Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
This loop begins at Elk Butte Spring, and goes up a nice, gradual road. The route has signs with a figure skiing to mark the cross-country skiing trail that locals like to use.
After about a mile and a half, there is a large sign with a map indicating that the trail heads south, and climbs up a canyon. This section may be overgrown in the summer time. If you don't want to bushwhack, you can go another half mile along the road and opt to ascend up an old jeep trail. This will probably add another mile to your hike, but it might be worth it. The trail rises to a saddle with nice views before dropping back down to Elk Butte Spring and the parking area.
Flora & Fauna
Aspens, pines, sagebrush, elk, moose, deer, hawks, and vultures live in this area.
Shared By: Keaton Reed