Mount Royal Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Frisco, Colorado 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 best used 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.
Somewhat steep in spots, with loose shale. Recommend poles, and shoes with good traction (mostly for the decent). Beautiful views of Frisco, Dillon, and Lake Dillon are the reward for this relatively short hike.
Definitely On The Hard Side, Lots Of Loose Ground To Climb But Extremely Worth It. The Views Are Amazing. You Get A Good Feeling Of Accomplishment When You Reach The Top And Nature Rewards You With Sheer Colorado Beauty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Awesome. Just what I was looking for. Nice challenge and in the woods. Very peaceful and quiet. Great views too.
Beautiful! Parking lot is off of 2nd Ave and S Cabin Green. Follow the bike path to get to the TH
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.