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Summit Daily/Brad OdekirkFun Fact: During the Great Depression, Frisco's population

The town of Frisco seamlessly blends High Country history and modern amenities.

Frisco was founded in 1873, when mining was its main source of economic activity. By 1882, the permanent population grew to 250, and the town boasted two railroads, many businesses, hotels, saloons and several active mines.

The community has grown and changed through the years to become one of the country’s favorite mountain towns. Frisco’s population is now dominated by the 20- and 30-something crowd, but the town is graying as more Baby Boomers and second homeowners settle into Frisco full time.

Six world-class ski resorts, including Copper Mountain, Vail’s resorts and Arapahoe Basin are all within easy driving distance of Frisco’s quaint downtown. Nordic skiers and snowshoers can take advantage of 35 kilometers of cross country trails at the town’s Peninsula Recreation Area. And the town’s marina on Dillon Reservoir, rec path, disc golf course and nearby biking trails keep summer visitors busy.

An assortment of restaurants, shops, cafes, motels and hotels line Main Street, which is one of the best places in Summit County for a leisurely stroll in any season. Main Street also hosts a variety of special events and festivals throughout the year.

Those interested in delving into Frisco’s rich history shouldn’t miss the Frisco Historic Museum and Park. The park is home to 10 preserved structures from the 1800s, including several homes, a schoolhouse and a jail.

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