Make the Most of Your Vacation to Lake Dillon
Long before Lake Dillon (or Dillon Lake) 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 Denver’s growing water needs. Fortuitously, this also created 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 trails offer sparkling views of the lake and mountains. The shorefront amphitheater hosts free concerts, local performers and outdoor markets.
But don’t rule out the appeal of Lake Dillon in the winter! The photo ops are unbeatable: The frozen lake surrounded by dramatic peaks and snow-cloaked evergreens. Showshoeing trails abound and several nearby nordic centers offer rentals, trails and lessons. Also close, the ski resorts offer great skiing as well as a packed schedule of entertainment and free events. A short drive away, Frisco Colorado events are unique and charming – especially for the holidays. Check out the events calendar for more info!
If you don’t want to rent a car, you’ll have no trouble seeing and doing everything you want. Summit Express offers airport shuttles and private charter from DIA to your vacation lodging. While the Summit Stage bus offers free service between all the towns and resorts of Summit County.
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!
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. Read more….