Photo of Golden Retriever dog playing in the creek.

Adventures in Frisco

by Kris Phillips

Are you sitting at your computer staring out the window & wishing you were in the mountains? The weather is perfect! AmIright? Just not sure where to go.

Grab your hiking boots, load the doggos in the car and head West on I-70. About an hour and a half from Denver you’ll get off the highway at exit 203, and head down County Road 1231. If you’re lucky, or early you’ll find a parking spot along the narrow road leading to Meadow Creek Trailhead.

The trail itself is well-traveled and easy to follow. Within minutes you’ll find yourself and your doggos in a world of wonder surrounded by towering Aspens. When the breeze kicks up it’s like being inside a living snow-globe of red & gold leaves raining down from on high.

Follow the trail among the Aspens as it winds through an Autumn wonderland until you reach the serene beauty of Lily Pad Lake. Catch it at the just the right time for amazing photos of the surrounding mountains reflected back in the mirror like calm of the lake.

After your moderate 3.4 mile jaunt into the woods you’ll probably work up an appetite. Make your way back into the town of Frisco, down to Main Street. I recommend starting at Prosit, a Bavarian beer bar with tasty wild game sausages and premium brew to wash them down. The whole restaurant used to be dog friendly, until city officials rained on the party.  But, not to worry, dogs are still very welcome on the patio.

After some tasty brats and brews I love to meander down main street and check out Foote’s Rest Sweet Shoppe where you can enjoy home made fudge and classic candies not seen since we were kids.

It’s the perfect way to spend a Fall afternoon! And don’t forget to take lots of photos of the dogs playing in the leaves!


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