Join us for a book launch party for the new edition of the local hiking guide, The Mines of Frisco & Beyond!
Meet the authors, local historians Charlotte Clarke and Blair Miller, for a short talk and Q&A session followed by a light reception in the Historic Park Gazebo. Enjoy live music from Leon Joseph Littlebird, lawn games, and food from Deli Belly’s.
Friends of the Dillon Ranger District will be selling beer from New Belgium and wine from Carboy Winery, with all funds going to support their mission to keep the 487 square miles of National Forest in Summit County sustainable for years to come.
About the Book
With ID posts on site that coincide with the chapters in “The Mines of Frisco & Beyond,” this book has been a local hiker’s guide since its initial publishing in 2004. The 2023 updated version revisits the same mines with further information and offers two new sites. Revised trail updates and stories of the people who lived and worked in the town’s early days, are found throughout the book. The book includes a map of the mines in the area, a glossary of mining terms, and a key to the trailheads and connecting mines.
From the gated tunnel into Frisco’s first silver lode, the Juno, to the compressors and engines on top of Chief Mountain, remnants of a forgotten industry in Frisco’s history, remain where they sat over one hundred years ago. The mines of Frisco gave the need for a town, two railroads, and the many characters whose hijinks and stories are shared throughout these pages. Whether you are a local hiker or a history lover, this book is your guide to historic resources while walking around Frisco.
Where to Buy
You can purchase copies of The Mines of Frisco & Beyond at the Schoolhouse Museum gift shop, the Visitor Information Center, and the Next Page Bookstore.
A big thank you to Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, Carboy Winery, and New Belgium for their contributions to this event!
Saturday, August 05, 2023
Historic Park Gazebo
120 East Main Street
Frisco, CO 80443