Elbow Fork to Lambs Canyon Pass

MODERATE 27 reviews

Elbow Fork to Lambs Canyon Pass is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1459 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

Start at the Elbow Fork trail-head and turn right just before just before the bridge where a trail sign indicating where the Lambs Canyon Trail and The Mount Aire Trail seperate. There is a locked winter gate that is only open from July 1 thru November 1

hiking
1 month ago

Went on a Sunday evening from 7-8:00ish. The road to the trail was fenced off about 1.5 miles before the start. It is open to cars Jul 1- Nov 1. The trail was very cool and nicely shaded. Very gradual beginning of the trail with some moderately steep points. Lots of great views as you go and lots of sunlight even for so late in the evening. When we went we didn’t see a single other person so we may look to trail run here in the future. A bit muddy but I think it had rained earlier.

hiking
2 months ago

It’s a great hike from both directions. I enjoy the shade and great foliage in the summer in Lambs Canyon. In the winter, hike up Millcreek Canyon from the gate and snowshoe Elbow Fork. Few people do this, watch for moose.

8 months ago

Did this hike the first week of October. Very beautiful fall colors. Nice hike, easy for all skill levels. Would repeat.

8 months ago

Two inches of snow on the trail made for slippery footing in the morning and mud in the afternoon.

hiking
10 months ago

Steep all the way up, but shady and beautiful.

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

Nice enough section of trail. I'd say there are prettier trails elsewhere in Mill Creek though. Makes for 1/2 of a nice traverse over the pass and down Lambs Canyon.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Very nice trail for carrying baby in carrier and having dog off leash. Water most of the way, good shade, great views of gobblers knob-to-Mt Aire near the top

hiking
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Super Great hike. The six year old did well, the four year old had to be carried. A pretty steep trail until you get to the ridge where you are in damp vegetation and battling flying bugs. With all that said, I loved it. Tremendous views from the top, well worth it.

hiking
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Until July 1 you will have to walk up the road a mile or so to Elbow Fork to get on the trail. Watch out for bikes coming down. Hiked June 22, 2016 and the wildflowers are great near the pass. Fairly easy hike although it is uphill all the way up so not much flat walking. Beautiful forest along the way and nice views of the Salt Lake Valley from near the top of the pass. Lots of flies out this time of year so bring bug spray. Great Flowers, not many people and pretty views from the top. My InReach had us going 6.3 miles from the parking area up to the pass and then back.

hiking
Monday, June 23, 2014

Started at Lambs Canyon and hiked from there to Lambs Canyon Pass then down this trail to Elbow Fork Trailhead. There are views of Millcreek Canyon and a great close view of Mount Aire from the trail. The trail is quite good and the wild flowers are beginning to add color to the trail

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