Elk lake is approximately 12 miles from the Grandjean campground. You can not reach it by car. The trail has mild elevation gain and parallels the river during many sections. There are no designated campgrounds at elk lake however 3 spots have obvious use. Deer and elk are commonly viewed near the lake, especially in the early morning or near dusk. Says Idahohikerchick
The beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Fern Falls, and Challis National Forest
is worth stopping at. And if you're still looking for more outdoors fun things just keep reading. Stay the night at Iron Creek Campground.