In response to Nan's reply: Widforss trailhead is about 2 to 2.5 miles from the lodge. It is another .5 to 1 mile past the Kaibab Trailhead and that I know there is no shuttle service to that trailhead. If you want me to find anything out on my May trip I can just let me know so I can be on the lookout and gather info. We are also going in Oct but I believe we are on the 5-7. The best thing to have during that time is a car or someway to get around while you are on the North rim because the first weekend of Oct on the North rim is the best for the fall colors of the aspen trees. There are a few near the rim of the canyon but some of the best are on the drive out to Imperial Point. And in the Kaibab National forest. We always do alot of driving and picture taking on the day between the hikes.
--On the loose to climb a mountain, on the loose where I am free. On the loose to live my life the way I think my life should be...For we only have a moment and a whole world yet to see...I'll be looking for tomorrow on the loose. ---unknown--