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Widforss Point Trail

 5.0 (14)

Length


4.9 Miles 7.8 Kilometers


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

Low

Shared By Nicholas Shannon

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Stunning views of the North Rim after traveling through a lovely forest of fir, spruce, & aspen.

Nicholas Shannon

Dogs No Dogs

Features Fall Colors · Views

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

Description

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

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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Check-Ins

Sep 3, 2018
Valerie Villanueva
Aug 10, 2018
W Drye
Aug 9, 2018
Rob Stansfield
Beautiful hike through sandy, rocky and green areas with great views (when no smoke!) 10mi — 5h 00m
Jul 29, 2018
Brian Archer
Great wilderness trail.
Jul 18, 2018
James Holland
4.9mi
Jul 9, 2018
William Wilkins
Jun 13, 2018
Nathan Carroll
Did half of this hike to optimum view of Transept Gorge. 4.2mi — 3h 00m
Jun 12, 2018
C21davis

Trail Ratings

  5.0 from 14 votes

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in North Rim

#72

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#9

in Arizona

#72

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