Mount Royal Trail

HARD 214 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1318 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

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.

15 days ago

Great hike. Very steep but well worth it.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

12/28/17. Steep but short trail, snow was packed in some spots but snowshoes helped a ton. Amazing views!

hiking
2 months ago

Fabulous views! My fiancé and I hiked this trail in December to see the sunset. The trip took us about 50 minutes up, we spent about 20 minutes at the top taking in the view and the trip down was about 30 minutes. Google maps will direct you to the trailhead but there is no parking, park at the Frisco kayak park at the highway turnoff. The snow is packed down and the footing was a little slippery on the way down but well worth the trip if you’re in Frisco.

2 months ago

Good fun trail. Covered in light snow but not slippery

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome Trail! It is very steep and slippery on the way up, but the view is like no other. I would totally recommend it. The views are amazing and the feeling of accomplishing it make it feel worth while. It took us just over 2 hours to complete and the entire trip is just over 3 miles. We are beginner hikers and even we completed it. Highly recommended.

3 months ago

Awesome trail. Sure it's steep but you gotta work for the view. Keep going all the way to the end and up the little mountain to find the best view. Highly recommended hike.

3 months ago

Huffa puffa. It was AWESOME!! Make sure you go all the way to the end of the trail at the precipice for the best views!

hiking
3 months ago

Certainly a workout...especially hiking with a 2 year old on your back. The views were incredible and will certainly do this trail again.

4 months ago

Excellent trail conditions, dry but very steep. Very few switch backs.

4 months ago

Excellent hike in October. Good work out for our level - took us about 3 hours.

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked here Thursday September 28th. I got a bit hot on the way to the summit so I took off my pink jacket (gloves and beanie in pocket) and left it on a branch off the trail. Upon descending approx 45 mins later my jacket was gone. If you happen to have it please email me. Thanks.

galvan.sayda@gmail.com

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked with our three kids, 13, 11 & 7. Incredible views and aspen trees were on full fall show.

5 months ago

Loved this hike. It's a challenge and a great workout.

5 months ago

Hard but worth it for this newbie to high elevation hiking!

hiking
5 months ago

Love this challenging trail with an epic view at the end. Not for the faint of heart.

hiking
5 months ago

Tough hike because of the amount of elevation gain in such a short distance but well worth it for the views!

5 months ago

Tough

6 months ago

Really tough for the inexperienced hiker due to the high altitude and steep climbs. However, it was a really beautiful end with a great view over Frisco and the lake.

6 months ago

This is a great hike to take an experienced hiker on. You park near the 201 exit and head South on the bike path until you find the trailhead to the right. The trail gradually lead up around the south east side. There are trails leading to the left, stay to your right. There is a steep upward incline for a 1/4 mile near a mine and then it levels out. On a switchback the trail leads you up another steep 1/4 incline. The trail keeps leveling and then going a little less of a steeper incline until you reach near the top. There are trails leading all over with cairns marking certain spots. There's a big cairn marking the Summit. If you steer to the right and follow the path it will lead you down and up over to a better viewpoint in which you can see a landscape of the Lake Dillon Reservoir and town beneath. Sweet hike for just over an hour roundtrip and 1300ft elevation gain in 1.5 miles.

hiking
6 months ago

It's a hard hike but the views at the top are so worth it! There's a lot of steep uphill hiking and it's a little difficult to keep your balance coming down too - but it's definitely doable if you take breaks.

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