Known as "Main Street to the Rockies," Frisco, CO is an hour's drive west of Denver on I-70. Fur trappers settled here in the early 1800s, and the town grew rapidly with the mining boom of 1873. There's a lot to do in this town, but BBOnline recommends spending at least a day at the Frisco Adventure Park.
Frisco Adventure Park
18454 Hwy. 9
Frisco, CO 80443
The Frisco Adventure Park, opened in 2010, is a year-round park. In the winter time, it offers a multi-lane tubing hill that is 1,200 feet long with lift service. It also has a freestyle terrain park designed for skiers and boarders at beginner to intermediate skill levels, who can enjoy the rails, boxes and jumps. Riders must be at least 42 inches tall. With more than 28 miles of trails, the Frisco Nordic Center offers world-class cross country skiing and snow shoeing. And those trails become scenic walking or biking trails during the summer months. There is a 4,000 square foot lodge that has restrooms, lockers, flat-panel TVs, WiFi and a snack bar. After being outdoors all day, you'll be ready to return to the comforts of your Frisco bed and breakfast.
150 Marina St.
Dillon, CO 80435
Adjacent to Frisco, CO, the Dillon Reservoir covers 3,233 acres, with 28 miles of shoreline. It is the largest reservoir in the Denver Water System. The view from the lake is breathtaking, offering a 360-degree vista of mountains and valleys. The waters are annually stocked with 50,000 rainbow trout. There are several public boat ramps and two marinas. The marinas sponsor several regattas during the year. Call for dates and times. Sailing, water skiing and wind surfing are also popular here. Ice fishing and snowmobiling are common in the winter months. Dillon Dam, an earth-fill dam completed in 1961, is 5,888 feet long and 231 feet in height. The recreation area around the reservoir contains over 50 miles of hiking trails, with several scenic overlooks.
White River National Forest
900 Grand Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
West of Frisco, located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the White River National Forest is the most visited National Forest in the country and is divided into seven ranger districts. It is also the oldest, first created in 1891. Covering more than 2 million acres, there are endless year-round recreational opportunities, from hiking and backpacking to horseback riding and fishing. The forest has 4,000 miles of streams and 14,000 acres of lakes. There are 10 ski areas within the forest; it is estimated that 25 percent of all the downhill skiing in the U.S. takes place here. There are outfitters who can take you big game hunting for elk or bighorn sheep. You can go whitewater rafting or birdwatching. There are many miles of scenic roads to drive along and thousands of miles of trails. Trail maps are available at all ranger offices. After a fun filled day, you'll want to get back to your Frisco inn for the evening.