Frisco Peak (9,660 ft) is the peak above Frisco, UT and can be seen from Milford, UT. It’s on the list of Utah Peaks with 25 miles of Isolation, so not many people seek out this area for hiking. In fact, it’s more popular for ATVs & dirt bikes. However, if you are a peak bagger, then this one is a great hike in Spring to knock off the list. While the “hike” is along an old mining road, the views on the top are amazing! There is also a launch pad for hang gliders that is really neat to see. This trail is dog friendly, but definitely not for kids. There is nothing technically about this hike, but there is very little shade and only a spring for the first 1/2 mile for dogs to drink from.
We were getting nervous that these dark clouds were rolling in, but we could finally see the towers on the peak! Also in this area about 10 ATVs passed us for a family of 20! Make sure you have a leash handy for wildlife and people flying by.
Wow, we were lucky this storm stayed to the North of us. We only got a few sprinkles on us.
Look at that – blue skies again! And now so close to the actual summit!
Feelin’ like Michael Jackson here on the launch pad for hang gliders! This is looking South, and the coolest part of the summit.
Looking back at the towers and launch pad.
From 1875 to 1885 Frisco was a booming mining town, but an earthquake collapsed the richest parts of the mines and it became a ghost town by 1912. These beehive-shaped charcoal kilns were used for mining. You can still smell the soot inside them.