Trailhead / Access
The trail head starts at a parking lot off of Rampart Range Road. The best way to reach it is to take highway 24 west from the Springs to Woodland Park. As you enter Woodland Park, take a right at Baldwin which is just before the McDonalds.
A couple of miles down the road, the road forks so take the right fork which will put you on Loy Creek Rd. Take this road a couple miles to Rampart Range Rd then turn right.
A couple of miles down the road you will see a small pullout/parking area on the left side of the road. This is known as Rainbow Gulch. The trail starts here.
In summary, this is a moderate run with some climbs but nothing too steep. A couple of places are rocky. The trail follows the shore line most of the time but there are a couple of places where it goes inland a bit. I did not see any places that could lead you astray from the main trail but if you go more than a 1/2 mile and don't see the water...you may have wandered off the trail.