0(0=Paved, 6=Very Difficult 4WD) The Buffalo Mountain and Lily Pad Trailheads share parking and are only a couple hundred yards apart on opposite ends of the parking area. The coordinates are for the Buffalo Mountain Trailhead sign. Parking is across the road from the trailhead sign.
From exit 205 on I-70 turn onto CO-9 North/Blue River Parkway. After 0.3 miles turn left onto Wildernest Road. Continue another 0.3 miles and turn left onto Ryan Gulch Road. Stay on Ryan Gulch Road for 3.2 miles as it switchbackups up a hillside in Silverthorne and reach the signed trailhead on the right. Parking is off to the left and is shared with the Lily Pad Trailhead.