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A scenic view of Frisco and the valley from Mount Royal with the Masontown Mill in the center.

Masontown Historic Hiking Tour

Join Museum staff as we head up Mount Royal to the old Masontown mining site! This is a great hike for visitors and locals alike who want to learn more about Frisco’s mining history, the natural environment, and the story of Masontown. The route is just over 2.5 miles round-trip with plenty of water breaks and scenic views.

Advance registration and payment are required. Ticket details below.

About the Tour

The Masontown Hike starts at 9:00am at the Schoolhouse Museum. Staff will share the history of Frisco and the environment alongside the legends of Masontown. The guided hike ends at the Masontown site, allowing participants to return to Frisco with Museum staff, or continue their adventure to the top of Mount Royal, or over to Rainbow Lake on their own. The U.S. Forest Service rates the Mount Royal trail a moderate hike. From the trailhead, the trail climbs 500 feet in elevation to the Masontown site in just under a mile.

What to Bring

This tour is entirely outdoors. Please wear hiking shoes/outdoor sneakers, a hat, and dress in weather-appropriate layers. No flip-flops, open-toed slides, or soft shoes. You will also need water, a snack, and sunscreen. All participants will follow the pack-in, pack-out rule.

Restrooms are located at the Schoolhouse Museum. We are unable to accommodate pets on this tour.


Thursday, June 22, 2023

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Thursday, August 17, 2023


Starts at Frisco Historic Park & Museum
120 East Main Street Frisco, CO 80443


This tour is limited to ten individuals. Questions? Call us at 970-668-3428 or email

  • Adults (Ages 13 and up) – $20
  • Children (Ages 4-12) – $5
  • Children under four are free
  • There is a $5.00 cancellation fee for adult tickets

To purchase tickets, please use the button below to be redirected to our online registration portal:

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