Frisco, CO | Photo Credit: Todd Powell
Frisco, CO | Photo Credit: Todd Powell
Frisco, CO | Photo Credit: Todd Powell

A tiny town with a population of 3,000, Frisco is an excellent location to explore the Colorado Rockies. Located 69 miles west of Denver off I-70, Frisco is easily accessible by car or shuttle. Peak 1 Express offers direct shuttles from the Denver Airport as well as shuttles to nearby Breckenridge.  Because Frisco is nestled between the Rocky Mountains and the shores of Dillon Lake, there is an abundance of activities for both winter and summer.

During summer (and winter) you can hike or mountain bike one of the many trails in the area. The Frisco Adventure Park summertime fun offers chuck wagon rides, camping, disc golf, a skate park and kayak rentals. There are even 3, 4, and 5 class rapids for you experience nearby.

Besides skiing in the wintertime, the Frisco Adventure Park offers snowshoeing trails and winter tubing. Sleigh rides take you to a remote forest where you are treated to hot cocoa, fresh baked cookies and live music. Another option is a sleigh ride including a 3 course dinner and music. For skiers looking for a variety of areas to ski, Breckenridge ski area is 7 miles, Keystone ski area is 10 miles and Copper Mountain is 7.5 miles away.

Frisco, CO | Photo Credit: Mike Murphy
Frisco, CO | Photo Credit: Mike Murphy
Frisco, CO | Photo Credit: Todd Powell

Unique restaurants are located along Main Street in Frisco. Bagalis, an Italian restaurant is known for their homemade pasta. Silverheels Bar and Grill and 5th Avenue Grill both feature steaks, seafood, sandwiches and craft beers with great Colorado hospitality. The Butterhorn Bakery & Café is known for their delicious breakfasts including muffins, scones, and homemade cookies. Ollie’s Pub and Grub should not be missed as they have the best burgers in the area. Because the owner is from Chicago, Cubs, Blackhawks, White Sox and Bears memorabilia decorate the bar area. With three TV’s you can be sure your favorite Chicago sports team is playing.

If looking to relax after a day of outdoor activities, visit Next Page Books and Nosh along Main Street. This one of a kind book store also features a café where you will find tea, coffee, beer, wine and of course hot chocolate.

If you are looking for a family adventure vacation or just a romantic get-away, Frisco, Colorado is the place for fun in the sun and or snow.

Joan Cook

Joan Cook

Joan Cook has worked in the travel industry for over 37 years. In 1981 she started sharing her love of travel by opening up Travel Discoveries International in a small town in central Illinois. Her husband John joined the business in 1986 and together they have escorted groups worldwide. Some of Joan’s favorite destinations include riding a camel in Egypt, an elephant in Cambodia, and kayaking north of the Arctic Circle. Other exotic adventures include a safari in Kenya & Tanzania, Cuba, and most recently Russia. Joan also loves European river cruising. In 2016 after selling Travel Discoveries International, Joan started working with the MAST Travel Network as the MAST Exclusive Group Coordinator, setting up group trips for MAST. The MAST travel consortia, currently is made up of over 200 travel agencies.