike to optimum view of Transept Gorge. 4.2mi — 3h 00m
Jun 3, 2018
Mitch Malone
May 30, 2018
Caroline McCall
May 22, 2018
Alex Toggweiler
4.8mi
Mar 27, 2018
Ely Hinojosa
Nov 15, 2017
Abigail G
Sep 22, 2017
Brian Joseph
Aug 26, 2017
Bridget Sipher
Ranger walk 2 miles in (4 m round trip) - Ranger Hannah

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  5.0 from 7 votes

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in North Rim

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in Arizona

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