Bard Creek

4.4/5 (46 reviews)
Among the old mining trails stretching from Idaho Springs to Silver Plume, Bard Creek Road offers an enchanting journey through the region's history. As you traverse its bumpy climb, you'll uncover vestiges of Colorado's vibrant past, most notably, the Bard Creek Mine with its remarkably intact or...Read More
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Highlights of Bard Creek

Altitude Category IconAltitude
Camping Category IconCamping
Forest Category IconForest
Mine Category IconMine
Rock Category IconRock
Highest Elevation
10129 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
777.1
Nearest Town
Empire
Nearest Services
Empire
Management Agency
Arapaho National Forest
District
Clear Creek Ranger District

Overview

Among the old mining trails stretching from Idaho Springs to Silver Plume, Bard Creek Road offers an enchanting journey through the region's history. As you traverse its bumpy climb, you'll uncover vestiges of Colorado's vibrant past, most notably, the Bard Creek Mine with its remarkably intact ore chute. The drive rewards you with remarkable scenery, from glimpses of the valley through the trees to the awe-inspiring vista at Empire Pass. Although less challenging than its neighboring trails, Bard Creek Road doesn't compromise on the visual treat, providing easy access to beautiful landscapes, and as autumn descends, the trail transforms into a vibrant display of fall colors. Bard Creek Road is off the beaten path, and this journey offers a refreshing blend of history, natural beauty, and adventure.

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20 Waypoints
62 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
46 Community Reviews
1 Video
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