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Address: Dillon, CO
Activities: Biking
Description: Recreational reservoir between Dillon and Frisco.

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Dillon Reservoir tranquility

The Frisco Bay Marina at Dillon Reservoir is especially inviting at dawn or dusk during the summer. While staying in lodging in Frisco, I’ve enjoyed walking the several blocks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Dillon Reservoir has a pretty setting. It's a landmark at the base of the slope down from (or up to) the Eisenhower Tunnel on I70. However, in the universe of artificial lakes in Colorado and the Western USA, how does Dillon Reservoir rank? IMHO, there are some nicer - like Crater Lake. There are several that are perhaps less nice... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We took a short hike up to the reservoir. It gave us a nice view of the lake, but the reservoir itself was just that--a reservoir. We walked around it because the hike was short.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Frisco Bay Marina at Dillon Reservoir is especially inviting at dawn or dusk during the summer. While staying in lodging in Frisco, I’ve enjoyed walking the several blocks down Main Street to the marina. When fair weather prevails in early morning, the docks and reservoir are a peaceful setting below the nearby peaks. A few early sailors and kayakers... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stopped in Dillon to see this lake. We were pleasantly surprised at the beauty of this lake and the mountains that framed the background of the lake. We parked at the park area just over in front of the Best Western Inn and walked the path down to the fence past the pavilion. There are a couple of benches... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The lake has wonderful views of the water, sailboats, mountains with snow and beautiful clouds and blue blue sky. I enjoyed fishing and sitting by the lake. There are multi-use areas and lots of parking. Short walk to the water. I spent some time skipping stones and taking in the clean cool air. Everything you need is in Silverthorne, Dillon,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Many fantastic places around the reservoir for pictures. We stopped at 6 and Tenderfoot for an overlook of the marina. Take Swan Mountain Rd off 6 and head towards Sapphire Point and walk the trail. The kids had a fun time with all the chipmunks there.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a sailing experience like no other. The lake is surrounded by green hills, evergreen and aspen forests and snow packed peaks! The winds pick up at about 11am and hold until at least 6pm. You will be challenged because the winds are constantly shifting, but isn't that the fun of sailing? Watch the weather because mountain thunderstorm will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

They have paved paths around the lake and by the dam. Beautiful scenery and good exercise. The entire town is cute and not commercialized and spendy like Vail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

If you like to fish, boat, ride bikes or just go on nature hikes, then Dillon Reservoir is for you. The lake has plenty of streams and rivers feeding into it, as it is surrounded by mountains. There are several different towns on or near it, and there are plenty of lodging options, including condo rentals. What a great spot... More 

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Fort Collins, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Dillon Reservoir offers beautiful mountain lake views. A bike path goes around a good part of the reservoir; expect some ups and downs because it is hilly in this area, but a very scenic ride. There is an awesome eagle statue at the east end of the reservoir. You can take the Dam Road into Frisco or take Swan Mountain... More 

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Address: Dillon, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Dillon

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