Summit County Bike Trails: The Frisco Peninsula Trail System |

Summit County Bike Trails: The Frisco Peninsula Trail System

by Sebastian Foltz
A rider rounds a bend on the Summit Mountain Challenge Frisco Peninsula race course last season. The peninsula is home to nearly a dozen trails, including the Frisco Adventure Park course.
Sebastian Foltz / Special to the Daily |


Throughout the summer the Summit Daily News will be running weekly mountain bike and recpath trail guides from our annual Explore Summit County Bike Guide every Friday and Saturday. The guides will be a mix of dirt trails, singletrack and paved roads from across Summit County.

One of Summit County’s most popular bike trail networks is the Frisco Peninsula.

For many Summit County residents the Frisco Peninsula trail system is the first place to go when the snow melts in the spring. Typically the first to thaw out, it’s a great place to warm up for the season, get used to the altitude or just enjoy a trail ride next to Lake Dillon. The network includes a number of short interconnected trails, so get out there and explore.

Know before you go:

If the entrance gate is closed that usually means the area is too wet to ride. The trails are generally dry and ready to ride by mid-May. With a number of exposed sections due to tree removal, expect to be out in the sun. Don’t forget the sunscreen. Swimming is not allowed in Lake Dillon.


The Frisco Peninsula is accessible from three primary locations all off of Highway 9. From Interstate 70 or Breckenridge, take Highway 9 to Frisco. The peninsula sits right outside of the town of Frisco on the way to Breckenridge. Riders can park at the Frisco Adventure Center, the peninsula day use area or the parking lot right off of Highway 9 just uphill from where the highway runs along Lake Dillon toward Breckenridge.


The trails pass through stands of lodgepole pine and offer views of Lake Dillon and the Tenmile Range. Mountain bikes may only be used on trails marked with a mountain bike symbol. If there is no sign, it is closed to that use.

Additional trail information is also available in the free annual Explore Summit County Bike Guide.

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