Bill Moore Lake

A great route to a beautiful high mountain lake.

Total Miles

5

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Elevation
11,380'
Duration
3 to 4 Hours
Technical Rating
7 / 10
Best Time
Summer

As we continue to improve our trail coverage, we'd love to hear what you think and which areas to add next.

Trail Overview
Bill Moore Lake
A lot of people choose to spend a weekend playing around this area. There are a lot of different trails to try out as well as some interesting historical sites. The trail connects to Red Elephant Hill and Mill Creek Loop. ATVs and UTVs will especially enjoy this trail. There is a staging area at the trailhead. Open all year.
History
The town of North Empire, located 1 mile north of Empire, housed many of the men working in the highly productive Conqueror Mine. During the 1860s and ‘70s the town had several boarding houses and a small cable-operated railroad. Even with the railroad, most of the travel was still done by horse and wagon. Only traces of North Empire remain today.
Getting There
From Empire, head north on Main Street (North Empire Road) in center of town. Continue uphill beyond pavement. Bear right at fork at 0.7 mile to parking on left at 1.0 mile.
Contact for Current Conditions
Arapaho N.F.
Clear Creek R.D.
(303) 567-3000