Plentiful Road and Trail Running in and around Frisco
Running at 9,097 feet above sea level can be challenging, but the rewards are plentiful because a run in or around Frisco will afford views in every direction and interesting non-urban terrain.
Road running– If your pleasure is running on a beautiful stretch of road, then we are here to introduce you to the Summit County Recreational Pathway. This 55-mile long network of paved paths extends throughout Summit County to the neighboring communities of Breckenridge, Dillon and Silverthorne. This path network is open to diverse, non-motorized uses such as biking, running and walking so expect and respect other users. And the network even connects to many more miles of paved pathways in Vail/Eagle County.
Trail running– You are definitely in the right place if you like to stretch your legs dirt including gorgeous single track and old mining roads. Frisco is surrounded on 3 sides by National Forest (75% of Summit County is public land) and trails which are great to hike and mountain bike are also great for trail running.
Frisco also hosts many road and trail running events including a triathlon with a stand up paddle board leg on Dillon Reservoir, a mountain biking leg and a trail running leg.
Don’t let snow deter you from running in Frisco during the winter. Many folks run all winter utilizing shoes with great traction, Yak Trax or snowshoes. After all, Colorado is known for its sunny days year-round so getting out for a run in the winter can feel like a slice of magic.
For a list of some of the trails in Frisco that are great for running and hiking, click here!