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


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4.9

Miles

7.8

KM

Point to Point

8,267' 2,520 m

High

7,965' 2,428 m

Low

495' 151 m

Up

628' 191 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs No Dogs

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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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Shared By:

Nicholas Shannon

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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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