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Lambs Canyon Trail: Lambs Canyon
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Ellen Jenkins enjoys the Lambs Canyon Trail. Photo by Steve Baker/Davis Clipper
Ellen Jenkins enjoys the Lambs Canyon Trail. Photo by Steve Baker/Davis Clipper
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By Steve Baker

Clipper Staff Writer

If you are looking for a shady hike on a hot summers’ day, Lambs Canyon Pass Trail is a good choice. The trail offers plenty of shade as you make you way to the pass. The only drawback to this hike is the amount of elevation gain, so be ready to get your heart rate up! From the picnic area, the trail starts across the road to the sounds of rushing water. After crossing a small foot-bridge, the trail takes a couple switchbacks and follows a spring-fed stream into a lush forest of tall aspens. At 1.3 miles, the trail gets more steep. I find it very helpful to always use hiking poles. The poles give me stability and have saved me many times from falling down on the trail. Take your time on the steep sections and don’t rush to the top. The journey gives anticipation and wonder to your hike. The trail opens through the trees at 1.7 miles to views looking east. At Lambs Canyon Pass, your trail joins the Elbow Fork Trail from Mill Creek Canyon. These two trails are part of the Great Western Trail. Relax and take in the view. You deserve it!

Difficulty: Strenuous

Elevation gain: 1,540 ft.

Round-trip miles: 3.5

Hiking time: About 3 hours

Dogs allowed: No

Trailhead restrooms: Yes

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