Widforss Trail is a hiking trail in Coconino County, Arizona. It is within Grand Canyon National Park. It is 4.7 miles long and begins at 8,096 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,590 feet. The Widforss Trail Parking is near the trailhead. There is also parking.
Widforss Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"A hike along the North Rim of the Grand Canyon with good views. This is a good walk if you have limited time but still wish to escape the crowds. The well-maintained trail climbs along a slope, then skirts a drainage that soon opens out into the Transept, a side canyon. The trail continues along the rim with occasional views through the dense forest, and then crosses a shallow drainage at the head of the Transept. Shortly after this point, the trail veers away from the rim and continues to Widforss Point at the head of Haunted Canyon. Although the views are more limited than some of the famous viewpoints, the opportunity to enjoy the canyon without the noise and crowds makes this hike very rewarding."
--Stewart Aitchison & Bruce Grubbs, Hiking Arizona (Falcon Guides).
"Accessing a highly scenic point on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, the Widforss Trail is named in honor of Gunnar Widforss, an artist who painted extensively here in the 1920s. This 5-mile route offers one of the most inspiring vistas anywhere. It also features some interesting lessons concerning the natural history of the North Rim area."
--Scott S. Warren, 100 Classic Hikes Arizona (The Mountaineers Books).
"A plateau-top day hike or backpack on the Grand Canyon’s North Rim."
--Ben Adkison, Hiking Grand Canyon National Park (Falcon Guides).
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