Located centrally in Summit County, Colorado, the old mining town of Frisco is the perfect base camp for all your Colorado activities. Walking distance to Lake Dillon and a few minutes’ drive to the major resorts of Breckenridge, Keystone, and Copper Mountain, lodging in Frisco will guarantee you’ll be close everything you want to do and see while offering fewer crowds and better value. Check out some of the best Frisco hotels for the perfect mountain vacation.
Conveniently located on Frisco's Main Street, the Frisco Lodge has been welcoming weary travelers since its days as a stagecoach stop in the 1800's. In its modern role as a bed and breakfast, the Frisco Lodge serves as "your home away from home" with cozy mountain charm and a variety of accommodations. Amenities include a hot tub, observation deck, garden, wifi and fitness center.
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Voted best lodging in Summit County, Hotel Frisco offers comfort and convenience. Located right on Main Street, Hotel Frisco is close to restaurants and shops and has a cozy lounge right on site. Accommodations vary and can be packaged with assorted activities. Hotel Frisco is also dog friendly.
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Located close to rental shops, the grocery store, WalMart and several restaurants, the Summit Inn is a great option for value and comfort. Decorated in a Western motif, rooms can accommodate from 1 to 8 people and amenities include an indoor hot tub and sauna, free breakfast, and wifi. The Summit Inn is also next to the bus stop for the free local bus service.
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SkyRun Vacation Rentals offers a variety of vacation accommodations in Frisco and throughout Summit County. If you're seeking a condo, a townhome or a full house for your Frisco vacation, SkyRun can help you find the property that best fits your needs. The friendly staff can also help you to plan activities, dining and more.
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Almost perfectly centered in the state of Colorado lies the town of Frisco. Frisco is a beautiful community surrounded by mountains and breathtaking scenery. While not as well known as some of the neighboring towns like Breckenridge or Keystone, there is plenty to do in the town of Frisco. Its proximity to Interstate-70 means easy accessibility to a lot of different Frisco hiking trails.
9.5 miles/ vertical 2800 ft.
This challenging hike starts with moderate, rolling terrain before climbing at fairly steady, steep gradient to the pass at 11,900′. The effort is more than worth it - you'll be rewarded with some of the most stunning scenery in the region. Even before the final climb, you'll be able to enjoy rolling meadows full of wildflowers, occasional mining ruins, craggy peaks, and pristine alpine ponds. Keep an eye out for wildlife, as well, as you'll encounter few other hikers along the trail. At the top of Eccles Pass, enjoy spectacular views of Red Mountain, Buffalo Mountain and surrounding area. Even though this is a difficult hike it is worth the views and solitude.
5 miles/ vertical 700 ft.
The Lily Pad Lake Trail is a fantastic morning or afternoon hike for all ability levels. The trail varies with steep sections and relatively flat sections and a mix of scenery from dense forest to alpine meadows before arriving at a pair of small and picturesque mountain ponds. Several spots along the trail offer stunning views of the Ten Mile Range and Lake Dillon, with particularly gorgeous scenery in the fall when the aspen leaves turn yellow. The lakes make for a great picnic destination, and ambitious hikers can continue further up the trail all the way to Silverthorne.
1 mile/ vertical minimal
If you are looking for an easy family friendly hike you can do no wrong with the Rainbow Lake Trail. A short distance and reasonably flat gradient of this hike will free you up to truly appreciate the natural beauty found in Summit County. Rainbow Lake is a great picnic destination and there is some decent fishing in the spring and summer months. For those seeking extra miles, the trail connects to the Peaks Trail, which travels all the way to Breckenridge.
3.8 miles/ vertical 1300 ft.
The trailhead for Mount Royal lands at the very end of Frisco’s Main Street. Mount Royal is not a particularly long hike at just under 4 miles but it is very steep gaining about 1300 feet of elevation. The views going up Mount Royal are spectacular and you can use them as an excuse to catch your breath during the steep ascent to the summit. Be sure to check out the abandoned Masontown site while hiking to the top, or, if you’re looking for a less strenuous trek, make Masontown your destination. The shorter and mellower hike to Masontown is perfect for families with children or hikers on a tight schedule.
8.7 miles/ vertical 4353 ft.
The same trailhead that brings you to Mount Royal will also bring you to the base of Peak One. The Ten Mile Range of the Rockies consists of ten separate peaks all with very creative names. They are labeled Peaks One through Ten. The ascent to the top of Peak One is quite challenging but definitely worth the effort. As you hike Mt. Royal, you will come to a fork; the right fork will take you to the top of Mt. Royal, while the left fork continues up the ridgeline over the peak of Victoria and up to the summit of Peak One. Once you get to the top there are fantastic panoramas of the Gore Range and the surrounding towns below. Still have some energy left? Traverse over to Peaks Six through Ten and you can hike down to Breckenridge Ski Resort.
With over 40 restaurants and bars, Frisco can satisfy you and all your cravings. The varied list includes just about every type of cuisine and it is all prepared by people who truly love what they do. Combine the passion for cooking with the breathtaking backdrop of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, it is hard to not thoroughly enjoy your dining experience. Frisco’s laid back attitude creates an environment where people can enjoy every option, from restaurants with menus that can stand up against the best restaurants in big cities, to quiet and intimate hole-in-the-wall eateries.
Silverheels combines fine dining with a relaxed atmosphere. With a wide range of food items on their menu from seafood and steak to sandwiches and tacos, they also keep an extensive wine list that can be paired with each item. If you go on the weekends you will get to enjoy live music either inside or on their sunny patio.
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A long-time local favorite, this authentic Mexican restaurant provides classic menu items as well as regional Mexican specialties dishes. The extensive menu is sure to have something for everyone and the ample portion sizes are sure satisfy all your Mexican food cravings. The margarita menu is equally varied, and your selection can be made frozen or on the rocks.
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A traditional Japanese restaurant with a contemporary twist. Kemosabe offers nigiri and sashimi along with a variety of specialty rolls with modern flavor profiles. Kemosabe offers daily specials and has a rotating selection of fish based on what was flown in fresh, so be sure to ask what's in stock. Their libations menu includes hot and cold sake, an assortment of Japanese beer and other cocktails. Visit during happy hour for the best deals.
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A modern, Euro-American restaurant, Vinny's puts an emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients with a wide range of European-influenced dishes. Chef Vincent uses local, all-natural products, serving sophisticated cuisine that ranges from traditional Italian to unique creations. An extensive wine list and full bar also compliments this fresh menu.
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The pedestrian-friendly town of Frisco offers a wide range of shopping options. From unique boutiques to large “one stop shop” stores. Taking a rainy day or adding an extra one onto your vacation is not a bad idea in order to explore the things that Frisco has to offer.
Zealous offers shirts, hats, sweatshirts, and other apparel with unique, handcrafted designs. A recent addition to Frisco Main Street, Zealous quickly became a local favorite with images and patterns that play on local scenery and ski culture. You can’t get this gear anywhere else.
If you are looking to do some serious bargaining, make your way to Rags to Riches to find some hidden treasures. The upscale resale boutique offers high-end secondhand men's and women's clothing with inventory that changes daily and a seamstress onsite.
Traveling with the little ones? The 20 year old Stork and Bear offers toys, children’s clothing and maternity wear to help out with anything that was left behind at home. Stork and Bear is also the perfect place to shop for gifts for the kids.
For the shoe aficionado in your party, there’s no better stop than the Shoe Inn, located on the east end of Frisco’s Main Street. With a variety of designer brands and a selection of purses and shoes that rotates by season, you’ll have a hard time choosing.
The Flying Crane offers women’s clothing, accessories, gifts, and jewelry in a casual boutique environment and with styles that fit Frisco’s laidback mountain lifestyle. Pick up gifts for friends or a new outfit for yourself.