Travel Guide to Dillon, CO
Dillon is nestled alongside Lake Dillon with incredible views of the Continental Divide towards Breckenridge in the south, the Ten Mile Range, Buffalo Mountain and the Eagles Nest Wilderness area towards Frisco to the west, Independence Mountain and the runs of the Keystone ski area to the east. From the Dam Road the vista is of the Blue River as it empties from Lake Dillon and flows north through Silverthorne and from there to the Green Mountain reservoir and the Colorado river. The commercial area of Dillon hugs Highway 6 on both sides.
About Dillon Colorado
The original town of Dillon built in 1881 was a small trading post with a few cabins at the confluence of the Blue and Snake Rivers and Ten Mile Creek. This settlement had grown up around the site of the Ute Indian summer hunting grounds. In 1963 the old town of Dillon had to move as the valley was flooded to form Lake Dillon.
Things to Do in Dillon
Dillon Marina: full service marina on Lake Dillon.
Boat Rental – power and sail.
Dillon Yacht Club – junior sailing program, race program, regattas.
Tiki Bar restaurant
Thursday night dance lessons and open dancing.
Friday Night Concert Series.
Saturday Sunset at the Summit Concerts.
Sunday Afternoon Acoustic Music Series.
Marina Park Pavilion: covered pavilion with picnic tables, playground and grills.
Crow’s Nest Deck: partially covered deck with picnic tables, playground and grill.
Town of Dillon
Lakeside Bowl: Summit County’s only bowling alley, video arcade.
Lake Dillon Theater Company: professional theater company.
Summit Historical Society: located in Dillon’s original school house, which was moved during the construction of Lake Dillon.
Retail: books, business solutions, flowers, pet grooming, ski & snowboard equipment & rental, thrift store.
Restaurants: Café & Pub, Deli & Pizza, Steakhouse & Brewery.
Liquor Store & Post Office.
Spa, Massage Therapy & Beautician.
Dillon Ridge Shopping Center & Highway 6
Skyline Cinema: Eight movie theaters.
Grocery Store, Liquor Store, Dry Cleaners, Fed Ex.
Retail / Chains: Bed, Bath & Beyond, Blockbuster, Borders, Cost Cutters, GNC, Sports Authority, Vitamin Cottage, Walgreens.
Retail / General: beautician, interior design, patio furniture, ski & snowboard equipment, tanning.
Restaurants: Brewery & Grill, Mexican, Noodle & Co., Sushi & Tempanaki, Qdoba, Ruby Tuesday, Smashburger, Starbucks.
Dillon CO Events
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