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This route leads five miles one way to an overlook of Haunted Canyon and the Bright Angel drainage on the north rim.

The Widforss Trail leads ten miles southwestward from Bright Angel Spring, along the head of The Transept to the rim of Haunted Canyon. This route leads through the cool forests of the north rim. It provides views southward into the Grand Canyon. An interpretive brochure, available at the trailhead, provides information about the plants and wildlife along the north rim.

Begin this hike at Widforss Trailhead, elevation 8,160 feet. The trail leads southwestward skirting the northern rim of The Transept drainage. In the second mile of this trek the trail switches back on its self to make easy crossings of two tributaries of The Transept. Beyond these switchbacks the trail contours the eastern rim of The Transept then leads southward over the wooded northern rim. The trail ends five miles from the trailhead at the head of Haunted Canyon.

Directions: From North Entrance Station, Drive southward on North Rim Parkway to an intersection. The road to the left leads to the North Kaibab Trailhead. The road to the right follows a dirt road one mile to the Widforss Trailhead.

Elevation: 8,160 feet

Ending Elevation: 8,080 feet

Usage: Heavy in Summer

Difficulty: Easy

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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

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