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Located in Arapaho National Forest wrapped on all sides by James Peak Wilderness. Right next to Sherwin Lake (Upper Chinn). Both allow non-motorized boating.
USFS: Follow the Fall River Reservoir Road to Rainbow Road and follow the dirt road to Fall River Reservoir or Chinns Lake. The Con... Log infor additional details...
Take exit 238 Fall River Road off of I-70 (just west of Idaho Springs). Take Fall River Road 6.9 miles to a left turn on Rainbow Rd. At 2.4 miles on Rainbow Rd, take the left split on an unnamed Jeep Road to Chinn's Lake (1.1 miles). High clearance 4WD is a highly recommended.
USFS: I-70 westbound, take exit #238 Fall River Road. Drive approx. 6 miles to the 2nd switchback and turn left on the dirt road, Rainbow Road. Continue on this road until you see the sign and split for Fall River Reservoir to the right and Chinns Lake to the left.