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.
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 Widforss Trail has a maximum elevation of 8,306 ft (2,532 m), a minimum elevation of 7,978 ft (2,432 m), and an elevation gain of 11,948 ft (3,642 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.
The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Widforss Trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.
|[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]|
|Steps 1||Length 2||Min Ele 3||Max Ele 4|
|10,557||4.8 mi||7,978 ft||8,306 ft|
|[ A to B ]|
|Time 5||Floors 6||Gain 7||Loss 8|
|2.1 hrs||0.7||11,948 ft||13,205 ft|
|[ B to A ]|
|2.2 hrs||0.6||13,205 ft||11,948 ft|
The length of the Widforss Trail is 4.8 mi (7.8 km) or 10,557 steps.
A person in good physical health can hike the Widforss Trail in 2.1 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 2.2 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.
Download free Widforss Trail topo maps 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.
Yes, and it's free! The Widforss Trail is located on the Bright Angel Point topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.
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