Explore the most popular trail running 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.

hiking
2 days ago

Short but steep. Views at the top are worth it. No snow on the trail.

Short, easy hike with beautiful views of the Dillon Reservoir. Would definitely recommend stopping for a stroll.

Beautiful trail that winds through lodge pole forest, aspen groves, and meadows and crosses over a few streams (with a bridge). There are frequent opportunities to step aside and enjoy the views while catching your breath.
This route to Lily Pad Lake was completely clear of snow and almost completely dry on 5/19. The route to Lily Pad Lake from Ryan Gulch had a few more snow and mud patches, but nothing unmanageable. The aspens are just starting to leaf out! Enjoy!

Went in 3.3 mi on May 17 -- conditions good with some snow patches and postholing but easy enough. The creek crossing at ~2.7 mi in was challenging though.

Great place to hike without having to make a valiant climb to reach a summit. Undulates for most of the way, with occasional rough footing but nothing that a novice hiker would be unable to accomplish. The view was great despite the moderate elevation and hiking next to the creek gives a good “naturalistic” feel. Great Frisco hike, conveniently located.

trail running
12 days ago

I like to trail run this route. I ran this trail Thursday 5/10. No snow on trail! Some mud/water.

This is a beautiful scenic side stop that overlooks the lake.

hiking
18 days ago

There was a decent amount of snow when we were climbing, but nothing unmanageable thought we didn't get all the way to the top. A bit slippery at times and steep throughout - we just had running shoes so might have been easier with snowshoes or crampons but still doable.

Very pretty with views of the town and nearby mountain ranges. Took us about an hour and a half to the ghost town area and rainbow lake turn off and back down, though much faster on the way back.

Went up 5/5/18, arrived around 1pm, the trail mostly dry with the occasional patches of snow at first. About 2 miles up you’ll see significantly more snow and might want to consider poles for stability, however we made it up just fine no yak traks or poles. Eventually the snow fall is too much and you’ll loose the trail, you can’t continue up to Gore Range. Easy to moderate hike, only two hours at most if you take your time and maybe detour a bit. Trail follows the river majority of the time, plenty of places to pull off and enjoy the views. Moderately trafficked, we only saw a hand full of people on the trail however the parking lot is small so it fills up fast. Great for all skill ranges and ages.

Great easy hike. Magnificent views. Super friendly little chipmunks. Good for people from out of town who get winded easily due to altitude. There’s also a bathroom and easy parking.

Snow is deep about 2 miles up. Already some dry sun drenched campsites around 1.5 miles.

Challenging and gorgeous views!

Steep but so much fun and the views are totally worth it

Have done this trail a few times. Definitely a more difficult trail. Trail is difficult to find with snow, but this app helps a lot. Most of the way is uphill, but worth it. Especially if you continue up to the ridge to see Lost Lake. Gorgeous views.

This is a great hike for beginners I would consider it easy not moderate. But great with kids and family. It is an excellent spot for a picnic lunch also.

trail running
1 month ago

Great for winter snow-packed trail running. Lots of up and downs. Great all year around trail but sometimes can be hard to find the initial trail after fresh snow if coming off the bike path.

Beautiful short trail. Perfect sunny day. Snow was really packed making it icy in some places but not bad at all.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Mild trail, but so pretty with snow! Frisco always seems a bit windy so outside the protection of trees there were some big gusts of wind, but totally worth it. Well snow packed for snowshoeing. Our dogs had a great time! Met lots of friendly people on the trail also.

Did this a few weeks ago and it was tough in snow shoes! The bottom of the trail is along the highway but if you park in the free copper lots it’s way better. We were the only people on the trail with fresh powder, Doesn’t get much better than that!

it's fun and easy, doesn't take long. even kids do it.. but at the end the lake isn't too impressive and is usually crowded.

3 months ago

Great hike. Very steep but well worth it.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

A great little trail good for all ages!

hiking
4 months ago

Decent incline, but a very pretty trail in the winter. Make sure to stay on trail as the snow off either side can be very deep but not packed.

hiking
4 months ago

If you're picking this trail because of the lake(s) - I'd say don't. We hiked this in the late summer/early fall and while the trail itself was nice, the views were a little disappointing.

An awesome, snowy run!

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful winter hike. Snow-covered Trail but easy to navigate even without spikes or snowshoes. Lots animal tracks and solitude.

Pretty difficult, but very enjoyable. Great views of Copper. Lakes completely covered and barely visible this time of year but still beautiful while it’s snowing. Definitely need snow shoes! Make sure you park in the Copper parking lot which is just across the bridge- easy access to the trailhead!

its a nice little trail with amazing views. its a super easy walk with minimal elivation change. its a great walk for someone who's just gotten to the altitude from sea level. only 0.6 miles long its great for the entire family. the only down side to the trail is winter conditions can make it hard to get to if you dont have 4x4 or snow tires.

snowshoeing
4 months ago

Tons of snow at the top and great views of Copper! Beautiful but definitely steep and challenging. We were the ONLY people on the trail! Worth it once you get to the top!

Took about an hour total, stopping for many pictures along the way. The snow on the trail is packed down which makes for an easy hike. Not steep or strenuous at all! Beautiful views and many spots to capture them!

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