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Hiking & Walking: Wyoming > Bridger-Teton National Forest > Greys Rivers Ranger District

Quick Facts

Elk Creek Trail

Beginning Elevation: 6,950 Feet (2166.5 Meters)
Difficulty: More Difficult
Elevation Gain: 6,390 Feet (1991.9 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 7,400 Feet (2306.7 Meters)
High Point: 10,370 Feet (3232.5 Meters)
Length: 12 Miles (20.0 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 039
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Park Creek, Rock Lake Peak, Red Top Mountain

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

TRAIL BEGINS: Forest Park Elk Feed Ground, near mouth of Elk Creek.

TRAIL ENDS: At the junction with Swift Creek Trail #035, 2.5 miles east of the Swift Creek Trailhead.

ATTRACTIONS: Attractions of this trail include the scenic Salt River Range and Rock Lake Peak.

NOTE: Watch for blazes to stay on the trail, numerous other paths cross it.

Directions from Alpine: Follow Greys River Road #10138, south to the Forest Park area. Go West to the Forest Park Elk Feed Ground from Greys River Road. From the feed ground, trail leads south to the mouth of Elk Creek. The trail is not signed.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: July through September .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking
ICON Hiking & Walking Elk Creek Trail
ICON Horseback Riding
ICON Stock Packing
ICON Hunting

Related Activities
Forest Park Campground - Forest Park has 13 campsites and is located along the Greys River, 35 miles southeast of Alpine.

Swift Creek Road - This road, just east of Afton, accesses interesting geologic formations, a campground, Periodic Spring, picnic areas, and trails.

Swift Creek Trail - This trail leads up Swift Creek into the scenic Salt River Range. It accesses the viewpoint of Periodic Spring, about 3/4 mile up trail.

Way Trail - This 49-mile long trail parallels the Greys River along the east side of the Salt River Range. It intersects many other trails making various route combinations possible.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Greys River Ranger District, 125 Washington, P.O. Box 338 , Afton, WY, 83110, Phone: 307-886-3166


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