Frisco Facts

Frisco had its beginnings as a camp for trappers. Two railroad routes and the stagecoach encouraged its later history as a boomtown for miners. From that, it descended to almost a ghost town and then was resurrected, more recently, as a ski area destination. Town officials, prospectors, and the influential are all part of the exciting history of this mining town. It was incorporated in 1880 and was originally founded by Henry Recen. Ancestry records in Frisco shows a large number of German descendants.

The median age of the Frisco resident is 39.6 years old, a bit lower than the average age of Colorado residents. Frisco has grown lately; since 2000, the population of the city has increased by 9.8%. With home-based business an important part of the business community, there are many residents with a college education; the average income is approximately $70,000.

The nearest large city to Frisco is Lakewood, Colorado, with a population of more than 50,000. Located 60 miles west of Denver, the city is also southwest of Boulder.

Precipitation in Frisco, measured at Dillon, is 14 inches. Temperatures range from a cool 39F to 73F in July.

The city has a large body of water, the Dillon Reservoir, and Dillon Bay, Frisco Bay, Blue River Arm, and Giberson Bay are all areas of the reservoir. Tenmile Creek leads into the reservoir near the marina and passes through Frisco.

The nickname for Frisco is "Main Street of the Rockies."

Frisco attracts visitors from throughout the world; it is known as a Rocky Mountain tourist destination for skiers. Located in Summit County, Colorado, it is actually a municipality, though called a town.

Four popular ski resorts are located close to Frisco; Breckenridge, Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain and Keystone, and The Frisco Adventure Park is a hub for many outdoor activities. Frisco is bordered by the Arapahoe National Forest and is the central location of Summit County. It is located close to the Continental Divide, where snow, sunshine, and blue skies are all common.

Humidity in Frisco is low in summer, providing a mild mountain climate. The town is set at a mountain elevation of 9,100 feet.

Many residents of Frisco ride their bikes to work; however 78% of the commuters use their vehicles. Public transportation options offer short commute times within the city.