The town was named after the mountain, which was named for Sioux Cheif Standing Elk. This magnificent and distinctive mountain thrusts its rugged profile 11,166 feet skyward, forming the northernmost extension of the Medicine Bow Range. Providing a good home for elk and mule deer which abound, this beautiful mountain can be seen for many miles along the Interstate-80 and US 30 routes.
The area is known for it's world class trout fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, and skiing.
Don't Miss: The Historic Elk Mountain Hotel