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Mount Royal Trail is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Frisco, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.9 mi Elevation gain 1,374 ft Route type Out & Back

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Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Suite 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO

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.

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Shuk-yee Poon
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Air was Smokey up there from the fire, but still good views

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Deb Roney
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Hiking

My kids love this trail! Easy access from frisco snd a steady incline with nice payoffs—old mining stuff and an awesome saddle where we eat chocolate before the steep descent. Tough on knees do bring poles if you have them!

Bryan Muehlmeier
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Reagan Bales
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Hiking

Amazing hike!! A walking stick or trekking poles would definitely be helpful on the way down The views are awesome. Fairly new to hiking... this was a challenge but a great one.

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Sandy Pitchford
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Hiking

Nice up hill climb tough down slippery rocks

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Kate Morehead
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Love this hike for something quick but a good workout when in Frisco. I wore chacos and was totally fine.

G M
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HikingRocky

I am a 10 year old girl writing under my dad’s account. This was a really hard hike. It was fairly crowded and very steep. The trail went up at a 36 degree angle most of the time. Coming down was almost worse. The summit view was ok, but I have seen better. I would recommend this hike to 15 year olds and older. I think at that age people should be stronger and would be able to enjoy the views more.

Jiminy Lim
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a lot of work... awesome view at the end

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Mike Cohn
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Great hike!! Steady steep incline all the way up with great views from top. Wear proper hiking shoes and bringing poles are a plus. Loose small rocks on steep decline can be slippery. Suggest parking at the I-70 lot and 10 min walk to trail head on biking path.

Rawlins Biggs
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It’s hard, but totally worth it!

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Kelly Voigt
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Loved this trail. Steady incline on the way up, pretty strenuous but worth the views at the top. Make your way to the main peak where there’s a little bit of scrambling

Mark Naes
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David Hernandez
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Hiking

Good trail but to close to street car noise was not great.

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Mitch Hildebrant
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Hiking

Great trail. Steep but well worth it. Wild flowers blooming. Great views along the way and stunning top. Go the extra .3 from summit to point above frisco. Well worth it. We are flat landers and did fine. Took our time and enjoyed.

Andrew Keadle
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The rocks coming down can be a challenge but they aren’t as bad as what some are saying. Steep but well worth it. Nice hike

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Katie Wu
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The views at the top were great but unless you have clawed feet this was not worth the difficulty getting up or down. Other people mentioned it being steep but the real killer was the VERY SLIPPERY trail. It’s covered in sandy dirt and small to medium sized gravel/rocks, which combined, make it easy for your feet to slide. I had proper boots and poles, and even so, my feet slid a little on the ascent. But I almost broke my neck multiple times on the descent. Also some trails have rewarding views as you hike up, this one did not.

Stefanie Bair
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steep AF and a really tough climb, great for a workout! plenty of shade and a great view at the top of neighboring peaks and Dillon Reservoir. poles wouldn't be the worst idea on this one, especially if you've got bad knees- the incline makes for a rough way down in some sections. definitely wear proper hiking shoes/boots and bring plenty of water!

Brent Collins
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Steep, then steeper toward the top. Great views all the way. Decent was tricky with all the loose rocks. A great challenge for the moderately experienced hiker looking to be pushed.

Shuk-yee Poon
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Consistent incline with great views!

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Jamie Moore
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Amazing hike with gorgeous views! The incline is quite steady the entire way up but plenty of places to stop and take a breather and keep going. Definitely wear hiking boots- not sandals or athletic shoes! The way down is very steep and lots of lose rocks. I grabbed a hiking stick and that helped a lot.

Karen Handelman
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Hiking

Forgot to start recording until after we passed Masontown. So hot today...so much harder going up when it’s hot!

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Darcie Luby
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Hiking

Beautiful views. Steady incline all the way up. Coming down was a little scary and lots of gravel and easy to slip.

Mindy P
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Hiking

Best views of Dillion require walking further than the map would suggest to an outcrop or rock, there’s a clear trail that goes past the technical top. Steepness of the trail progresses as you travel further up, and gravel makes the descent a little tricky to navigate. But worth it! Very cool experience. Great workout to be sure

Katherine Lemons
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Hiking

Amazing views at the top! The last half mile is very steep, but definitely worth it.

Adam Xiong
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Hiking

Great hiked and very enjoyable trail. Start as easy but it’s get harder when close to the top. Beautiful view west side and city view.

Sarah Janci
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Hiked this on 7/2/20. The tricky thing about this one is that the first 0.4 miles is totally flat so you’re covering all of the elevation in the next 1.5 miles. It’s a great workout in a short distance and super close to Frisco with amazing views. As others have mentioned, definitely recommend poles since the scree makes it a little slippery on the way down.

Makenzie Meade
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Awesome adventure! A lot of loose gravel, but no big deal! Totally recommend!

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John MacDonald
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Some 18 degree / 35 percent slopes with loose rock, gravel. Beautiful day, great hike.

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Alexandre Amice
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Hiking

Great trail. View from the top is well worth the effort. If you are an inexperienced hiker this is a “hard trail” that you can certainly make it to the top as long as you take your time. For experienced hikers this is a quick trail with a decent uphill. Be warned that the down hill is rather slippery since it is a steep ascent with loose rock. I recommend poles

Priya Panati
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Great hike and great view from the top! Be careful going down loose rocks! would recommend hiking shoes.

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