Rainbow Road

Idaho Springs, Colorado (ClearCreek County)

Last Updated: 06/12/2022
4.1 / 5 ( 23 reviews )
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Highlight: Rainbow Road
Fishing, hiking, and camping. Rainbow Road takes you to the popular Fall River Reservoir and connects you to the Chinns Lake Trail. Along the route you will come to a Continental Divide National Scenic Trail access point which provides long distance hiking access north to James Peak Wilderness and southeast to Bill Moore Lake and Breckinridge Peak. This road also connects you to the more interesting and remote Chinns Lake Trail.


Route Information

Technical Rating

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1. Rainbow Road Trailhead ( mi)
Turn onto the dirt road here.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Idaho Springs, Colorado

Exit off of I-70 on exit #238 to Fall River Road. Travel up Fall River Road approximately 6 miles until you get to the second switchback at a large gated home. Turn left onto Rainbow Road.



Trail Reviews (38)

Questions & Answers (4)

Q: are kayaks allowed in the resevoir?
–manuel (08/29/2018)
–Todd (08/30/2018)
Q: Is the reservoir dried up yet?
–Nick (08/21/2018)
–Todd (08/30/2018)
Q: Anyone try and drive this recently? What are the conditions like?
–Evan Thompson (05/20/2018)
–Kris Davis (07/23/2018)
–Todd (05/21/2018)
Q: you think it's clear for Father's day weekend to get to the res ... I drive a stock tacoma TRD off Road
–Kyle Anderson (06/13/2017)
–Kyle Anderson (06/14/2017)
–Todd (06/14/2017)

Writer Information



Todd is an avid wheeler who loves to explore new trails whenever and wherever he can. They say necessity is the mother of all invention and that holds true for Todd. His want and desire to find passable trails and new nooks and crannies of the Great American West to explore were his reasons behind starting Trailsoffroad.com. On any given weekend you can find Todd on some obscure 4x4 trail or using his legs to hike to an alpine lake.
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