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Dillon Reservoir

Address: Dillon, CO
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Dillon
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Biking
Owner description: Recreational reservoir between Dillon and Frisco.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Biking
Owner description: Recreational reservoir between Dillon and Frisco.

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

There are so many ways to approach the lake..not just from Frisco or Dillon but from many parks along the lake. Walk or ride the paved trail. OR walk along the shoreline for a new experience. Do try the walk in the snow for a special enchanting treat.

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Hastings, NE
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The water is recently melted snow so it is very cold. The west side is more shallow and has about 18-20 islands that are fun to explore. There are deer sometimes jumping between islands and there are eagle nests, osprey nests, so you can watch them raise their young each spring. Two marinas, one on the east side in Dillon... More 

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Wolcott, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

It really doesn't matter what activities you chose to do. If you do it around the lake you will have many photo opertunities that will have all your Facebook friends wishing they were with you. Biking on the path around the lake will reward you with beautiful photos as well as a great work out. I prefer going clockwise around... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
8 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

They have a weekly free concert too. When we were here recently, we saw a bald eagle sitting in a dead tree along the frontage road between Frisco and the Dillon dam. Check it out. The bike trail around the lake is very nice too. I love this area and come here often.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We often visit Keystone during the winter but never stay on resort, way to expensive. Dillon offers reasonably prices condos only 5 mins drive away form Keystone resort. Many condos have view of the Lake/Reservoir, this if normally ices over in the winter, and yes it is thick enough to walk on. Kite boarding can be seen on the lake... More 

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We enjoy boating but have had difficulty finding a decent spot since we moved to Denver. We have lived in Chicago and Minneapolis and are likely spoiled by the lakes and rivers there. But Lake Dillon provides a good spot for boating with outstanding views. The crowds are acceptable, even on weekends. We tow our boat from Denver and have... More 

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Austin, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We took the Tenderfoot Mountain Trail. We started about 1 mile from the trailhead and followed the bike path. The folks riding bikes fly down the path so you have to be very carful if you have little ones with you. The bikers are friendly enough and make the calls, but it is still something you have to pay attention... More 

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Kingwood, Texas
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97 reviews 97 reviews
26 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Because the weather was threatening we did not attempt to climb Quandary Peak, and the potholes kept us from McCullough Gulch, so we went to Dillon, parked at the Marina, and began hiking around the lake. We went as far as the dam, then turned back and went back to the Marina in the rain. The view were wonderful, and... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

What a beautiful lake surrounded by incredible mountains. There are great places to hike, bike, and play.

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Stow, OH
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93 reviews 93 reviews
27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Enjoyed taking family photos here. The views are awesome. We did also rent kayaks on the Frisco side marina and enjoyed kayaking a couple of hours. Would recommend calling ahead to reserve during the busy season. We didn't but if we had a larger group then we would have been in trouble. They have canoes as well. We did not... More 

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