Make the Most of Your Vacation to Lake Dillon
Long before Lake Dillon existed to exert its magnetic draw on boaters, kayakers and other outdoor enthusiasts, the “town” of Dillon was just a stage stop outpost on the Snake River. In 1965, Dillon Reservoir was built to provide for the big city’s water needs, in the process creating what would become one of Colorado’s most popular vacation destinations. Cupped like a jewel surrounded by pristine snow-capped mountains, Lake Dillon, Colorado is one of the most scenic places you’ll visit.
While the town remains small, the opportunities for summer activities are big: sailing, fishing, lakeside dining and a marina that services 25 miles of shoreline – plus plenty of shopping and restaurants. Gorgeous hiking and snowshoeing trails offer sparkling views of the lake and mountains. The shorefront amphitheater hosts free concerts, local performers and outdoor markets.
Dillon Shopping & Farmers’ Market
Fresh produce, local crafts, tasty snacks at the summer farmers’ market. Or shop local stores for clothing, handbags and shoes, or enjoy the array of exquisite galleries that showcase one-of-a kind jewelry, fine art, and home furnishings.
Fishing Lake Dillon
Fly fishing instruction, guided trips and expert advice are at your fingertips from dozens of local outfitters near Lake Dillon. So don a pair of waders and cast for a variety of trout or cast your line from a raft or dory as you drift on one of many idyllic Summit County rivers and lakes! Read More…
Kids will love the outdoor concerts at the Dillon Amphitheater (especially from the playground) and boating on the lake, but there’s also rafting nearby, zip lines and bike trails suitable for all levels, plus paint-your-own pottery and much, much more. Find activities that are fun for the whole family!
Activities in Lake Dillon
While many visitors come to Lake Dillon for boating, kayaking & other water sports, there are endless other options nearby. You’ll find mountain biking, swimming pools & water parks, incredible golf courses and more! Other Lake Dillon activities…