Rainbow Lake is a 1.5 mile hike, with 150 feet of elevation gain, near Frisco. On average, it takes about 45 minutes to complete. Dogs are allowed, but make sure to pick up after them and keep them on leash since wildlife is common in the area. Free parking is available near Second Avenue and South Cabin Green. The trail is currently free of snow but is muddy and could remain muddy as storms are expected heading into June.
Sapphire Point is another short hike, near Frisco, that offers a nearly half-mile loop that offers views of the Gore Range and Tenmile Range, along with sweeping vista points overlooking the Dillon Reservoir. The trail is clear of snow currently and drains well so mud should be less prevalent. There are tables for enjoying a meal while looking north over the water, and folks hoping to check out more of the area can hop on the recpath system to enjoy more of the wilderness along Swan Mountain Road.
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