Rocking it in Frisco, Summit County’s Hidden Gem

With laudable Summit County neighbors such as Vail, Breckenridge and Keystone, the town of Friscooften gets overlooked when, in actuality, we should be putting “Frisco: The Main Street to the Rockies” at the top of our list.

My family recently stayed at Tiger Run Condominiums, located halfway between Frisco and Breckenridge. This is one of Rocky Mountain Resort’s many rental properties that range from ski condos to townhomes to private home rentals in Summit County.

In the peak season (winter), our well-appointed 3-bedroom, 2-story condo runs about $335 per night. In the summer, expect to pay only $235, a great deal for this property that sleeps eight. We never wanted to leave but unfortunately, we only stayed one night.

Better luck next time.

My very favorite network of paved, non-motorized paths in Colorado is located just a stone’s throw away from our condo. With more than 80 miles of trails connecting Summit County resorts like Breckenridge, Dillon, Keystone, Copper Mountain and Vail, there is no better way to explore Colorado’s most epic resorts.

On Friday evening, we biked a portion of the 10-mile trail from Frisco to Breckenridge. It was my 7-year-old daughter’s first adventure on her new mountain bike and she squealed with glee as we crossed bridges over the raging Blue River and wound along the serpentine trail.

Once in Breckenridge, we nestled up to the firepit as we ate Crepes a la Carte and later leisurely strolled along the popular Riverwalk. The next day, we parked our car at the Frisco Adventure Park and followed the trail to the Frisco Marina where we were thrilled to discover a futuristic playground.

A few other things to do:

Frisco Adventure Park

The Frisco Adventure Park opened December 2010 and adventures are, indeed in abundance. During the summer months, there are loads of hiking and biking trails, the Peak One Disc Golf Course, a free skate park, the Frisco Fun Club (a daycamp for kids 5-12) at the Day Lodge, baseball fields, horse stables for dinner rides, picnic facilities, camping via the forest serves and a free BMX bike park had e a soft opening on July 4. The Park is located 1/2-mile south of Frisco on Highway 9 overlooking Dillon Reservoir.

Frisco Bay Marina

Add mountains and the highest marina in the state (9,091 feet) with over 330 acres to explore by sail, motor or paddle, and you have a recipe for adventure. The Frisco Bay Marina offers rentals, sales and services for everything from sailboats to kayaks to boats. Grab some coconut shrimp or blackened fish tacos on the patio of The Island Grill or cool down with an ice cream sandwich after playing on the Marina’s futuristic playground. Open seven days a week, all summer long.

Fantastic Playground

If the futuristic playground at the Frisco Marina (see above) doesn’t float your kids’ boat, Frisco’s Funtastic Funground will. Located on the grounds of Frisco Elementary School (800 E 8th Ave, Frisco), this playground ranked up there as one of my kids’ all-time favorites. A castle in the wilderness, this massive grey structure offers umpteen secret hideouts, climbing walls, monkey bars, tires, swings, slides and so much more.

Live Music

Grab a blanket and head over to the FREE Concert in the Park series at Frisco’s Historic Park. The sunset show is held every Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. through August 18 and features tunes the family will love—from folk to rock to bluegrass.

Frisco Kayak Park

Whether you’re a kayak pro and want to practice your rolls and rodeos or spectators like us, be sure to check-out the Frisco Kayak Park. Located on the west end of Main Street, you’ll get the best view of the action from the walking bridge.

Special thanks to Rocky Mountain Resorts for hosting our family. If you’re planning a family vacation to Summit County, be sure to check-out their properties in Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone and Silverthorne at

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