Eat, Stay & Play: Spend Summer in Frisco

Snuggled in the heart of Summit County, Frisco possesses the best of Colorado’s high country. From boating at Frisco Bay Marina and hiking in the surrounding national forests to dining at Main Street’s acclaimed eateries, there’s so much to do in this charming mountain hamlet.

Read on to see our list of favorite things to do in Frisco in the summertime.

4th of July Parade on Frisco's Main Street - Photo by Todd Powell
Concert in the Park in Frisco - Photo by Michael Murphy
Sunset at Frisco Bay Marina - Photo by Todd Powell
Frisco Bay Marina in Frisco, Colorado - Photo by Todd Powell
Frisco's Fourth of July Parade - Photo by Todd Powell
Stand-up paddleboarding on Dillon Reservior - Photo by Todd Powell
Main Street in Frisco, Colorado - Photo by Todd Powell
Pig race at the Colorado BBQ Challenge in Frisco - Photo by Michael Murphy

Need a place to stay? From intimate bed and breakfasts and inns to well-known hotels, motels and vacation rentals, finding lodging Frisco is easy. Learn more >>

Paddle, kayak or sail at Frisco Bay Marina.

Located on the shores of beautiful Dillon Reservoir, the full-service marina offers sailboat, canoe, kayak, fishing boat, pontoon boat and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) rentals. Learn how to sail; take a tour around the Reservoir or partake in exciting events like a sandcastle competition for kids, triathlon and classic boat show. Plan around Frisco events >>

For refreshing cocktails and yummy appetizers, duck into the Island Grill, where you can watch boats go by from the deck or grab some take-out for a picnic on the lakeshore. Nearly any spot on the 25-mile shoreline offers the unforgettable sight of royal-blue waters and the surrounding jagged-topped mountains. Learn more about Frisco Bay Marina >>

Soak up the charm of a one-of-the-kind mountain town on Main Street.

Home to quaint shops and boutiques, cozy bed and breakfasts and inns, and locally owned eateries, Frisco’s main drag is a enchanting thoroughfare framed by marbled 13,000- and 14,000-foot peaks.

Grab a memorable meal at more than 40 Frisco restaurants, bars, bistros and cafes. Whether you’re savoring a cup of fresh-roasted coffee at Rocky Mountain Coffee Roasters; devouring the braised-rabbit fettuccine at Bagalis or grabbing an oh-so-fresh jalapeno-cheddar baguette from The Butterhorn Bakery & Café, the options are seemingly endless. 

One-of-the-kind Colorado souvenirs and tasty treats abound on the family-friendly stretch, as well. To see the work of local artists, walk farther west on Main Street to encounter places like GatherHouse Glassblowing Studio & Gallery, Cornflower Boutique and Todd Powell Photography.

Connect with the great outdoors on the Rainbow Lake trail.

The easy out-and-back trail takes hikers through wetlands and a lodgepole pine and aspen forest to the Rainbow Lake beaver pond. Perfect for younger hikers, hit the trail in mid-July or August to encounter a rainbow of wildflowers (hence the name). This route is just one of many amazing hiking trails in the area. Find more hiking trails in Frisco >>  

Walk, run or bike 55 miles of paved recreational pathways.

While Frisco maintains 12 miles of paved paths within town limits, the 55-mile Summit County Recreational Pathway System connects towns and resorts throughout Summit County, including Frisco, Breckenridge, Dillon and Keystone

The 18-mile route around Dillon Reservoir is another favorite with hikers and road bikers. The path includes an ascent over Swan Mountain and rewards hardy ramblers with a spectacular view at Sapphire Point. Meanwhile, bikers seeking an advanced and scenic ride can start at the top of Vail Pass for a 13-mile cruise back to town.

Show off your best bike tricks at Frisco Adventure Park.

The all-level bike park offers three slope-style lines, dirt jumps and a pump track. Other outdoor fun at the park includes a skate park, 18-hole disc golf course, and hiking and biking trails. 

Hook a pole-bending brown or rainbow trout.

Rent a pole Frisco Bay Marina and try your luck at Dillon Reservoir. Or head to Ten Mile Creek for 8 miles of fishing heaven (North Ten Miles flows off the Gore Range directly into Frisco). Popular catches in the area include smallmouth bass, crappie, walleye, catfish and trout.

Need angling advice? Recruit the expertise of Trouts Fly Fishing on Main Street, who can hook you up with bait, recommend the best spots to cast off and propose amazing fly-fishing excursions.

Attend a quintessential Colorado festival or event.

From the Colorado BBQ Challenge in June (don’t miss the pig races) and the town’s iconic 4th of July celebration to fun runs and free concerts, there’s always something going on in Frisco. Be sure to check our events page to find out what’s happening during your visit. 

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