|Lamb's Canyon Trailhead at Elbow Fork in Millcreek Canyon|
Distance for Lambs Pass: 4 miles round trip
Easy to Moderate with some steep climbs
Dogs allowed to the pass but not into Lambs Canyon
Lamb's Canyon Pass is part of the Great Western Trail. This portion of the trail makes for a great day hike. The trailhead in Millcreek Canyon is located at Elbow Fork. From Wasatch Blvd. take the Millcreek Canyon Road (3800 So.) and drive about 6.3 miles up the road to Elbow Fork which will be on the left. There is a small parking area with an outhouse.
The trail is well marked. The Great Western Trail marker is also visible.
|Lambs Canyon Great Western Trail Marker|
At .25 miles, the Mt. Aire and Lambs Canyon trail split. Again, the trail is well marked. Stay to the right for Lambs Canyon Pass which is 1.8 miles from the split. The trail follows the stream then makes two switchbacks away from it. At about .8 miles, it crossed the stream again.
|Lambs Canyon Pass Millcreek Canyon|
After the trail crosses the stream for the last time, there are two steep switchbacks on the spine of the mountain. At the ridge, enjoy the views of Millcreek Canyon. Here you will turn left to hike into Lambs Canyon. It will also be the turn around point for Lambs Pass. If hiking with your dog, you must turn around at this point as no dogs are allowed into the Lambs Canyon side of the trail for watershed. For those hiking the Great Western Trail or all of Lambs Canyon, the trail continues down Lambs Canyon about two more miles. The trail is rugged on both sides and backcountry camping is limited.
|Lambs Pass Trail Millcreek Canyon|
|Lambs Canyon Pass|
By Trudy Zufelt