The 10 Best Things to Do in Frisco, United States

December 19, 2017 Marissa Gamble

Frisco in Colorado is a small town close to several ski resorts. With fantastic scope for skiing and other outdoor pursuits as well as being a great base from which to explore Colorado and the Rocky Mountains, Frisco describes itself as the Main Street of the Rockies, and is a great place for a family holiday.The first stop for many tourists in Frisco will be the Frisco Nordic Center at the Peninsula Recreation Area, with facilities for skating, cross country skiing and snowshoeing throughout the winter months. The Breckenridge and Copper Mountain ski resorts are also nearby and provide all sorts of skiing and snowboarding opportunities. Any outdoor enthusiast will certainly find a huge range of ski trails and activities for all levels of experience and ability. If you're feeling particularly adventurous, you can even take the whole family white water rafting! In the evenings, Frisco is a small town, but contains an impressive number of restaurants, shops and nightlife. And if you need a break from the slopes, the Frisco Historic Park & Museum is great for kids, a collection of preserved and reconstructed historic buildings which chart Frisco's development from trapper camp to mining town to its present day tourist haven.
Restaurants in Frisco

1. Frisco Historic Park and Museum

120 Main Street, Frisco, CO 80443 +1 970-668-3428
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4.5 based on 241 reviews

Frisco Historic Park and Museum

The Frisco Historic Park & Museum preserves and promotes the Town of Frisco's heritage and history by presenting an excellent educational museum experience to the community and its visitors, connecting the past, present and future to the world around us.

Reviewed By RICART75 - Peru, Indiana

This museum village is very well presented. The staff person who welcomed us was friendly and informative.
Admission is free (though donations are very much appreciated). The local community/government realizing the benefit of supporting this asset, wisely helps with funding.
The main building houses recently upgraded displays, providing a wealth of information on the area. The railroad diorama is not only a nice perspective, but it's fun to watch.
The easily accessible out buildings are well conceived (with the audio & video narratives being an added plus); and offer one a sense of what life must have been here 100-150 years ago.
One of the joys of travel, for us, is learning about the historic uniqueness (and similarities) of communities across the country. This attraction certainly fits that objective.
This museum is a definite "must stop", if one is visiting the area.

2. Frisco Adventure Park

621 Recreation Way, Frisco, CO 80443 +1 970-668-2558
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4.5 based on 276 reviews

Frisco Adventure Park

The Frisco Adventure Park is minutes from Frisco's charming Main Street, and in the winter, hosts a lift assisted tubing hill and a beginner ski/ride hill, as well as over 45k of cross-country ski/snowshoe trails and horse drawn sleigh ride dinners. The beginner ski/ride hill located adjacent to the tubing hill offers lessons taught by Copper Mountain instructors in the most laid back and easy going environment possible- a friendly surface lift to get you up the hill, a cozy lodge, free parking right next to the hill and instructors who will help you graduate to the "big mountain" at Copper. But remember- you can tackle this hill without instructors if you choose, and it is perfect for kids and adults alike. The Adventure Park sits on the beautiful Frisco Peninsula and is surrounded by Dillon Reservoir affording unforgettable water and mountain views in every direction. And in the summer, the Frisco Adventure Park boasts great free amenities including miles of mountain biking/hiking/running trails, a bike park, a skate park and a disc golf course. Camping is also available on National Forest Service land on the Peninsula. The Adventure Park Day Lodge offers free bathrooms and a comfortable base camp for activities year-round and hosts special and private events including weddings, family reunions, bike/running races and birthdays.

Reviewed By Inessa L

It was so much fun! We went to the earliest session at 10 am and it wasn't crowded at all. However, 11 am session already had a crowd.
Tubing is really fun and the first couple of rides are so exiting and full of adrenaline, especially when the staff spins you. But how already was mentioned before, it gets boring after 30 min. 1 hour was more than enough for us. The magic carpet ride up the hill takes a while. And even though we didn't have to wait to take a ride down the hill, we did a total of 8 rides down in 1 hour.

3. Frisco Bay Marina

267 Marina Road, Frisco, CO 80443 +1 970-668-4334
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4.5 based on 106 reviews

Frisco Bay Marina

Frisco Bay Marina is a certified clean marina located on the shores of scenic Dillon Reservoir in the heart of Summit County, Colorado. The Reservoir spans 3,300 acres and boasts 25 miles of shoreline surrounded by majestic peaks. At 9,017 feet in elevation, the boating season is weather dependent, but typically runs from early June to mid September. Frisco Bay Marina sits on the eastern end of Frisco's charming Main Street and brings lake life to this quintessential mountain town with boat and paddle sport rentals, a sandy beach and waterside dining. Dillon Reservoir is also a world class destination for sailing and regattas are regularly held on the reservoir.

Reviewed By PaisleyCo - Edwards, Colorado

Went in Saturday morning to rent kayaks. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the equipment was in great shape. We did experience a delay for weather...but when we got on the water it was calm as can be. We even got to see two osprey and a bald eagle staring down on us. I realize the marina can't control that, but it was pretty awesome! The restaurant in the marina was great too...

4. Rainbow Lake

Frisco, CO
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4.5 based on 70 reviews

Rainbow Lake

Reviewed By Boystowtraveler - Chciago

Located close to Frisco this is a nice little trek but the lake itself isn't really much. It must be more the experience. However, there are other offshoot trails that lead high into the nearby mts. for a great experience.

5. Gatherhouse

110 Second Avenue, Frisco, CO 80443 +1 970-485-2909
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4.5 based on 51 reviews

Gatherhouse

GatherHouse Glassblowing Studio & Gallery is located in beautiful downtown Frisco, Colorado.It is the working artist's studio of John Hudnut. John teaches classes and gives free public demonstrations on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons. Fascinating for all ages.

Reviewed By Louise M - Castle Rock, Colorado

I was disappointed that we were unable to see the artist at work, but we truly enjoyed seeing his gorgeous glass pieces and talk with the artist. Can't wait to check back and see what kind of new techniques he picks up in Murano, Italy...MoreThank you for your kind words and your patience. We'll be back in the studio on June 12. Ciao from Venice!

6. Ten Mile Canyon National Recreation Trail

Interstate 70, Frisco, CO
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5 based on 32 reviews

Ten Mile Canyon National Recreation Trail

Reviewed By zamorna621 - Collingswood, New Jersey

great trail-moderate difficulty but if youre not in shape, and go slowly, as I did, you will enjoy it. Views of small waterfalls and dense pinewoods.

7. Outer Range Brewing Co.

182 Lusher Ct., Unit #2, Frisco, CO 80443 +1 970-368-3101
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Outer Range Brewing Co.

Outer Range Brewing Co. is a newly opened, innovative craft brewery in Summit County, focused on creating high quality craft beer and community.

Reviewed By harleechik70 - High Point, North Carolina

It's not the beer, the beer was fine, but the service was just awful. We were looking over the board and remarked that we do like hoppy IPAs and CLEARLY were still looking. The bartender poured my husband a pint of the IPA he thought he would like and then was off to the next customer, who he was already in a deep conversation with. What?! Needless to say, we were one and done. What a bizarre experience. And never even asked me if I wanted anything!!!

8. Frisco Copper Visitor Information Center

300 Main Street, Frisco, CO 80443 +1 970-668-5547
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Frisco Copper Visitor Information Center

We offer a variety of information and services including: knowledgeable staff- able to assist with information for Frisco, Copper Mountain, Summit County and all of Colorado, free computer access, free WiFi, printing capabilities, water fountain and bottle fill station, clean public restrooms, local, state and county maps,brochures on activities and discounts on lift tickets at Copper Mountain.

Reviewed By BugsHouston - Houston, TX

I've gone in here more than once. Friendly and helpful staff, lots of printed and oral information about the town and the area

9. Frisco Nordic Center

18454 Hwy 9, Frisco, CO 80443
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4 based on 19 reviews

Frisco Nordic Center

Reviewed By suzieFortCollins - Fort Collins

With all the great Nordic centers in Summit county, the Frisco center is disappointing. The trail map really needs to coordinate better with the trail markers. Not well marked and very confusing since the trails go thru the campground, there is a lot of confusing signage. The trails were not well groomed and some not groomed at all. The staff is friendly and nice. Also, be aware there is a local sledding hill that crosses the trail and it is just an accident waiting to happen, as you ski you have kids sledding across the ski trails. They are trying to do something about this,but nothing yet. It is also a very congested place because the adventure park,ski center are all located in the same area. This is not the place to go for peace and quiet.

10. Rocky Mountain Bible Church

600 E Main St, Frisco, CO 80443 +1 970-668-3395
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Free Dinner at 6:15 PM with a Live Concert starting at 7:00 PM. Starting 7/7 until Early August, every Friday night!

Reviewed By jchipshoe - Sedalia, Missouri

We were greeted warmly there (even though inappropriately dressed, by my standards) and enjoyed the lovely facility. It is a contemporary worship service with songs most 50-and-overs do not know, but we felt very welcome.

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