Day trip to Frisco
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After spending the morning walking off our fantastic breakfast from The Blue Moose in Breckenridge, we decided to get in the car and make the drive over to Frisco to check out the scene at this former mining town.
Nestled in the middle of the Rocky Mountains in Summit County, Frisco dates back to the early 1800's when it was primarily settled by white trappers in search of beaver pelts and followed by the mining rush around 1870. The area surrounding Frisco was originally occupied (read as "OWNED") by the Ute Indians. I haven't found much information about the Ute Indians in and around Frisco, but I'm sure their fate was much the same as the rest of the true "Native American" Indians in North America - they were probably killed by the white man out of fear and greed. But that's another topic...
Frisco's a great little town with a year-round population of around 2,800. During the winter months, the population soars to around 7,000 when the skiers and '2nd home' owners come to take advantage of the great snow skiing in this part of the Rocky Mountains. There are a multitude of shops to meander through, restaurants to eat at and even outfitters to arrange everything from fly fishing trips to horseback riding. Be sure to stop at the old school house that now serves as the Visitor's Center for the town of Frisco. There are over 10 different buildings still standing that date back to the late 1800's.