If you live either north or south of Eldora, use the following directions:
Go north or south on Colorado 119 to the town of Nederland. Traveling north on 119, turn left at the Eldora turnoff. Coming from the north, turn right at the Eldora turn-off (County Road 130). Continue on that road past Nederland High School and past the turn for the Eldora "shelf road" that leads up to the resort. 1.8 miles after the Eldora shelf road, you値l read the town of Eldora.
Continue through town. The road is now called Eldorado Avenue. In less than a mile, you値l pass through the town and the road will turn to dirt (or you値l hit a closure if it痴 winter).
About 0.75 miles after the transition to dirt, the road splits. Keep to the right, following the sign to the 4th of July trailhead and Buckingham Campground.
You値l pass by a number of cabins along the way. About 4 miles past that road split and sign, you値l reach the trailhead.
This road is probably passable for most passenger cars but I wouldn稚 try it in a low clearance vehicle or with a new driver. The trail starts in the upper parking lot right after the Buckingham Campground. There is free parking if you get there early, but note that it can fill up on popular summer weekends, leaving people to park precariously on the narrow access road.