Located in the heart of the Rockies in Summit County, Frisco, Colorado is located near a few ski resorts like Breckenridge and Copper Mountain. While Frisco has a small town feel, its Main Street is full of nightlife, shopping, and dining options. Visitors can explore several different trails, the Frisco Bay Marina, the Historic Park and Museum, and other attractions as well.
1.Frisco Historic Park and Museum
© Frisco Historic Park and Museum
The Frisco Historic Park and Museum is committed to the presentation of how the local history of Frisco, Colorado fits into how things are now in present day. Along with a collection of structures and artifacts that help to interpret the town and the people who call it home, the Frisco Historic Museum offers tours, guided hikes, special events, and regular lectures all designed to bring life to the past. Visitors can walk through the park and imagine what life was like in the mountains during the previous centuries. There is no admission charge for visiting the Frisco Historic Park and Museum.
120 Main St, Frisco, CO 80443, Phone: 970-668-3428
2.Frisco Adventure Park
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The Frisco Adventure Park is a park designed for summer fun for guests of all ages. Activities available at the adventure park include wagon rides, the day lodge, ball fields, disc golf, skating, and biking. Located on the Frisco Peninsula, visitors can also take advantage of a shoreline that goes on for miles, along with biking trails and hiking trails through land managed by the United States Forest Service. The wagon rides at the Frisco Adventure Park consists of a ride aboard a mule-drawn wagon through the scenery of the Rocky Mountains. There are also campgrounds available on the Frisco Peninsula.
621 Recreation Way, Frisco, CO 80443, Phone: 970-668-2558
3.Frisco Bay Marina
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The Frisco Bay Marina on the shore of the scenic Dillon Reservoir is a certified clean marina. The marina is located at the eastern end of the charming Main Street of Frisco, Colorado and brings life to the lake in the quintessential Rocky Mountain town through paddle sport and boat rentals, waterside dining, and a sandy beach. The 3,300-acre Dillon Reservoir is surrounded by grand mountain peaks and offers twenty-seven miles of shoreline. It has become a world-class spot for regular regattas and sailing events. The boating season at the Frisco Bay Marina is of course weather dependent.
267 Marina Rd, Frisco, CO 80443, Phone: 970-668-4334
The GatherHouse Glassblowing Studio and Gallery is the working studio of artist John Hudnut, who also teaches classes in glassblowing to people of all skill levels. The studio offers a good opportunity for hands-on experience working with molten glass at 2,000 degrees. Glassblowing demonstrations take place from 2:00pm until 6:00pm on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Gatherhouse is situated in the scenic downtown area of Frisco in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.John Hudnut specializes in creating glass with bold colors in modern and clean designs into functional vessels, such as barware, vases, and lighting.
110 Second Ave, Frisco, CO 80443, Phone: 970-485-2909
5.Ten Mile Canyon National Recreation Trail
The Ten Mile Canyon National Recreation Trail travels adjacent to the Tenmile Creek and in sight of the several peaks of the Tenmile Mountain Range. The trail provides awe-inspiring scenery that is likely to make visitors forget that Interstate 70 is only a few hundred feet away. Hiking from the town of Frisco, the Ten Mile Canyon National Recreation Trail is a paved path and features a gradual uphill walk southward towards Copper Mountain. For trail access, park in the parking lot at the end of Forest Drive just off of I-70 at Exit 201 or in town.
6.Two Below Zero
Two Below Zero provides a taste of some of the best Colorado has to offer. Guests can take a step back to the past to experience a memorable evening of fun among the mountain vistas and towering pines. The family-owned chuck wagon and sleigh ride operation has been around for over thirty years. Two Below Zero offers delightful sleigh rides through the majestic landscape of the Rocky Mountains, along with plates of homemade, hearty fare and warm cocoa. The sleigh ride is followed by live musical entertainment designed to get the entire family engaged and laughing.
616 Recreation Way, Breckenridge, CO 80424, Phone: 970-453-1520
7.Alpenglow Adventures Tours
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Alpenglow Adventures Tours offers great adventure options for the whole family so they can maximize their outdoor enjoyment while in the Frisco, Colorado area. The adventure tour company provides seven different fun railroad excursions that strive to combine the best that the wilderness of the Rockies has to offer. Alpenglow has been offering train tour packages since 1991, transporting families, groups, and individuals on three, five, eight, or twelve-hour journeys through Colorado’s High Country. Guests have door-to-door service to historic train stations in Glenwood Springs, Cañon City, and Georgetown by means of a luxury van as well, enjoying the alpine scenery on the way.
Frisco, CO 80443, Phone: 970-468-7777
8.Windrider of the Rockies
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Windrider of the Rockies is located in the town of Frisco, operating out of the Frisco Bay Marina. The sailing company offers a range of services from sailing certifications and sailboat rentals to a ride about one of their boats to explore Lake Dillon. For visitors new to sailing, they can take an introduction sailing course with one of the knowledgeable, ASA-certified, and friendly staff. Those who just want to enjoy the lake without learning how to sail can choose to simply take a tour of Lake Dillon with one of the experienced captains, or climb aboard a paddle boat.
9.Adventure Paddle Tours
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Adventure Paddle Tours, which was formerly known as Kayak Lake Dillon, provides guided kayaking tours, along with lessons in standup paddleboarding, on the Dillon Reservoir in Frisco. Both paddleboarding lessons and kayak tours are led by well-experienced guides that range from Colorado-certified raft guides to Maine-certified sea kayak guides, trained in navigation, safety, and occasional story telling. Kayak tours available with Adventure Paddle Tours range from 1.5-hour family-focused tours to completely customized overnight excursions, allowing visitors to explore the views of the majestic Rocky Mountains or venture out onto the water to enjoy a romantic sunset.
267 Marina Rd, Frisco, CO 80443, Phone: 844-372-3353
10.North Tenmile Trail 37
The North Tenmile Creek Trail #37 is located near Frisco in the southern Gore Range, a section of the Rockies in Colorado. The trail travels throughout Summit County, the Eagles Nest Wilderness, the White River National Forest, and the Dillon Ranger District. The trailhead for the North Tenmile Creek Trail can be found just outside of town and takes hikers uphill between Wichita Mountain and Chief Mountain to reach the Gore Range Trail between the Eccles Pass and the Uneva Pass. A variety of wildflowers can be seen along the trail during the summer months.
11.The Lost Cajun
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The Lost Cajun serves a combination of down-home atmosphere and authentic Cajun cuisine in the quaint mountain town of Frisco, Colorado. Guests can experience some of the best in Southern hospitality in a unique dining experience in the Rocky Mountains. The menus features a wide variety of dishes, including gumbos, Cajun classics, Louisiana favorites, Po Boys, Beignets, and Abita beers from the state of Louisiana. Special dishes include lobster bisque, crawfish étoufée, and red beans and rice. The gumbos served take more than four hours to cook, as no short cuts are used for any of the dishes.
204 Main St, Frisco, CO 80424, Phone: 970-668-4352
12.Frisco Nordic Center
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The Frisco Nordic Center features terrain for a variety of activities, including snowshoeing, classic cross-country skiing, and skate skiing. The grounds consists of of twelve kilometers for skate, five kilometers for tracked classic, and the Chickadee Loop for snowshoeing that is three kilometers in length. Only minutes away from the picturesque Main Street in downtown Frisco, the Frisco Nordic Center provides a great high altitude facility with amazing mountain views in every single direction. A range of different lesson programs are available to visitors at the center as well, along races for all levels and rental equipment.
616 Recreation Way, Frisco, CO 80443, Phone: 970-668-2570
13.Alpine Fishing Adventures
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Alpine Fishing Adventures is considered to be one of the best guide services on Lake Dillon, offering fully guided three-hour and four-hour fly fishing trips, pontoon fishing charters, and ice fishing trips on the scenic Dillon Reservoir near Frisco, Breckenridge, Vail, Silverthorne, and Keystone, Colorado. During one of the Alpine Fishing adventures, guests can take some to relax and admire some of the area’s best mountain views. For families, a fishing trip may a good option during a stay in Frisco or the surrounding area as children ages ten and under are able to fish for free.
267 Marina Rd, Frisco, CO 80443, Phone: 303-885-6292
14.Butterhorn Bakery and Cafe
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The Butterhorn Bakery and Cafe in Frisco, California has been in operation in the community for more than forty years. It is a long-time favorite with both tourists and locals alike for dessert, breakfast, or lunch. Each recipe used by Butterhorn is made from scratch in the in-house kitchen and everything at offered in the bakery is baked fresh every day. Also on the menu in addition to all of the food are lattes, cappuccinos, cold brew coffee, bubbly mimosas, and homemade bloody marys. Both quick counter service and full table service are offered at Butterhorn Bakery and Cafe.
408 Main St, Frisco, CO 80443, Phone: 970-668-3997
15.Vinny's Euro American Restaurant
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Vinny’s Euro American Restaurant serves organic, homemade Euro-American cuisine. The dishes served at Vinny’s feature real food made with fresh, natural, local, and organic ingredients. Guests can take a seat in either the pub or the quaint dining room in the restaurant, both open seven days a week. Walk-ins are possible for the dining room, however, it’s strongly recommended that visitors make a reservation. Happy Hour is available from 2:00pm until 5:00pm Sunday through Friday, along with a daily Sandwich Menu during the same time period. The Pub Menu begins at 2:00pm and the full Dinner Menu at 5:00pm.
310 Main St, Frisco, CO 80443, Phone: 970-668-0340
16.Peppino's Pizza & Subs
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Peppino’s Pizza and Subs offers a menu with an array of pizzas, salads, subs, pastas, and desserts available for dine-in, delivery, and take-out. The menu also includes a variety of homemade vegetarian and gluten-free options. The focus at Peppino’s Pizza and Subs is on homemade goodness, with everything being made fresh and in-house. The recipe for the sauce used in dishes is an old family recipe made with the restaurant’s own proprietary spice blend, fresh garlic, and fire roasted Roma tomatoes. Peppino’s is open 11:00am until 10:00pm Sunday through Thursday, and 11:00am until 11:00pm Fridays and Saturdays.
610 Main St, Frisco CO 80443, Phone: 970-668-5128
17.Silverheels Bar and Grill
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The Silverheels Bar and Grill in Frisco, Colorado specializes in Colorado fare, featuring a menu of fresh Rocky Mountain trout, choice hand-cut steaks, burgers, a variety of seafood, and more. The restaurant first started out with a more Southwest-inspired selection of dishes, however, some of the original recipes from that beginning menu are still available at Silverheels Bar and Grill, such as Chicken Anasazi, the Aztec Temple, Sizzling Crab Empanadas, Trout la Montaña, Filet Baja, and Salmon Sonora. Happy Hour is offered daily from 4:00pm until 6:00pm on the patio and in the bar.
601 Main St, Frisco, CO 80443, Phone: 970-668-0345
18.KODI Rafting in Colorado
KODI Rafting has been offering their experienced and profession guide services since 1986, sharing scenic stretches of the rivers of Colorado and exhilarating whitewater with individuals, groups, and families from every walk of life. KODI Rafting, operating out of Frisco, offers more than thirty different raft trips down six of the rivers in the state of Colorado, providing a handcrafted rafting trip for everyone. Visitors can explore the majestic scenery of the state on horseback, go ziplining, jump in an inflatable kayak, or relax in one of the luxurious hot springs in addition to raft trips with KODI Rafting.
908 N Summit Blvd, Frisco, CO 80443, Phone: 877-747-7238
18 Best Things to Do in Frisco, Colorado
- Frisco Historic Park and Museum, Photo: Frisco Historic Park and Museum
- Frisco Adventure Park, Photo: Frisco Adventure Park
- Frisco Bay Marina, Photo: Frisco Bay Marina
- Gatherhouse, Photo: Gatherhouse
- Ten Mile Canyon National Recreation Trail, Photo: stars_hjp/stock.adobe.com
- Two Below Zero, Photo: Sinidex/stock.adobe.com
- Alpenglow Adventures Tours, Photo: Alpenglow Adventures Tours
- Windrider of the Rockies, Photo: Windrider of the Rockies
- Adventure Paddle Tours, Photo: Adventure Paddle Tours
- North Tenmile Trail 37, Photo: Joe/stock.adobe.com
- The Lost Cajun, Photo: The Lost Cajun
- Frisco Nordic Center, Photo: Frisco Nordic Center
- Alpine Fishing Adventures, Photo: Alpine Fishing Adventures
- Butterhorn Bakery and Cafe, Photo: Butterhorn Bakery and Café
- Vinny's Euro American Restaurant, Photo: Vinny's Euro American Restaurant
- Peppino's Pizza & Subs, Photo: Peppino's Pizza & Subs
- Silverheels Bar and Grill, Photo: Silverheels Bar and Grill
- KODI Rafting in Colorado, Photo: PPstock/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: helley/stock.adobe.com