Frisco was originally a mining town with saloons. At nearly 9,000 feet elevation, it found itself at the center of Colorado's mining boom as a stagecoach and two major railroad routes converged there. This 120-year-old mountain hamlet was also shaped by skiing, a sport so suited to the area that four of the country's best ski resorts - Copper Mountain, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin - blossomed around Frisco.
Much of Frisco's past has been preserved within the Frisco Historical Park. Nineteenth century log cabins, including a chapel, private residences, and a jailhouse, have been restored and are on display. Frisco's Old Schoolhouse, converted to a town museum, is rich with displays of mining, railroad and Colorado pioneer history.