To drive to Black Velvet Trailhead: Take the new access road (see map) passing Windy Peak Trailhead. You will come to a 4-way intersection, go left (north) passing Mud Springs Trailhead. Continue until you come to Black Velvet road. Turn left (north) and follow it to the trailhead.
Note: As of today, there are no trail or road signs along these gravel roads. BLM estimates this project will take another four months to complete. The direct road to Black Velvet Trailhead might be open during some of the construction, but is presently closed.