Widforss Point Trail

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4.9 Miles 7.8 Kilometers


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495' 151 m

Ascent

-628' -191 m

Descent

8,267' 2,520 m

High

7,965' 2,428 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Unknown

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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.
Features: Fall Colors — Views
Dogs: No Dogs

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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Oct 15, 2016
Ann Warner
Amazingly beautiful. My feet hurt tho- very remote, and the best Verizon WiFi on the north rim found at the end of the trail!!
Aug 15, 2016
Thomas Anderson
May 28, 2016
Julie Ohlinger
Fabulous up and down hike through the forest to stunning views of the Canyon. Got a backcountry pass ( 1 of 3 issued per day) at the ranger station... — 13h 00m
May 25, 2016
Ben Williams
Nov 2, 2015
Carl Ignash
This is a pleasant rolling trail through pinion pine forest with great views of the canyon in various spots. The altitude makes this a moderate hi... 4.9mi — 5h 00m

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in Arizona

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