From Fairplay, take Colorado 9 to the town of Alma. From the center of Alma, continue north on Highway 9 for about 1/2 mile and turn left onto County Road 6 (dirt).
Start measuring mileage from here and drive 1.4 miles on CR 6 and 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. Not marked, but this area is the "trailhead." Park at the road junction but be sure not block either road. In the warmer months, there’s also a pull-off 0.1 mile up the road from the Zinc-Quartzville junction, on the east side of the road.
NOTICE: If you park at the junction of Zinc and Quartzville, please remember that you are surrounded by private land and there are some homes in view. If you need to go to the bathroom, wait until you’re up on public land - don’t drop trou on private property or anywhere near the parking area.