Mount Royal Trail

HARD 176 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
1384 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

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snowshoeing

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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.

2 days 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.

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4 days ago

5 days 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.

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6 days ago

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8 days 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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13 days ago

Certainly steeper than I expected, even though every review said the same. The steady up was challenging but short-lived in comparison to the Victoria and Peak 1 summits above. Well-deserved panoramic views at the top!

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17 days ago

This is a steep trail but worth the view at the top!

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24 days ago

Stunning views at the top of this hike. Keep going past where the trail "ends" and you will be rewarded with quite a view. Went on a cloudy day and was amazing to see the fog clear over lake Dillon. Went up in about 2 hours as it was wet and fairly steep. Came back down in around 45. Worth it!

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29 days ago

Views are worth the effort which is significant. 2 hours up and 90 minutes down. Fragrant and stunning.

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