Town of Frisco
Frisco, Colorado is nestled in the Rocky Mountains and is in the heart of Summit County. World class downhill skiing/boarding at Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin are only 10-20 minutes away, and Vail, Beaver Creek and Loveland are within 30 minutes. The town has an excellent cross country ski area where sleigh rides are offered at night and a marina for summer boating. It is approximately 75 miles from Denver on I-70 at Exits 203 and 201. It has been an active town for over 130 years.
Frisco’s history began with the Ute Indians who first followed buffalo herds through today’s Summit County and up onto Vail Pass. Trappers then followed, to trap beaver that were plentiful in the streams and rivers, from 1810 to around the 1840’s. Then, from the 1870’s to until 1918, there was a mining boom in and around Frisco (the old mine remains are still visible on the hillsides). By 1882 the permanent population reached 250 with two railroads, many businesses, hotels and saloons (which was a big town for the times). Even during the Depression, when the population dropped to only 18 residents, Frisco kept going as a mining town and persevered. With the current recreational visitor boom, Frisco now boasts a current population of just under 2,800 full-time residents and is a vibrant small town with an active and picturesque Main Street. The creation of the Dillon Reservoir in the 1950’s gave this mountain town a “lakefront” view and a place to build its marina.
The White River National Forest and Lake Dillon surround Frisco providing many opportunities for outdoor recreation: hiking, biking, boating, camping, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and more. Ten Mile Creek provides fishing and kayaking. Nearby you can play golf at the Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks, Breckenridge Golf Course, the Copper Mountain Course, and Keystone’s two courses. There are also many scheduled summer and winter town events, from concerts and parades to BBQ challenges.