Robinson Canyon Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This is a gem of a hike, which provides you easy access to the best of the best of the rich L. T. Murray Wildlife Area. This is prime elk country, and a major wintering and calving ground for the great wapiti (as elk are known to Native Americans). That fact led to the seasonal closure that keeps vehicles well away from the area, but after mid-April, when the closure order is lifted, you can still expect to find herds of the big beasts--especially groupings of elk cows with the young calves. But there’s more here than elk. Mule deer (some nearly as big as elk!) also take advantage of the rich browse to get through the long winter months.
The entire area is a diverse conglomeration of ecosystems—thick forests stand on the north slopes, while south-facing slopes boast barren basalt cliffs and sage. Aspen trees and cottonwoods grace the creek basins, and wildflowers ?ll all of the lands in between. Note: Be aware that this area and the access road to hike up into it are typically closed November 1 through April 15 each year to protect wintering elk herds."