The USFS’s Middle Frisco Trail is a classic 6.3 mile, one-way, mountain bike ride or hike, climbing from 9,000 feet to 11,500 feet and ending at Frisco Lake. The trail follows Middle San Francisco Creek through beautiful aspen groves for the first few miles. It then climbs through a mix of open meadows and spruce/fir forest, with 10 switchbacks on the upper section of the trail that are rideable with a nice grade. There are only a few hike-a-bike sections on the trail. Once you arrive at Frisco Lake, take some relaxing time before returning on the same trail. Watch out for hikers and horses on the way down. The downhill ride is fun! It is a great ride for intermediate and advanced riders. Read more here.
From the Town of Del Norte on Colorado Highway 160 turn south on French Street (aka County Road 13) for 10 miles until you dead end at the dual trailheads. The Middle Frisco Trailhead is at the first parking lot just as you cross the cattle guard.