It’s almost startling to find such a cute turn-of-the-20th-century mining town, set high in the Rockies, ringed by peaks, and with another vast sculpted range flexing all the way to Breckenridge – not because it’s strange to find such a soothing, tempting setting in the central Rockies, but rather because Frisco stands alone, flaunting its 19th-century history, rather than kneeling at the foot of some recently developed ski resort. Yet it’s still within 30 minutes of Vail and 10 to 20 minutes of Loveland, Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain, Keystone and Breckenridge.
Historic Main St is a six-block stretch where you’ll find almost everything you could need. There are cute inns and good restaurants, and it dead-ends at the scenic Dillon Reservoir, where you’ll find a small marina. Laid-back and welcoming, with ample free parking year-round, there are a lot of reasons to fall for Frisco.