Bard Creek

4.4/5 (28 reviews)
Empire, Colorado (ClearCreek County)
Last Updated: 06/29/2022
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This fun, rather easy trail, is right out of the town of Empire and provides some beautiful scenery and a nice trip through the valley. This easy trail has easy access from Denver through Empire. The trail offers some scenic views at the beginning and is a nice forest drive. For a good balance of scenery and challenge, combine this with Democrat Mountain for a full day of off-roading.

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Trail Reviews

4.4/5 (28 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/17/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Easy, fun and beautiful. Very cool trail running most of the time along the creek. Sweet views all along. No major obstacles at all just rocky.
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 09/09/2022

Difficulty is spot on -- I let a beginner drive my JKU and all was fine.
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 08/20/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Nice easy trail up to some cool mining structures.
Ryan Boudreau
Official Crew
Status: Open
Visited: 06/29/2022

Clear all the way through.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/28/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Trail is open. Easy and beautiful, the mine is in decent shape. Nice optional hill climb at the end.

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