These small lakes are accessed via the Lover's Camp Trail. Trout are present in either lake. Aquatic vegetation tends to encroach on Big Elk Lake in the summer.
Directions from Lovers Camp: Take the Canyon Creek Trail up through Marble Valley and the Cuddihy Trail which passes by Big Elk Lake.Take the Red Rock Trail which leaves the Canyon Creek Trail just above Lovers Camp. About one mile up this trail, another trail doubles back to the left to Little Elk Creek and up to the lake beyond.