The Town of Frisco is a town of 3,080 residents, located just 90 minutes west of Denver, Colorado on I70. Founded in 1873 (officially chartered in 1879) by Henry Recen, the Town of Frisco quickly developed thanks in part to the locale’s many mines. By 1882 the permanent population reached 250 with two railroads, many businesses, hotels and saloons. The mining boomed lasted until 1918.The Town of Frisco became a home ruled municipality in August of 1988.The form of government provided by the Charter is a “Council-Mayor-Manager” form. Executive and administrative responsibilities are to be exercised by the Town Manager, who is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Frisco Town Council.
The Town of Frisco is also uniquely situated within 30 minutes of 6 world-class ski resorts, including Copper Mountain (7 minutes), Breckenridge Ski Resort (15 minutes), Loveland Ski Area (20 minutes), Keystone (20 minutes), Arapahoe Basin (24 minutes) and Vail Mountain (30 minutes). Frisco has escaped the crush of tourism by being the “resortless” resort town with all the benefits of a resort town. Frisco is also surrounded on 3 sides by public land making the town an ideal basecamp for outdoor recreation: mountain and winter biking, cross-country/backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, trail running, camping and hiking.
The town sits on the shores of Dillon Reservoir, and the Frisco Bay Marina at the end of Frisco’s Main Street boasts mooring, slip, pontoon boat, stand up paddleboard, canoe, sailboat, kayak and fishing boat rentals, along with a water taxi, classic boat tours and a rowing club/school. The Town has also invested in the Frisco Adventure Park set on 220 acres of Town-owned land at the Frisco Bay Peninsula, which abuts another 565 acres of land owned by the United States Forest Service (USFS). The Adventure Park includes lift assisted tubing and ski/ride hill, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and horse drawn sleigh rides in winter and a bike park, disc golf course, skate park, chuck wagon rides and miles of hiking and mountain biking trails in the summer.
Throw in a charming Main Street and thriving business district on Summit Boulevard, and you always have a great cappuccino, bike tune or meal at your finger tips- often within walking distance of lodging. Frisco also hosts 75+ festivals and athletic events throughout the year including a BBQ festival, July 4th celebrations, a triathlon, Nordic races and holiday celebrations.
1: Skate park
2: Number of half marathons Frisco hosts
4: Frisco bike park amenities: pump track, slopestyle course, dirt jumps and a dual slalom course.
6: Tubing lanes at the Frisco Adventure Park Tubing Hill
27: Holes at Frisco’s disc golf course
27: Age of the Frisco, Colorado BBQ Challenge
27k: Groomed ski trails at the Frisco Nordic Center
47: Restaurants and bars
55: Miles of paved recreational path accessible from Frisco
82: Shops and boutiques
600ft: Length of the magic carpet to the tubing hill and community ski/ride hill
1873: Date Frisco was founded
3,080: Year round residents
9,097: Frisco’s elevation
The Town of Frisco has a deep library of high res professional photography which is available upon request, and includes everything from festival and athletic event photography to general town shots to activity shots to site specific photography at the Marina, Adventure Park and Historic Park. Frisco has some video content available as well.
The photos and video in the media photo library are for editorial purposes only by working members of media for use in stories and slideshows (web and print) covering Frisco, CO. All images must be credited to the photographer named in the photo title.
Town of Frisco Director of Communications and Public Information Officer
PO Box 4100
Frisco, CO 80443