Hiking with Kids

Rainbow Lake

USNFS Difficulty Rating: Easy
Mileage: (From Second Avenue trailhead to Rainbow Lake) approximately .75 miles
Out and back, or take Miners Creek Road back to Town
Approximate elevation start: 9,097 feet | Approximate elevation end: 9,560 feet

Short and sweet, this locals’ favorite trail is part of the Peaks Trail that goes all the way to Breckenridge if so motivated. Drive or walk to this trailhead: off of Main Street Frisco, turn south onto Second Avenue and follow this road about 5 blocks then take a right on South Cabin Green. Cross over the paved recreation pathway after stopping at the stop sign (use caution and yield to users of the path) to get to the trailhead parking area. In the parking area you will see a sign with an arrow that says Rainbow Lake. Venture through a wetland on a boardwalk, through Aspen trees and lodgepole pines until you arrive at a beaver pond called Rainbow Lake. This trail also connects to Miners Creek Road or the Peaks trail that heads to Breckenridge if you’re looking to continue your hike.

Peninsula Trail System

USNFS Difficulty Rating: Easy to moderate
Mileage: Varies based on the loop
Approximate elevation start: 9,000 feet | Approximate elevation end: 9,320 feet

The trails pass through stands of lodgepole pine and offer wonderful views of Lake Dillon and the Ten Mile Range. See complete trail system map.