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    Amy Baran reviewed Big Elk Lake Trail

    about 1 month ago

    You can also get to Big Elk lake from the very top of 35. You need a solid 4x4 vehicle with decent clearance to drive the rocky, narrow, 6.5 miles up 35 from mirror lake hwy. Lots of little roads off 35 so stay to the main road all the way to the top. The trailhead is at the very end of 35 and is not marked. It is about a 1.5 mile hike in and it is not well marked and easy to lose the trail.

    At the trailhead go up and to the left to actually get on the trail. You'll see an old square sign pole with nothing on it. This is how you know you are going in the right direction. The very beginning of the trail is a short ascent but the becomes a descent rather quickly. You will continue down, come to a point where you'll hear a creek but not see it, and then come to a large meadow. The trail is very easy to loose at the meadow. Stay all the way to the left along the trees. If you lose the trail just stick to the side of the meadow and you'll see the trail pick up when you get to the other side. Once you are through the meadow you'll start climbing up, cross a creek and the come to a rocky, steep ascent. You are scrambling in a few spots. At the top of the ascent you'll be at Big Elk Lake. The views are amazing both toward the lake at the valley behind you. The best part...we didn't see a single person!

    This is a moderate to hard hike. It is not easy coming from this direction!

    Amy Baran completed Big Elk Lake Trail

    about 1 month ago

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