Big Elk Lake

Kamas, Utah 84036

Big Elk Lake

Big Elk Lake Professional Review and Guide

"You can pack extra gear into here. The hike is just a little over a mile one way, so bring the lawn chairs and float tube. There is a steep incline just before the dam, but otherwise it’s an easy hike.

From the end of Norway Flats Road, Little Elk Lake is about 0.3 mile to the west of the trail. Continue another 0.8 mile to a trail junction and Big Elk Lake. At Big Elk Lake, fishing is generally good for stocked brook and cutthroat trout. A raft or canoe would be nice to escape the crowds and the bugs, but you can do just fine from shore. Fish with a small fly (#16) during the morning and evening, and you should have little trouble catching enough for a hearty meal."

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Trail Information

Kamas
Nearby City
2.2
Distance
700 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
9,800 feet
Trailhead Elevation
10,500 feet
Top Elevation
Wasatch National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Erickson Basin
Local Maps