Bard Creek

Empire, Colorado (ClearCreek County)

Last Updated: 06/29/2022
4.5 / 5 ( 11 reviews )
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Highlight: Bard Creek
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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1. Dirt Area Outside of Minton Park (0 mi)
This area is a dirt area just outside a baseball park and parking lot for that baseball park. Please note the signs and stay out of the park itself, but the area that you can use is obvious. This is the best place to air down before heading into the trail. This is also a good rally point for those coming from multiple places since it’s still ‘in town’.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Empire, CO

Take South Main Street and head towards the park and baseball field. Your track and waypoints begin here.


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JD Marshall

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Jen & JD moved to Colorado from Chicago in May of 2015 for work and brought with them a 2001 stock Jeep Wrangler that had been garage bound for two years. Within a month of arrival, all rusty 170,000 miles of it was shaking on Colorado trails and they've never stopped. As time as gone on, their 2001 TJ had to be traded and a 2015 Jeep JK has been added to the family. JD works as a Systems Engineer for a cable company and Jen runs a business from their home during the week to pay the bills. When the weekend hits, they're almost always hitting the trail. When Sunday night rolls around, the question turns to, 'so what's next week?!'.
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