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The little town of Empire sits right at the junction of US 40 and I-70, and while not having quite the suite of amenities as Georgetown, it does offer a good stopover for anyone looking to re-stock. Bird-wise, look for American Dipper along the creek in town, and (in winter), Rosy-finches, and Evening Grosbeaks at feeders. This area can also be favorable to viewing bighorn sheep.
County: Clear Creek
Directions: From I-70: just west of Downieville, take exit 233 and transition to US 40. Continue on US 40 to Empire.
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Restrictions: Please respect private property
Lodging: Hotels in Empire and Georgetown
Handicapped Access: Some facilities ADA accessible and viewing from car
» Visit the website for Empire
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