Frisco, CO: Peak 1

Catch breathtaking views of Summit County and the Tenmile Range on this 6.9-mile out-and-back that climbs to the 12,805-foot summit of Peak 1.
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Catch breathtaking views of Summit County and the Tenmile Range on this 6.9-mile out-and-back that climbs to the 12,805-foot summit of Peak 1.

This 6.9-mile hike to the top of Peak 1 leaves straight from town. From the parking area at the end of 2nd Avenue, pick up the connector trail that leads 0.2 mile to a 3-way junction with the Mount Royal Trail. Turn left onto Mount Royal Trail and start climbing through pine forest. After 0.7 mile, pass a tailings pile on the right and continue climbing southwest.
Over the next mile, the route switchbacks to a ridgeline south of Mount Royal. Along the way, you'll pass the junction to Mount Royal and numerous old mines and miner's cabins. After 2.4 miles, the trail climbs above treeline and traces the ridgeline south past an old weather station. Views of the Gore Range extend to the northwest.
Watch your footing on the final 700-foot stretch to the 12,805-foot summit. You'll encounter a non-technical scramble up loose scree and boulder-covered slopes. (Keep an eye out for falling rocks.) If the weather is good, spend some time on Peak 1's rocky summit, which offers 360-degree views of Summit County and the surrounding peaks. You may spot friendly mountain goats hanging out near the top. Follow the same route back to the parking area.
-Mapped by Kim Phillips

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 11.1

Waypoints

ONE001

Location: 39.569043, -106.099906

From the parking area at the end of the road, pick up the connector trail that leads 0.2 mile to the Mount Royal Trail.

ONE002

Location: 39.57083, -106.102867

Turn hard left at the 3-way junction. The trail starts to climb through forest.

ONE003

Location: 39.567529, -106.101515

Continue straight at the 3-way junction, heading south.

ONE004

Location: 39.56514, -106.103318

Pass a tailings pile on the right. Continue heading southwest.

ONE005

Location: 39.565959, -106.104605

The gaps in the trees reveal views across Frisco. Ahead, the trail switchbacks to the left.

ONE006

Location: 39.564678, -106.109799

Continue straight at the 3-way junction. The trail to Mount Royal veers to the right.

ONE007

Location: 39.564404, -106.11145

The trail passes old mines and miner's cabins.

ONE008

Location: 39.564321, -106.112899

Turn left and climb south up the ridgeline.

ONE009

Location: 39.562758, -106.112963

Climb past a boulder field.

ONE010

Location: 39.555859, -106.115527

Bear left and follow the ridgeline south. An old weather station sits on the hill to the right.

ONE011

Location: 39.548745, -106.117126

Traverse a saddle and continue south.

ONE012

Location: 39.54412, -106.119406

The final 700-foot stretch to the summit involves a non-technical scramble up scree- and boulder-covered slopes.

ONE013

Location: 39.54305, -106.119956

Peak 1 (12,805 ft.): This small, rocky summit offers 360-degree views of Summit County and the surrounding peaks. You may spot mountain goats hanging out near the top. Follow the same route back to the parking area.

Mountain Goat and Tenmile Peak

Location: 39.543051, -106.119903

Spur to Mount Royal Trail

Location: 39.570549, -106.102138

Views of Frisco, Colorado

Location: 39.570788, -106.102663

Pine Forest

Location: 39.567844, -106.101547

Trail to Mount Royal

Location: 39.564676, -106.109669

Mining Remnants

Location: 39.564395, -106.111332

Boulder Field

Location: 39.562766, -106.112845

Views to the Northwest

Location: 39.561691, -106.113124

Trail to Peak 1

Location: 39.560567, -106.112764

Trail to Peak 1

Location: 39.557549, -106.114051

Views of Peak 1

Location: 39.556975, -106.114143

Above Treeline

Location: 39.556412, -106.1147

Weather Station

Location: 39.555867, -106.115409

Ridgeline

Location: 39.55456, -106.115608

Peak 1

Location: 39.5526, -106.11498

Mountain Goat on Peak 1

Location: 39.543051, -106.119903

Mountain Goat

Location: 39.543051, -106.119903

Mountain Goat

Location: 39.543058, -106.119874

Summit Views

Location: 39.543058, -106.119874

Mountain Goat

Location: 39.543099, -106.119478