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Frisco Peninsula Lakeshore Loop

Intermediate
 3.9 (25) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

An early season loop of the Frisco Peninsula along the shore of Dillon Reservoir.

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6.1

Miles

9.8

KM

95%

Singletrack

9,170' 2,795 m

High

9,023' 2,750 m

Low

217' 66 m

Up

173' 53 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

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E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Family Friendly Pump track, dirt jumps, skate park, disc golf, and ball fields all located at the Peninsula. Minimal climbing on many sections of Lakeshore Perimeter Trail.

Overview

A loop around the Frisco Peninsula perimeter, following the shoreline of Dillon Reservoir. Perfect lunch ride.

Need to Know

Be cautious and courteous of hikers near Dickey Day Use Area, as there are many blind turns, and of disc golfers at the west end of Lakeshore Perimeter.

Description

Begin on Lakeshore Perimeter Trail at the northwest end of Water Dance Drive. Ride east on Lakeshore Perimeter along the edge of the Dillon Reservoir. Ride clockwise along the lakeshore all the way around a small peninsula where the trail swings to the south to a paved campground road. Turn left onto the road, and look for the singletrack on the left side of the road between campsite 70 and 68. Ride this to another paved parking lot.

Ride north through the parking lot to the exiting roadway and look for the Lakeshore Perimeter on the left side of the road at a marker post. Follow the shoreline passing a trail intersections on the right with Olympian's Link almost immediately, then after passing the northern tip of the Peninsula, a second right turn with Crown Point-Lakeshore Connector. There are markers these junctions.

Continue south, along the eastern edge of the Peninsula all the way to Dickey Day Use Area parking area and gravel cul-de-sac off of Highway 9. This is also a great alternative trailhead for the loop. This is the end of Lakeshore Perimeter trail.

Ride the dirt road towards Highway 9. Take Dickey Trail on the right. Take a left on Buzzsaw at the first junction. There is only an uphill facing sign for Dickey Trail at this junction. Buzzsaw parallels the highway, rolling over a few stiff climbs and descents, the last of which is quite loose and steep.

After topping out, descend through a dirt area out to a paved bike path adjacent to Crown Point Road. Turn left towards the highway and cross to one of the Frisco Bike Park downhill lines on the west side of Recreation Way and return to the parking lot.

Note: the Frisco Bike Park Singletrack climbs to the north of the downhill lines across the tubing hill. Climb this to Recreation Way if riding this loop counter clockwise.

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Photos

Riding the Peninsula Trail along Dillon Reservoir.
Aug 7, 2016 near Frisco, CO
Sunset on Torreys and Grays and the Continental Divide from Frisco Peninsula Lakeshore Loop
Oct 23, 2014 near Silvert…, CO
Mountain views along the Peninsula Trail.
Aug 7, 2016 near Frisco, CO

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Jun 27, 2020
Brianna Watson
Jun 14, 2020
Hunter Ruth
Beautiful morning only one person on trail! Rode perimeter, rocky, buzzsaw. Smooth singletrack and lots of fun 8mi — 1h 20m
Oct 25, 2019
Len Johnson
19mi
Aug 28, 2019
Anthony Cornel
Jul 5, 2019
Whitney Littleton
Connected to Riechl's Retreat & Rudy's Loop through the bike park 8.3mi — 1h 09m
Jul 3, 2019
Whitney Littleton
8.1mi — 1h 10m
Jun 5, 2019
Chris Naktenis
6.5mi
Jun 1, 2019
Daniel E