The Lynch Creek Trailhead provides access to the Salt Creek Trail, Rough and Tumbling Trail, and the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Area. Hiking, backpacking, horse riding, and dispersed camping are allowed along the trail, as well as mountain biking outside of the Wilderness Area.
Drive 12 miles south of Fairplay on Highway 285 then turn right (west) on to Forest Service Road 431. Follow FSR 431 for approximately seven miles to the trailhead at the end of the road. FSR 431 is closed during winter just past the Buffalo Springs Campground.