Widforss Trail
Grand Canyon National Park

Located 17.7 miles from Tusayan, Arizona

4 Stars

The Widforss Trail is a 4.8 mile trail, located on the Kaibab Plateau at the north rim of the Grand Canyon. The trail provides magnificent views of the the Bright Angel Canyon at Widforss Point (elevation 7,811 ft). There's a picnic bench at the point but there are no restrooms or potable water along the trail.

Widforss TrailThe Grand Canyon at Widforss TrailTrees at Widforss Trail

Gunnar Widforss was an early twentieth-century artist who lived and painted at the Grand Canyon in the 1930's. His watercolor paintings are prized for their geologic detail of the Grand Canyon.



The length of the Widforss Trail in Grand Canyon National Park is 4.8 miles and requires around 2.6 hours to hike one-way. The trail has a maximum elevation of 8,306 feet, a cumulative elevation gain of 2.3 miles and a cumulative elevation loss of 2.5 miles.



The following chart shows the total calories that you can expend on the Widforss Trail while hiking (round-trip) at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.


Topo Maps

Bright Angel Point Topo Map: Download the free Widforss Trail topo map and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Grand Canyon National Park topographic maps.

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