Dillon, CO 80435
About Dillon Reservoir
Dillon Lake, or Dillon Lake as it is sometimes called, is the perfect base for year-round excursions and is located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA, north of Denver, Colorado. This lake, sometimes called "Dillon," is certainly a family favourite.
The original town of Dillon was the center of a mineral boom in the 19th century, when its time was created by the mining of gold, silver, copper, gold and other minerals in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The city, located about 30 miles north of Denver, Colorado, USA, has had an unbroken history since the late 19th century, when the entire city was moved to build the Dillon Dam and reservoir.
Today, visitors to Dillon and the reservoir can visit some of the old buildings, including the school building from 1883, which today houses the museum and the Historical Society. The original town of Dillon with its original building was moved to its current location in the city in 1884 after the construction of the reservoir and the reservoir.
Completed in 1963, Lake Dillon is the largest facility in the Denver Water System, and the Dillon Dam is an earth-filled dam that carries water from the Colorado River to the city of Dillon, Colorado, about 30 miles south of Denver. Besides Lakeillon, picturesque historic boat tours are also offered, as well as a number of other attractions in Dillon.
Denver Water's reservoirs are being lowered to accommodate the expected snowfall, which can sometimes reach 30 feet in the winter months.
Lake Dillon is located in the Rockies of Colorado, just outside Denver, Colorado on the Colorado River. Visitors to Lake Dillon can enjoy all kinds of winter sports, including skiing and cross-country skiing. The snow is a great attraction for skiers around the world, but the fun is not limited to winter sports. When the lake freezes, it is a great place for skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding and snowmobiling.
Boating and sailing are popular activities, and visitors can rent canoes and kayaks from one of the many equipment suppliers on the lake. Sports enthusiasts can sail on Lake Dillon, although it is forbidden on some lakes, but not on this one.
The Blue River near Dillon Dam is a popular destination for creek and fly fishermen known for catching trout up to 24 inches long. There is also a healthy population of Kokanee salmon and fishermen will find this sport a challenge.
The Dillon Yacht Club claims to be the highest-altitude club in North America, and the Lake Dillon Water Taxi makes a similar claim.
The Sapphire Point Trail in particular offers scenic views of the lake, and the Gore Range from Williams Fork to Tenmile provides the perfect backdrop for hiking around Lake Dillon.
Lake Dillon is a spectacular destination, and there are several campsites operated by the Forest Service. At the Eagle's Nest hikers can observe eagles and a number of other birds of prey, such as bald eagle, black bear, coyote, cougar, mountain lion, moose, wolf, bear and mountain goat.