Mount Royal Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Frisco, CO that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and snowshoeing and is accessible from February until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Silverthorne: Take I-70 west to the second Frisco exit, Exit #201, turn east towards the town of Frisco. After crossing the I-70 interchange, take an immediate right into the public parking lot. Walk over the footbridge, turn left onto the paved bike path. Hike 0.5 miles on the bike path to the Mt. Royal trail sign which will be on the right.
Great Workout!! Wear hiking boots, lots of loose gravel, saw many tennis shoes warriors fall down on the decline. Bring lunch, eat on top!
Steep hike up but not for long. Great view. Different topography. I'd take a picnic up there and hang. Fast way to escape the town considering how close it was.
Switchbacks are tricky and rough at times, but the view is worth it !
Very easy beginning, half way up very steep. Gorgeous views of Dillon Lake and Frisco from top.
Not too bad for the first mile, but the last mile is all uphill with no relief. Expect to stop every few feet for a breath if you're not acclimated. Rewarding views from the top of i70 and Frisco.
I love this hike! Especially beautiful in the fall. More hike details + pics here: https://goo.gl/PpCpm4
Short and great views of Frisco and Dillon when you get to the top. It's pretty steep.
Great hike! only downside is coming down. very slippery decent.
Great views once you get to the top!
I love this trail! Yes, it is very steep. Yes, there is loose gravel. That's why the information states that it's "difficult". That being said, my husband & I are late 50s flatlanders from TX and we did not slip & slide up or down the trail. All I can imagine is that people who have this problem are not wearing hiking shoes and/or are not using their God-given brains to plan their steps. Unless you are young and/or agile, gym shoes are not a good choice for a steep trail rated "difficult". Get some hiking shoes, hike slowly, plan your steps, and enjoy the views along the way on this one as well as as the top! As others have said, once you've made the trek, go beyond the cairn all the way up to the highest point. Fantastic views!!!
Great hike with the family.
Very steep and yes quite slippery on the loose gravel when going back down. If you decide to conquer this trail it's worth the little extra effort to go all the way to the point that is beyond what the trail defines on the map. That was the best view, but beware I wouldn't take young children out to the edge.
Reviews are deceiving. Mileage was off - to the top was 2 miles. Steep and challenging up. The downhill - terrifying!!! Loose gravel, I fell twice and slid out multiple times. Not safe, and wasn't worth the views. Views were ok - I think I'm spoiled from living in Summit County, but you could see more beautiful views on easier hikes. Wouldn't recommend honestly.
very difficult.. but stick it out.. worth it!
Worth the difficulty.
Tough walk, great trail.