About the Town of Elk Mountain, Wyoming.
The hidden gem of Elk Mountain was named after a Sioux chieftain called Standing Elk.
The Town is hidden in a small, tree covered valley, just 3 miles south of exit 255 of the Interstate 80. Elk Mountain is located in Carbon County in SE Wyoming almost centrally located twixt Laramie, Rawlins and Saratoga. For travelers with navigators’ capabilities we are at 41.687 N Latitude and -106.412W Longitude and at GPS coordinates 41deg 41.2199min latitude and 106deg 24.72mins longitude 90 miles NW of Cheyenne, Wy. and 154 miles NW of Denver, Co.
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The town is perched 7264 feet and lies in the shadow of its 11,156-foot mountain; the settlement of Elk Mountain is a quiet community of cottonwood tree lined streets, and picturesque buildings, with world class trout fishing right downtown.
Entering Elk Mountain is like stepping back to a more leisurely, less pressured time to find a hamlet
nestling amongst a forest of Cottonwood trees that must be almost unique in Wyoming.