Summit County Lodging For The Road Warrior In You!
Posted by: admin July 28th, 2014
Frisco, Colorado is truly the “Main Street to the Rockies.” When booking your Summit County lodging at the Frisco Lodge, you will be set up perfectly for any number of scenic drives in the Colorado high country. Our convenient location, just minutes from Interstate-70 (I-70) on Main Street Frisco, provides our guests with unfettered access to a multitude of 2WD scenic rides in the majestic Rocky Mountain region. In particular, as fall approaches, some of these excursions will provide the patient passenger with spectacular views of the colorful fall foliage.
Call our Summit County lodging home base and depart Frisco for your scenic drive, all the while knowing that you will return to our Frisco bed and breakfast just in time for our complimentary afternoon wine and hors d’ouvres or a relaxing soak in our hot tub. The following is a brief list of some of the more popular scenic drives, but before attempting any of these drives in winter weather, please check for closures or adverse conditions before you depart.
Scenic Drives Within Close Proximity To Our Summit County Lodging
- Boreas Pass Road: With scenic views, access to mining and railroad ruins (Baker’s Tank), plus aspen tree viewing in the fall, Boreas Pass Road is suitable for passenger vehicles, although it is unpaved and frequently potholed. Approximately a 25-minute drive from our Summit County lodging, head south on Highway 9, pass through Breckenridge and turn left (east) on Boreas Pass Road.
- Fremont Pass: This popular drive crosses over the Continental Divide, and is one of the highest mountain passes in the state of Colorado that forms the border between Lake County and Summit County. Traversing State Highway 91, Fremont Pass takes you past the Climax Mine to the historic mining town of Leadville. The Arkansas River’s headwaters are at the bottom of the valley. Take exit #195 at Copper Mountain Resort from I-70.
- Hoosier Pass: Approximately a 35-minute drive from our Summit County lodging, Hoosier Pass is one of the easier drives to access in Summit County. This pass straddles the Continental Divide at the northern end of the Mosquito Range. The Blue River, a tributary of the mighty Colorado, runs beside the road for most of the way.
- Loveland Pass: This pass, which bypasses the Eisenhower Tunnel on I-70, is the highest mountain pass in the world that regularly stays open in the winter. Spectacular views highlight this trip, with three ski areas flanking the route, as well as frequent mountain goat spottings. This high alpine environment includes a twisty road that can be treacherous during the winter months. Just minutes from our Frisco bed & breakfast, Loveland Pass is a magnificent drive during the summer months.
- Shrine Pass Road: An unpaved 4WD trail; sturdy 2WD vehicles and light trucks in good weather can travel Shrine Pass Road. It winds through a beautiful valley with aspen and pine forests and wildflower meadows, offering views of Mount of the Holy Cross to the southwest. Exit #190 at Vail Pass from I-70 into the parking area. Turn right, heading west, onto the Shrine Pass dirt road.
- Ute Pass Road: Looking for a piece of history? Located in the Williams Fork Range, Ute Pass Road is exactly what the Ute Indians used in their travels through Colorado. This scenic drive offers exquisite views of the Gore Range and the Blue River Valley below. In addition, one of the most impressive views of the Eagles Nest Wilderness is from the top of Ute Pass. Travel north on Highway 9 through Silverthorne for approximately 10 miles. Turn east on County Road 15 (Ute Pass Road).
In our opinion, the fact that our Summit County lodging is within driving distance from these spectacular scenic drives sets us apart from most of the bed and breakfasts in the high country. In fact, with free, on-site guest parking, you and your vehicle are in for the drive of a lifetime!