Spring Activities to Get Into With the Frisco Lodge
Posted by: admin March 18th, 2015
Frisco Colorado is widely known as a major hub to easily access all of Summit County’s world-class ski resorts – hence, a winter paradise. But, this Friday is the first official day of spring and soon the snow will be making way to flowers, grassy knolls, birds chirping, and all of the other stuff that springtime brings with it. You may be sad to see winter go by the wayside, but spring in the Rockies brings with it an entirely new set of outdoor activities to partake in. So, stash away the skis, snowboards, and snowshoes, unpack the shorts and tees, and book a room at our Frisco hotel this spring so you can see what the “other” season is all about. Here are some of our favorite springtime activities to sink your teeth into:
Get Wet on Lake Dillon
Our Frisco bed and breakfast just so happens to be located down the street from Lake Dillon and all of the recreational opportunities it affords, so why not take advantage of its 3,300 acres and 25 miles of shoreline this spring? Lake Dillon offers a little something for everyone depending on your passion. Sailing, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing are some of the mainstays, but kicking back on the sandy shore can be just as invigorating. Speaking of kicking back … Lake Dillon has two lakeside hot spots where you can grab a meal and/or drink if you so desire. Pug Ryan’s Lakeside Tiki Bar is located at the Dillon Marina, while the Island Grill is right here at the Frisco Marina. Feeling frisky? Why not take the water taxi from one to the other while enjoying the beautiful mountain views from the lake?
Be Adventurous and Go Hiking
Summit County is home to some of the best hiking trails in the state of Colorado … that is if you can handle the mountainous terrain. Not only will you be getting some much needed exercise to burn off that winter “coat,” but you will get to experience some magnificent views in the process. The Frisco Lodge just so happens to reside smack dab in the middle of it all. Summit County offers hiking trails for every ability, but for those looking to take it easy, Rainbow Lake is a local favorite where you can make what you want out of it. Enjoy a leisurely stroll or hike it all the way to Breckenridge, but either way, this is a great place to start.
If you’re looking for a more vigorous experience, head to the Lily Pad Lake trail. This 3.2-mile round-trip hike is on Buffalo Mountain and can be seen by stepping out the front door of our Frisco bed & breakfast and looking to the east. This short, family-friendly hike offers mild grades, prolific wildflowers (depending on snowmelt), and several beaver ponds en route to the lake.
Be Environmentally Conscious and Ride a Bike
Biking seems to be one of the most popular activities in Summit County when the weather begins to warm up. Whether you are commuting to work, hitting one of the many mountain biking trails, or beating one of the many miles of paved trails in Summit County, there seems to be no better feeling than enjoying the beautiful weather on two non-motorized wheels. With its easy access from the Frisco Lodge, the most obvious choice for the casual biker is to tackle the 18-mile long bike path around Lake Dillon. There is a bit of a climb (1,100 feet) and descent over Swan Mountain, but believe me it is well worth the ride.
For a more aggressive mountain biking ride, check out the Wheeler Trail. This ride begins with a 3,200-foot ascent between Peaks 8 and 9 in Breckenridge and includes some challenging inclines and downhill excursions throughout your trip.
Release Your Inner Cowboy on Horseback
Few things personify the Wild West more than a cowboy on horseback. No, Frisco is no longer “wild,” and you are probably not a cowboy, but experiencing the Rocky Mountains on horseback can sure make it feel that way. Horseback riding is a great alternative for those that are looking for someone else (or something else) to do the work for them. In other words, this is a great way to explore the Colorado wilderness without expending too much energy. I would recommend taking a trip with an established outfitter (don’t try to wrangle a wild horse) that could be as close as Breckenridge or as far away as the Vail Valley.
Whether it be getting wet on Lake Dillon, hiking on the trails around Frisco, seeing the town or the mountains via bike, or corralling a horse, just know that Summit County is not only for winter enthusiasts. And as always, stop by the front desk if you need more specific information on any and all of these activities.