The Chutes

4.7/5 (14 reviews)
Empire, Colorado (Clear Creek County)
Last Updated: 12/14/2022

Trail Information


About an hour from Denver and situated within the Arapahoe National Forest, the Bill Moore Lake Trail is part of the Empire Loop, a network of trails just above Empire, Colorado.  This short connector trail offers a shortcut along Bill Moore Lake with a fun, mildly challenging rocky hill climb.

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Trail Reviews

4.7/5 (15)
Visited: 10/23/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Might be cutting it close in a full size vehicle. Hit my skid plate and sliders in my tj on 31s.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/12/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

I sure do enjoy this short jaunt. Just take it nice and easy.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/01/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran this uphill today, no issues. A little puckery with the slick mud/snow. Boulders might pose a problem for longer wheelbases as you have to navigate them around your rocker. Passed a stock LR3, and a WK coming down with no problems.
This trail guide's difficulty was changed on 07/04/2022
Visited: 07/02/2022

Fun little side road heading down with bigger boulders. Just have to say, I love my skid plates!!!

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