Hiking to Frisco Peak (9,660 ft)
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. m.
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 fro
From Beaver, UT head East on HWY 21 all the way to Milford, UT. In Milford, turn left to continue on HWY 21 (Center St.). Drive 8.3 miles and turn right (you’ll dip down to a dry wash, and the turn is at the low of the dip). Reset the odometer. At 0.4 miles stay left, and at 9.2 miles reach the Golden Reef Mine and park here in a safe pull-out. 4×4 is not needed to this point. Here’s a driving map.
Distance: 6 miles RT
Elevation gain: 2,100 ft
Time: 3-5 hours
Dog friendly? Yes, off leash
Kid friendly? No
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If you zoom in on my map above, you’ll see “The Beehive Kilns at Frisco, UT”. You can drive right up to the kilns, but small cars may have trouble with ruts. You can also park along the main road, then walk over. This isn’t a hike, its more of a “drive & see” place.
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.Walking around the backside of the kilns. I’m in flip flops but be careful as I did see quite a bit of glass and other trash. I should have left my Altra’s on.