Elbow Fork to Lambs Canyon
The Elbow Fork to Lambs canyon trail is a fun day hike in Mill Creek Canyon near Salt Lake City. The first time I took this trail, I had an arrangement with another hiker. He started in Mill Creek. I started in Lambs Canyon. We swapped keys when we met near the pass and returned our keys at a pub after the hike.
The stretch of the trail from Elbows Fork to the pass is about two miles. The trail down to the road in Lambs Canyon is about 2 miles. Lambs Canyon is part of the Salt Lake Watershed where no dogs are allowed.
The trail follows the small Elbow Fork Stream, and winds through an interesting collection of flora including pine and aspen forest along with a diversity of shrubbery.
I took this hike on June 15th. The main gate on Mill Creek Canyon at Maple Grove was still closed. It is only open between July 1 and November 1. It is about a mile and a half walk from Maple Grove to Elbow Fork.
- Mill Creek Canyon (196 pictures) Mill Creek takes a sharp bend at Elbow Fork.
- Pipeline Trail (129 pictures) The Elbow Fork Trail is just above the end of the Pipeline Trail.
- Interstate 80 (102 pictures) The Lambs Canyon Road joins Interstate 80 half way between Park City and Salt Lake.
- The Wasatch Mountains (131 pictures) The trail provides beautiful vistas of the Wasatch Mountains.
- Terraces to Elbow Fork (47 pictures) The Terraces Trail is on the South Side of Mill Creek Canyon.
- Mount Aire (57 pictures) These pictures are from a hike I took up Mount Aire on October 9, 2007.