From Fairplay, take Colorado 9 to the town of Alma. From the center of Alma, continue north for about 1/2 mile and turn left on the Park County 6 road.
After 1.4 miles, turn left onto Quartzville road. Near 2.2 miles, stay left at a confusing intersection. Near 3.5 miles, reach the intersection of Zinc Road. This is the trailhead. Zinc road turns left and is usually not plowed in winter. Park at the road junction, but be sure not block either road.