Bill Moore Lake Trail

HARD 13 reviews
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Bill Moore Lake Trail is a 10.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Empire, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
10.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3015 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

walking

horseback riding

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

A 4WD forest service road climbs the ridge North of Empire into the Mill Creek valley and up to Bill Moore Lake. Very scenic route to high mountain lake. Great place to spend a weekend exploring network of trails and historical sites, including well-preserved Conqueror Mine. Trail connects to Red Elephant Hill, Empire Loop. Great area for ATVs and UTVs with plenty of parking at the start. The 2010 MVUM shows no seasonal closures. For current conditions call Arapaho National Forest, Clear Creek Ranger District at (303) 567-3000.

8 days ago

Great trail for a moderately built 4x4. Excellent place for family and friends.

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
3 months ago

off road driving
3 months ago

off road driving
5 months ago

5 months ago

off road driving
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

off road driving
11 months ago

hiking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Great views throughout but especially once you break 10,500. More used by ATV and Jeeps so the trail itself is not catered exclusively to hiking. Unless you have a 4x4 vehicle or comfortable getting through some tricky spots, the hike to the Lake is more like 14 round trip. Searching google for trip reports, most are about offroading.

hiking
Friday, June 10, 2016

Sunday, October 11, 2015

hiking
Monday, September 15, 2014