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Tour the Town of Frisco: The Main Street of the Rockies

By on May 8, 2012
Frisco Historic Park Museum

No matter where your travels bring you, no one would consider leaving without visiting the Main Street to get a feel of the area. This could be the reason that Frisco, CO is such a popular destination. Known as the Main Street of the Rockies, it’s a year round destination spot for Colorado residents and tourists because the long list of activities in Frisco offers promises of vacation fun guaranteed to please everyone.

Frisco Adventure Park Bike Park

Check out the bike park at the Frisco Peninsula Recreation Area this summer.

Find Everything You Need in Frisco

The small mountain town is easily walkable, as the radius is only a mile, but with the free bus service, you can explore the area no matter what type of shoes you put on in the morning.

Within the 3 square miles of Frisco, you’ll happen upon 34 restaurants and bars, 2 clubs and 35 shopping boutiques. Purchase the necessities from one of the 2 grocery stores or 2 liquor stores and you’ll be ready for an extended stay to enjoy even more of the activities in Frisco.

The Frisco Peninsula Recreation Area offers ball fields, a skate park and disc golf. You can also enjoy the Frisco Bike Park at the Peninsula Recreation Area, which is open for summer, weather-permitting.

Aspens Hiking Trail

Recreation paths connect Frisco to many of the other towns in the mountains, meaning you could get to Vail by bike.

If you’re still in the mood for physical activity, head to Pioneer Park for time on the Tennis Courts. Wind down by visiting the Schoolhouse Museum or the Library at County Commons.

There are recreation paths winding through the town that connect to other paths so that you can actually get all the way to Vail on them. These paths can be used by rollerbladers, bikers, skate boarders, walkers and even joggers with strollers. Twelve miles of paved paths are maintained by the Town of Frisco and connect to the Summit County Recreational Pathway System in several places.

The Road to Frisco

Just getting to Frisco can be an enjoyable activity because the location is in the middle of some of the best scenery that Colorado has to offer. The Loveland Pass Loop brings you to an area where you can park and take a short path to the top of the Continental Divide. History and mountain tops surround you if you are driving the Copper-Leadville-Minturn Loop.

Frisco Marina Park, Frisco, Colorado

The Frisco Bay Marina offers an aquatic playground for water lovers, and you can enjoy the view, too!

In the summer, the Independence Pass Loop will go by Aspen where you can see the Maroon Bells as well as the other peaks in the area. You can also stop at the natural hot springs in Glenwood Springs for a soak if you need another reason to leave your car besides taking pictures of the landscape or the wildlife.

There are more than sightseeing activities in Frisco and the surrounding areas for those who are seeking fun. The Frisco Bay Marina offers rentals to allow water activity lovers the opportunity to play on the Dillon Reservoir with its 25 miles of shoreline around 3,300 acres of water. There is nothing quite like sight of the shimmering reflection of majestic mountain peaks.

The Frisco Adventure Park is just off the main street, and it offers summer activities as well as wintertime mountain adventures. You can join the 80 miles of paved pathways or get your heart pumping at the Slopestyle, Dirt Jump and Pump Track facility.

There are activities in Frisco, CO for everyone, no matter what time of year you find yourself in the Rockies. The Main Street of the Rockies is a real Colorado experience for anyone planning a day out or a longer vacation.

If You Go

To find out more about activities and events going on in Frisco, visit http://www.townoffrisco.com/.

Special thanks to the Town of Frisco for providing the photos featured in this article!
Header photo of the Frisco Historic Park and Museum, Frisco Bay marina photo, and photo of the hiking trail by Todd Powell at www.toddpowell.com
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Photo of the bike park by Town of Frisco.

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