Upper Setting Trail to East Shingle Creek Lake, South Erickson Lake, and Big Elk Lake

MODERATE 4 reviews

Upper Setting Trail to East Shingle Creek Lake, South Erickson Lake, and Big Elk Lake is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kamas, 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 and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1699 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Upper Setting Trail #156 This trail provides a high-elevation route between the head of Shingle Creek and the Crystal Lake Trailhead. Portions of this trail system have been built to a high standard, while other portions are obscure and difficult to follow. There are many alpine lakes along the route.

1 month ago

Close to the end of the trail, where you get up on the last ridge before descending to Big Elk Lake, I came across a Trail Closed due to fire conditions sign.

My original goal was to use the Upper Setting Trail to link the Shingle Creek Trail with the Big Elk Trail, but I didn't want to push through a trail closure.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
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trail running
3 months ago