Quick Road Trips from the Frisco Lodge

Posted by: admin April 10th, 2018

By guest writer: Dylan Moskowitz

Often times, the perfect way to spend the weekend, or even a day, is to go on a road trip. We know what you're thinking: Road trips take too long. Though the thought of actually adventuring long stretches of highway, and taking short breaks along tiny roadside towns is very appealing, you can also have just as much fun taking a shorter trip. The best part of it is that you won't have to plan as extensively, and the entire process of preparing for the road trip isn't nearly as involved and stressful.


Before you even back out of your driveway, make sure you have the following essential items:

• A rental vehicle would be ideal for most road trips. After all, you wouldn't want any of the wear and tear accumulated from a road trip to negatively impact your own car.

• Make sure your car is properly prepared for your trip. This means making sure you have a full tank of gas, you've checked the oil, your tires have the proper amount of air, etc. Even if you aren't driving cross-country, it's always important to have your car checked out before you leave.

• Fully charged electronics are also important to have before you leave. Carry extra battery chargers in your glove compartment, and make sure you pack a few power banks just in case you're unable to access an outlet or a car charger.

• If you're bringing entertainment, go ahead and download your movies, music, audiobooks, and podcasts while you still have wifi. Having these files already downloaded into your devices will save you from frivolously wasting data that could be used for something else, like looking up restaurants to visit or accessing your GPS.

• Keep a cooler where you can store your drinks and (healthy) snacks, and also keep a small trash bag nearby.

• You should also carry a first aid kit, and an overnight bag, which should contain your toiletries and a change of clothes, should you stop somewhere to rest.

In the state of Colorado, there are a ton of amazing destinations for you to explore. If you're a winter sports enthusiast or an outdoors person in general, this state is home to a plethora of ski resorts, rivers, lakes, nature paths and trails for you to enjoy. The best part is that a lot of Colorado's popular attractions aren't too far from one another; therefore, taking a short day trip isn't completely farfetched and impossible. The little town of Frisco, Colorado is a great jump-off point for a few small road trips.

Hot Sulphur Springs: Traveling up Highway 9 for an hour and a half, and you'll run into Hot Sulphur Springs, where you'll be able to take full advantage of the relaxing hot springs. Along the way, you'll catch picturesque glimpses of the Gore Range and Green Mountain Reservoir.

Buena Vista:  This is the ideal trip you can make if you're interested in rafting. Just an hour and a half drive from nearby Breckenridge is the Arkansas River, a river rafting hotspot. For the outdoors enthusiast, Buena Vista has a lot to offer: whitewater rafting and gorgeous views of Browns Canyon.

Mayflower Gulch: Heading westbound on Interstate 70 and exiting onto Highway 91 toward Leadville will lead you to this popular hiking area. The trailhead can be found less than 6 miles away from Copper Mountain Resort.