All About Frisco
If you’re looking for a less expensive stay in Summit County with a great central location, Frisco should be on your list of destinations. Located just off of I-70 right in the middle of Silverthorne, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge and the Vail Valley, this mountain town has a lot of character but not as many visitors as the areas with ski resorts.
The Ute Indians were the first to discover Frisco and evolved into a trapping area for white men who gravitated that direction in the early 1800’s. Much like the majority of towns in the high country, the area became a mining target in the 1870’s and was founded in 1873. During the Great Depression, Frisco’s population dropped to only 18 people. These miners that stuck around held on strong until the town began to grow again.
Today, Frisco has over 2,500 occupants and is a popular destination for those seeking a mountain weekend getaway. Frisco’s Main Street has an abundance of character, as well as plenty to do. One great bar in the area is The Barkley Ballroom; known to feature great artists that can sell out the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater just an hour away in Morrison, Colorado – Papadosio and BoomBox, just to name a few.
Another great trait of this town is the abundance of activities. If you’re wanting to hit the ultimate tubing hill this winter, search no further than the Frisco Adventure Park. Cruise down the 1,200 feet of slippery snow, then ride a lift back up to the top. Reservations are accepted for this activity, and are highly suggested for weekends and holidays. Sleigh rides, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing are also available during the winter months.
During the summer, the Frisco Bay Marina gives guests direct access to the Dillon Reservoir by offering canoe, kayak, paddle board, powerboat, and fishing boat rentals. Tuck your toes into the sandy beach, rent a fishing pole and throw a line out, or enjoy some grub at the Island Grill. When sailing across the 3,000+ acre body of water on a warm July day, you may not even feel like you’re 9,000 feet above sea level in the Colorado Rockies.
Frisco is rapidly becoming one of the best port of call’s in Colorado’s high country. The amplitude of enjoyable outdoor activity year round is undeniable, great food is not difficult to find, and it’s the perfect location for your next family vacation.
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