Bill Moore Lane

Idaho Springs, Colorado 80452

Bill Moore Lane

Bill Moore Lane Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"You’ll pass the well-preserved Conqueror Mine on your way to a network of fun backroads. Seasonal wildflowers and great high-elevation views. One side trip goes to a small, serviceable cabin (see map for GPS coordinates). Trail connects to Empire Loop and Red Elephant Hill, Trail #34. Great area for ATVs with plenty of parking at the start.

The upper portion of the trail has several steep, loose, rocky sections. Some stock SUVs can do it, but their spinning tires are chewing up the trail. Please take the 183.1A bypass around the worst section if your vehicle does not have differential lockers. You don’t need to go all the way to the top to have a good time. There are many great side roads to explore without going up the difficult spots."

Bill Moore Lane Trip Reports

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8/15/2010
The trail has only one challenging part that might provide problems for vehicles without high clearance, but everything else is fairly easy. We saw stock SUVs at the lake parking area at the top which got through the challenge.

The drive itself and the lake are beautiful. You travel through some great views and the lake is so pretty. We had a great time.

The only problem I had with this trail is I like a little bit more of a challenge, however, it was a nice trail to relax on.
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8/1/2010
This is a nice trail. It's not very technical. A stock Jeep could easily do it. It does provide excellent views and there is a neat old cabin at the top. I enjoyed this trail.
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Trail Information

Idaho Springs
Nearby City
5.4
Distance
Several options
Trail Type
ATVs and Dirt Bikes
Vehicles
Difficult
Difficulty
0.5 days
Duration
Arapaho National Forest
Local Contacts
Trails Illustrated #103, DeLorme’s Colorado Atlas and Gazetteer
Local Maps

Trail Log