WHAT TO DO IN FRISCO AND COPPER
DISC GOLF COURSE: No matter what your age or skill level, disc golf is just plain FUN! Whether you're competing in a tournament or just out for fun, the Frisco Peak One Disc Golf Course is a superb course that offers the beautiful scenery and challenges of different fairways, trees, shrubs and terrain. This 18 hole course winds through the heavily wooded Peninsula Recreation Area and along the shores of Dillon Reservoir.
Description: Mountainous terrain at 9,000 ft. elevation, with heavy woods, narrow fairways and one water hazard. Holes 6-10 play next to beautiful Dillon Reservoir.
exit at Frisco (exit 203), take Hwy 9 south & a left at Frisco Nordic
Center (0.5 mile). Go under the Frisco Peninsula Recreation Area sign
& follow the signs to disc golf.
THE FRISO BAY MARINA - There's nothing like catching the sun's first rays on a glassy Dillon Reservoir. You're likely to see a large osprey gliding silently from a hilltop perch or you may catch sight of a rail-thin rowing scull slicing through the glass while the rower's smooth, powerful strokes create long ripples off the scull's bow.
There are many ways to enjoy the waters of Dillon Reservoir and the surrounding ecology. At the Frisco Marina, one can find lessons in rowing, kayaking, sailing, as well as paddle boat and motorboat rentals. Any of these options will get you out onto the water and amongst the numerous bays and small islands.
Both the Frisco and Dillon marinas offer wonderful views across the lake. As a matter of fact the marinas, or the quiet waters nearby, are quite possibly the best places to view the Fourth of July fireworks, provided it isn't snowing (ask any longtime resident... this has happened more than once!). As it is everywhere near water, make safety your first priority.
Both marinas offer
the best and latest personal flotation devices ("PFD"s) and
advice on water safety. PFDs should be worn at all times on the water.
When motor boating, obey all slow areas. Have operational lights and
carry flashlights at night. Always be on the lookout for other crafts
- just as you would want them to watch for you.
A ballfield with a view of surrounding mountains and picnic areas attracts families and groups. In the winter, the Peninsula is home to the Frisco Nordic Center and a playground for cross-country skiers, snowshoers and biathletes.
BIKE PATH SYSTEM - A unique combination of terrain, scenery, and mining history makes Colorado a mountain biker's paradise. With hundreds of miles of backcountry roads and trails, and almost 50 miles of paved bicycle trails, Summit County offers bikers of all abilities a wide range of varied terrain to choose from. Backcountry trails range from relatively smooth dirt roads to rugged single tracks, while the bike path offers a nice alternative to road riding.
Frisco & Copper, being centrally located, have easy access to every edge of the County via the bike path. Since the bike paths are all relatively moderate, the whole family can enjoy a day out cruising around together. Don't forget to wear sunscreen and a helmet and bring plenty of water! Bike rentals, helmets and maps are available in many sporting shops.
The Bike Path Routes - link to map
Copper To Frisco
(Ten Mile Canyon) 7 miles (one way)
Frisco To Breckenridge
(Blue River Pathway) 9.5 miles (one way)
Frisco To Dillon/Keystone 10 miles (one way) 1.5 hrs o 225 ft elevation gain
(Around the Lake Route) 18 miles
Frisco to Copper
(Ten Mile Canyon) 7 miles (one way)
Copper to Vail Pass
Bike.Trails - Crown Point
available for both tents and recreational vehicles. Forest Service campgrounds
featuring pristine campsites and picnic facilities surround the Frisco
Peninsula Recreation Area. For information on US Forest Service campgrounds
at the Peninsula, call the USFS at 800-280-2267 or or 877-444-8777 or
go to www. wildernet.com
and search for any of the following campgrounds: Heaton Bay, Peak One,
Pine Cove, Prospector or Windy Point. Not all campgrounds take reservations
but some do.
Before venturing into the forest be sure you are informed & prepared for temperature changes a sudden storms. For detailed information on hiking trails, visit the United States Forest Service office in Silverthorne. Topo maps are available at many book and outdoor stores in the area.
This is one of Frisco's
more difficult trails with a great view of Dillon Reservoir. Park in
the lot just off 1-70's exit 201 and walk 1/2 mile toward Frisco on
the bike path. The trailhead will be here on your right.
Lily Pad Lakes Park in the lot down the dirt road just off the roundabout at 1-70's exit 203. Hike a 1 /2 mile on the Meadow Creek trail to reach the Lily Pad Lakes junction. There is also a trail-head for this hike at Wildernest in Silverthorne. Distance: 1 mile Time: 1-2 hours round trip Elevation gain:200 feet
This hike begins just northwest of the library. It takes you up
and over the scenic Ten Mile Range, and ends in Copper, so you will
need two cars! Make sure you're in good shape for this one. Distance:
TOWN OF FRISCO:
Born as a mining town, it is a unique, flavorful community where bear
and moose do occasionally wander into town and residents do often know
each other's business. Lauded for preserving its history and small town
atmosphere, the approximately 3,000 full time residents pride themselves
in their small mountain town heritage.
The next significant visitors were placer miners of the 1850s. Simple tools were all that was required to wash out this heavy mineral, so men with little money flocked to the streams. But all this activity soon depleted this surface supply and it was silver, encased in hard rock that really put Frisco on the map.
FRISCO HISTORIC PARK: The Frisco Historic Park offers visitors a chance to experience life in Frisco in the 1880s. The Park contains eight historic buildings including Frisco's original 1881 Jail, Log Chapel, a recreated Trapper's Cabin, Schoolhouse Museum, and four homes circa 1880s. Three of our buildings are homes to some of Frisco's finest crafters. The Park buildings are open to the public from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and open Sundays during the summer months. Admission is free. The Gazebo is available for rental on a limited basis for weddings and other get-togethers. The Frisco Historical Society also offers a number of educational programs throughout the year. Call the Historic Park at (970) 668-3428 or email them for more information and a schedule of events.
COPPER-TOWN OF WHEELER: Known in the mining days as Wheeler, its now the site of Copper Mountain Resort. Once called by the local newspaper "the wildest spot in the county," the town of Wheeler was settled by miners in 1880 and named for Judge John S. Wheeler. Judge Wheerer's oldstock trail remains as one of the county's most popular hiking trails - the Wheeler Trail - which climbs the Tenmile Range and crosses over to the Blue River.
WHEELER HISTORIC EXHIBIT: In the Snowbridge Square Mall in the Center Village, there is an historical exhibit bringing back some of the old times.
SOCIETY The mission of the Summit Historical Society is to discover,
preserve, interpret, and disseminate information to the public about
the history of Summit County, Colorado. Click
here for more information