Visiting the Marina Park is one of the things to do in Frisco, Colorado

19 Best Things to do in Frisco, Colorado (in 2022)

Located right off I-70, Frisco is a great Summit County base camp for lots of outdoor activities all year-round! It’s a quaint mountain town that feels a little more homey than a built-up ski resort, and as a local, I’ll guide you through all the fun things to do in Frisco, Colorado during every season.

With several world-class ski areas nearby, Frisco makes for a great winter vacation. During the summer, you can spend the day boating on the Dillon Reservoir, or hiking, fishing, mountain biking, kayaking, and much more! Before you dive in, be sure to bookmark my guide to the best places to stay in Frisco, CO.

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Best Things to Do in Frisco

Copper Mountain

Spend the day skiing and shredding 

View of people waiting in line for a ski lift in Copper Mountain
(photo: Steve Boice / Shutterstock)

📍 Google Maps | Phone: (866) 841-2481 | Website | Hours: 9 am – 4 pm daily | Entrance: $99 and up, adults, $79 and up, under 13 | 👉 Browse Tours on Viator

Copper Mountain is in Frisco and is one of the closest full-service ski resorts to Denver, with lots of lodging and food options along with rentals and ski lessons. There are three other ski resorts that are just a short drive as well – Breckenridge, Vail, and Keystone. Frisco makes a great home base for any of them.

📚 Related Reading: See our full round-up of the best places to ski in Colorado!

Downtown Frisco

Explore quaint downtown against a beautiful mountain setting

View of people and vehicles in Downtown Frisco

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You can spend an afternoon (or longer!) browsing the gift shops, bars, and restaurants along Frisco Main Street. Views of the mountains make a gorgeous backdrop to downtown Frisco, so it’s a perfect place for coffee after skiing or a beer after a warm summer hike.

Dillon Reservoir

Boat when it’s warm

Scenic view from the blue water and the clear blue sky in Dillon Reservoir

📍 Google Maps | Phone: (970) 668-4334 | Website | 👉 Book a Kayaking Tour on Viator

You can paddleboard, kayak, sail, and fish in Dillon Reservoir (called Lake Dillon by locals). The Frisco Marina makes a great starting point, and they rent pontoon boats, paddleboards, power boats for fishing (water skiing is banned), kayaks, and other gear.

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Things To Do In Frisco In Winter

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Frisco Nordic Center

Cross-country ski for a serious workout

View of the Frisco Nordic Center from the outside

📍 Google Maps | Phone: (970) 668-2570 | Website | Hours: 9 am – 4 pm daily | Daily Trail Pass: $27, adults, Free under 13 

It might be a less-popular form of skiing than downhill, but cross-country skiing will give you a serious workout! The Nordic Center has groomed cross-country and snowshoeing trails, and rents gear as well.

Frisco Adventure Park

Try tubing for a thrilling mountain experience

View of a child having fun in a snow tube

📍 Google Maps | Phone: (970) 668-2558 | Website | Hours:10 am – 6 pm Thurs-Mon, closed Tues & Wed | Tubing Cost: $32/hr weekdays, $36/hr weekends

Not sure what to do in Frisco, CO with kids? The Frisco Adventure Park is open year-round and offers tons of family fun.

In winter, there’s a tubing hill (with tubes for rent), and a beginning ski and snowboarding hill you can practice on. In summer, you can hike, skateboard, play the disc golf course, and enjoy several biking trails.

👉 Pro Tip: Reservations are required to tube. You can make them here on the website.

Two Below Zero Sleigh Ride

Take a sleigh ride for an Old West experience

📍 Google Maps | Phone: (970) 453-1520 | Website | Cost: $89 adult dinner ride, $65 under 13 dinner ride; $59 adult hot cocoa ride, $49 under 13 hot cocoa ride; under 4 free

You can indulge your cowboy side with a winter sleigh ride in Frisco! Two Below Zero is near the Frisco Adventure Park and offers dinner rides, or scenic hot cocoa rides. The dinner ride takes you via sleigh to a back country camp where you’ll eat a three-course meal inside a heated tent, with live music.

Rainbow Lake Trail

Go on a quiet, snowy hike

View of animals in the rainbow Lake Trail

📍 Google Maps

This area is beautiful any time of year, and is definitely worth checking out in summer and fall. But there’s something about a snowy winter hike when everything is eerily quiet, and you can only hear the nearby stream gurgling away under the snow.

Also, seeing a moose on this trail automatically skyrockets it to the top of my list of hikes near Frisco, Colorado!

👉 Pro Tip: You can snowshoe this trail as well!

Copper Mountain Ice Skating

Skim across a frozen lake

View of a woman tying her shoelaces on her ice skate shoes

📍 Google Maps | Cost: $12 for skate rental, skating is free

West Lake, in Center Village, has ice skating in winter! You can skate for free if you bring your own skates, or rent some for $12. If you spend $40 at Village shops and restaurants, you can also get a free rental. 

👉 Pro Tip: Colorado had an unseasonably warm start to winter this season and the lake was closed for a while. Be sure to check the website or call to make sure it has reopened.

Fat Biking

Go for a bike ride in the snow

View of a fat bike on a snow

📍 Google Maps | Website

Fat biking is becoming a popular winter sport, and fortunately you can ride part of the groomed Summit County Rec Path which leads from Frisco to Breckenridge.

📚 Related Reading: If Frisco is a stop on a longer trip around Colorado, be sure to check out our list of favorite places to go in Colorado!

Things To Do In Frisco In Summer

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Kayak Park

Ride some rapids

A man enjoying kayaking through the rapid water in Frisco, Colorado

📍 Google Maps | Website | Cost: free

The kayak park has a man-made water feature where kayakers can test their skills…or spectators can watch from the shore. Above the kayak park are Class 4 and 5 sections of Ten Mile Creek if you’re an experienced kayaker. 

Frisco Bike Park

Try the pump track

📍 Google Maps | Website | Cost: free

Most summer activities at Adventure Park are free, including the Frisco bike park. You can try the pump track, slopestyle course, dirt jumps, or the dual slalom course (or all four!). The Day Lodge at the park has water and restrooms. If biking isn’t your thing, there’s a rec trail, plus skateboarding and disc golf. 

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Alpine Fishing Adventures

Get guided through a fly fishing, pontoon fishing, or ice fishing adventure

View of a fishing rod in Dillon Lake

📍 Google Maps | Website | Cost: Guided fishing starts at $150, under 10 fish free

You’ll find many places to fish in Frisco, including Dillon Reservoir, the Colorado River, and the Arkansas River. If you want the convenience of going with a guide, check out the local company Alpine Fishing Adventures. They offer boat charters, plus fly fishing in summer and even ice fishing in the winter!

Alpine Fishing Adventures scores some of the best guest reviews of any fishing guide in Colorado, with many reviewers specifically praising the knowledgeable local guides. If you enjoy fishing, or want to try something new, it’s definitely one of the best family-friendly things to do in Frisco!

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Marina Park

Run off some steam

Aerial view of Marina Park in Frisco

📍 Google Maps | Website | 👉 Book a Kayaking Tour on Viator

If you’re visiting Frisco with kids, this lakeside park is a great place to let them run. There’s a playground, grills and picnic tables, and access to the lakeshore so they can dip their toes in. It’s next to the Frisco Bay marina and there’s also public fishing and a boat dock.

Ten Mile Canyon National Recreation Trail

Take to the hills

Scenic view from the Ten Mile Canyon National Recreation Trail

📍 Google Maps | Website

You can ride your bike along this paved path that used to be Highway 6. If you’re up for the challenge, you can ride over Vail Pass and end at Copper Mountain. Your lungs might be screaming, but the views are amazing, making this one of the best Frisco, CO hiking trails.

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Lily Pad Lake

Commune with nature

View from the Nymph Lake in Frisco, Colorado

📍 Google Maps | Website

This is one of the beautiful hiking trails in the White River National Forest, and it takes you by beaver ponds, and eventually to the lake. It’s 3.3 miles out and back and is good for all levels.

🌲 Read Next: The Best Hiking Trails Close to Denver

Year-Round Activities in Frisco

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Frisco Historic Park & Museum

Learn more about the town of Frisco

View of the Frisco Historic Park & Museum sign on the entrance

📍 Google Maps | Phone: (970) 668-3428 | Website | Hours:10 am – 5 pm Thurs-Sun, closed Mon, field trips/special programs Tues-Wed | Entrance: Free

You can walk through several historic buildings, plus the Schoolhouse Museum, and you’ll see exhibits and photos that share more of Frisco’s history. Since this is a park, bring a picnic lunch and enjoy it at one of the tables outside. 

👉 Pro Tip: Bring some quarters to run the train diorama in the Schoolhouse Museum! 

Gatherhouse Glass Blowing

Bring home a unique souvenir

View of glass displays in Gatherhouse in Frisco

📍 Google Maps | Phone: (970) 485-2909 | Website | Cost: $160 per person for 3 hours

Take a glass blowing class at Gatherhouse and you’ll spend some time assisting artist John Hudnut while he makes a piece. Then, you’ll get to make a small item of your own to keep. It’s one of the more unique things to do in Frisco, CO.

Copper Mountain Alpine Coaster

Seek out high-mountain thrills

📍 Google Maps | Website | Cost: $25 per ride

The alpine coaster at Copper Mountain is open year-round, weather permitting. Kids 3 and up can ride, although kids 8 and under have to ride with an adult. This is one of North America’s longest alpine coasters, and you’ll get beautiful views of the mountains as you zoom along.

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Leadville 

Check out a quirky town brought about by the mining boom

The author with her daughter on their recent visit in Leadville
With my family on a recent visit to Leadville

📍 Google Maps | Website 

Leadville is about a 40 minute drive from Frisco, you’ll find a ton of fun stuff to do in Leadville too. In particular, top attractions include the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, along with lots of other museums, hiking, a fish hatchery, and more! 

🛎️ Need a Leadville Hotel? If you want to spend a night in Leadville, check out our guide to staying in Leadville!

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Whether you’re a water-lover who wants to spend a day on the lake, a budding artist who wants to learn a new medium, or a skier who wants to hit the slopes, Frisco has something for everyone to enjoy! 

If you still need a hotel, be sure to check out my guide to where to stay in Frisco, and enjoy all the fun things to do in Frisco, Colorado! 

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