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Widforss Point Trail

Intermediate

Trail

4.9 mile 7.8 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 495' 151 m
Descent: -628' -191 m
High: 8,267' 2,520 m
Low: 7,965' 2,428 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Nicholas Shannon

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

Nicholas Shannon

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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Aug 23, 2019
Lauren Sully
4mi
Aug 21, 2019
Maremare 110
Jul 14, 2019
涼 宮野
Jun 25, 2019
Sam Bozin
4.9mi — 2h 45m
Jun 17, 2019
William Malco
May 17, 2019
Didier A.
It was freezing cold and it snowed, which made it harder to see the grand canyon, but it was still fun. 4.9mi — 4h 00m
Sep 3, 2018
Valerie Villanueva
Aug 10, 2018
W Drye

Trail Ratings

  4.9 from 16 votes

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Photos

Grand Canyon National Park: The Transept  Gorge
Jul 7, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ
Along the North Rim, Widforss trail (photo by brewbooks)
Jul 7, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ
Grand Canyon's North Rim - Widforss Trail (photo by Joshua Eckert)
Jul 7, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ
View of Transept Gorge.
Jun 21, 2018 near Grand C…, AZ
Area along Widforss Trail in recovery mode from past wildfires.
Jun 15, 2018 near Grand C…, AZ
Widforss Trail (photo by Brandon Schauer)
Jul 7, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ

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