Explore the most popular birding trails near Frisco with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Hiked with trail with my husband and two daughters (ages 12 and 9). Saw 4 moose right when we started!!! Trail was easy to hike and he lake is really pretty.

Fun trail. Nice views and follows creek most of the way up.

The beginning of this trail was heavily logged, very few trees standing. There were a couple scenic segments and good views of the Breckenridge Ski area much of the way. This was a day hike for us. Only moderately enjoyable.

Beautiful hike! I hiked in a considerable amount of snow; about 4-6 inches around mile 2 and increasing to a foot or more around mile 3.5-4! The trail through the snow stopped short of the pass and I didn't have the gear to break new snow trail, so didn't make it to the pass. The highway noise fades away after the first mile and then it was silent!

Great trail, but our tracker came up with 13 miles. probably better to go from copper to gold Hill. Slightly less strainuous.

Nice trail that was quick and easy! Most of the aspens has already lost their leaves though.

I believe I left a green nalgene water bottle covered in stickers on this trail. If anyone finds it could you please let me know?

Very easy hike. We saw a moose!

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14 days ago

Nice trail for families and older adults. Great colors.

Nice easy hike with minimal elevation gain yet gorgeous foliage and intermittent mountain views. We did this hike on a Sunday morning starting around 9 AM - We were the 4th car in the parking lot and only met other hikers occasionally throughout the hike (mainly on our way back between Rainbow Lake and the parking lot). We also got to see a mother moose and her two babies grazing in the field right by the parking lot. Perfect hike on a fall day with TONS of fall colors!

lots of different settings - river with mini waterfalls, open canyons and forested pine trees and Aspen's. hiked on tuesday 9/25 and not too crowded. walked from just under the highway overpass and it was just under 7.5 miles. did it in 2 hrs 40 minutes. turn around when you get to the cross

A bit crowded...counted 44 cars in the parking lot. however once you get pass rainbow lake the crowds thinned out. despite the crowds we saw a moose down low. the marker for where to turn around and go back down was minimal, but if you follow the map in the app you'll be fine.

Beautiful hike! It is actually an easy hike with great surroundings. Easy to get to and good for kids if they are up to a 6 miles walk.

Nice hike. Not too hard for those from sea-level elevation but still challenging on the lungs.
For those with any balance issues it could be tricky... certain areas of the hike had lots of awkward tree roots to step over and various sections of large rocks as part of the trail.
Lots of beautiful meadows and scenery.
After reaching the sign indicating the “Gore Range” we kept going straight on the N Ten Mike trail, through some interesting portions of trail through bushes and marsh (feet got soaked) and eventually the darn trail just disappeared and we never did get to arrive at a lake. We were bummed.

Very beautiful. Not easy, not hard, but challenging. Needed up being 8.82 miles total bc we never found the lake.

Beautiful hike! Lots of wildlife Spring and Fall. Lovely views. Definitely go for Eccles Pass...so worth it!

Very nice hike, not nearly the amount of aspens we were hoping for, quite a bit of dead pines at the beginning. Creek at trail side for much of the time was very pleasant. Not too difficult once past the uphill section at the beginning.

Quick and easy! Great when the aspens are changing!

Great hike!!! Saw some deer on the way back. There was a moose reported around the ponds today but we missed it. Great scenery along the river. Would definitely do it again!

Loved it, challenging (especially w/wind) but easy down!! Beautiful!!

Got to the trail head at sunrise and there were 6 cars in the lot. when I got back down the lot was full and cars waiting for spots. Nice and brisk at the start, needed a jacket, but once the sun started hitting the mountainside, little by little ended up in shorts and a tank top. Initial start is up hill but nothing real strenuous and then it levels out and is a very relaxing walk. Saw a bull moose in the first mile of the trail off in the willows. Nice fall smells and colors. Enjoy!

Beautiful hike. Not too strenuous once you get past the initial incline. Great fall colors, beautiful stream that the trail intersects with often. Recommended.

Great for kids, amazing views, and super peaceful! A bit hard to find at times without the app. Signage should be updated. But using the record feature of the app helped us find the trail pretty easily. We loved hanging out on the shore and watching the boats, paddleboards, kayaks go by. We also saw geese, and threw rocks into the lake.

Moose in the lake this afternoon. Trail is rocky and steep in places, especially right before you get to the lake. Our 77 year old patriarch made. Hike now for the best fall colors.

Autumn colors are coming in and it looks beautiful. Excellent place for a backpacking trip without the crowds.

This trail alone was worth the trip. It was a great scenic hike on a gorgeous blue sky 70° day. So much easier on the body walking over soft forest floor than climbing hard rock 14ers yesterday. We went in 4.6 miles from the lot, where we lost the trail in a swampy meadow and turned back, total 9.5 miles. Turns out, the official trail ends at the intersection of the Gore trail. This is a great off the freeway stop for families too.

Very easy, kid and tourist friendly hike with a picturesque lake and almost no vertical. Honestly, for me, this is more of a 3-4 star trail for me simply because I prefer hiking with scenic views- however it’s absolutely beautiful right now with the fall colors! I was doing a super fast walk/trail run so I didn’t snap any photos but it’s WORTH IT!

Great views all around! Challenging start but kinda sketchy coming down from the peaks. Prepare for a tough downhill.

1 month ago

Moose has been seen several times lately but we didn’t see him.

Easy loop if you have just a couple of hours or less- nice views over Frisco, comfortable trail and Rainbow Lake along the trail. Saw a moose in the lake today (:

We were on a time schedule so we did do the whole hike (only 1.5 hrs up) but it was beautiful. This is an easy ascent (easy enough for a fourteen year old Yorkshire terrier!) and goes along a creek/river for much of the time. We enjoyed the changing colors of the foliage. We will enjoy returning to do the whole hike. Not sure if it gets more difficult.

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1 month ago

Nice trail. Fairly easy and nice lake view.

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