When we told people that we were traveling to the Grand Canyon, their first question was, "Are you going to the bottom?" Our answer was usually, "Not in July with heat warnings." We found out this trip that we didn't have to go down to the bottom (with at least 100 other people on the same trail) to enjoy hiking Grand Canyon National Park.
The 10-mile Widforss Trail was the awe inspiring solitude we were looking for. We saw less than 15 people in the 4+ hours we were on the trail. We also saw 2 Kaibab Squirrels, several ground squirrels, a lizard, and a CONDOR.
The Trail is mostly shaded by Ponderosa Pines and a few Aspen Trees. The elevation change didn't seem like much. It is mostly a rim walk.
I can honestly say that this was our favorite hike of our vacation. Even though we didn't go to the bottom of the canyon. I feel that we experienced the Grand Canyon in the way that was best for us. We still have more to see (as with EVERY park we visit). That means we have to go back some day.
We hope you enjoy the views of Grand Canyon National Park in the video and that you will enjoy this trail yourself sometime. Until next time, keep on trekking!
Kay and Matt enjoy hiking all over the USA. We have a YouTube Channel to video our adventures, this blog, and we are working on building an app to allow others to go on adventures too.
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