Recreation Pathways

There are a multitude of recreational paths that wind around and through town. They will connect you to other towns (all the way to Vail if you want) or give you access to off road trails. The rec paths in Frisco go past the trailhead to historic Mason Town and past an interpretive nature preserve area. People enjoy walking, biking, skateboarding, running with strollers, and roller blading along the rec paths.

General Information

The Town of Frisco maintains 12 miles of paved pathways that are within town limits. These paths take you through and around town and connect you to the Summit County Recreational Pathway System at a number of locations. Click here for a map of paved pathways in and around Frisco.

The Summit County Recreational Pathway System (Recpath) is a 55-mile long network of paved, non-motorized pathways that connect towns and resorts throughout Summit County. The Summit County system is connected to Eagle via Vail Pass. Please visit Summit County’s website for a map of the Summit County Recreational Pathway System.

The Recpath is jointly managed by Summit County, the towns of Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco, and Silverthorne; Keystone Resort, and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). The Summit County Open Space and Trails Department manages over 25 miles of the Recpath that are outside of town boundaries. CDOT manages the Recpath from Copper Mountain to Vail Pass.

How to Access the Recreation Path

The Recreation Path is accessible throughout Summit County. Here are a few suggestions:

  1. Leave your car wherever you are staying in Frisco or throughout Summit County and bike to the Recreation Path. Parking areas are often busy, and that’s no way to start a relaxing ride. Frisco is only 1.8 square miles in size so you are sure to be very close to the Recreation Path no matter where you are.
  2. If you must take your car to access the Recreation Path, here a few suggestions for parking areas:
    • Dillon Dam Road has a number of parking areas for day use close to the Recreation Path.
    • The Towns of Frisco and Dillon have parking close to the Recreation Path but both the Frisco Bay Marina and Dillon Marina have parking areas that tend to fill very quickly so please avoid the Marina lots.
    • The Towns of Breckenridge and Silverthorne also have parking close to the Recreation Path.
    • There is trailhead parking at the Dillon Nature PreserveSapphire Point on Swan Mountain Road,  intersection of Highway 9 and Swan Mountain Road, and intersection at Highway 6 and Swan Mountain Road.Pro tips-
    • Plan your Recreation Path adventure for earlier in the day or later when it is quieter and try to avoid weekends or holidays.
    • Is trailhead parking full? Move on to a different spot or figure out a different adventure because being outside is all about relaxation!

More Information on the Recreation Path

For more information regarding the Summit County Recreational Pathway System, please visit the Open Space and Trails website for Summit County. Other local informational resources include bike shops in Summit County or the annual Bike Guide published by the Summit Daily News.