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Masontown Historic Hiking Tour

Join Museum staff for our first historic hike of the season as we head up Mount Royal to the old Masontown mining site. This is a great hike for visitors and locals alike with all new content on Frisco mining history, the natural environment, and the myths of Masontown. The route is just over 2.5 miles round-trip with plenty of water breaks and scenic views making it a fun day for the whole family.

Advance registration and payment are required. Ticket details below.


Wednesday, May 26, 2021
9:00 am


Starts at Frisco Kayak Park
West end of Frisco Main Street next to I70

About the Tour

The Masontown Hike is May 26, 2021 at 9:00am. We will meet at the Kayak Park in Frisco at 8:45am. Staff will share the history of Frisco and the environment alongside the tall tales and stories of Masontown. The guided hike ends at the Masontown site giving participants the option of returning to Frisco with Museum staff or continuing their adventure to the top of Mount Royal or over to Rainbow Lake on their own. The Masontown hike is rated a moderate hike by the U.S. Forest Service.

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, snacks, and sunscreen. All participants will follow the pack in, pack out rule.

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

All Frisco Historic Park & Museum Tours are subject to local and state health ordinances. Participants may be required to wear face coverings throughout the tour.


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

  • Adults (Ages 13 and up) – $15
  • Children (Ages 4-12) – $5
  • Children under four are free

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