Bill Moore Lake/Empire Loop

Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests Pawnee Ng, Near Empire, Colorado

Bill Moore Lake/Empire Loop does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


The Bill Moore/North Empire loop, north of Empire, CO offer a network of roads for OHV opportunities.  This road is very rocky and steep in places especially to Bill Moore Lake. Make sure you have a 4-wheel drive/high clearance vehicle. You may encounter other vehicles coming down, so be prepared To Bill Moore Lake take forest road 171.2 to 183.1(left fork), 183.1A provides for a by-pass route to get around a difficult section of the road. Continue on 183.1 to a long steep descent and on to the lake. To the Empire Loop take forest road 171.2 to 171.3. Refer to the Ranger District's motor vehicle use map (MVUM) for more information on roads in this area. Click here for more information about dispersed camping near Idaho Springs and Georgetown.