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Town of Dillon

The Town of Dillon was incorporated on January 26, 1883 at the site of a trading post and stage stop. The Town was moved three times; once to be closer to the railroad, a second time to be located between three rivers - the Blue, the Ten Mile, and the Snake. The third move began in 1956 when the Denver Water Board told the townspeople that they must sell their property and be out of town by 1961. The final location for the Town of Dillon was selected on the shore of the new reservoir where the town continues to thrive today.

The Town of Dillon is a full service community with a year-round residential and seasonal population of approximately 2,766. Dillon's beautiful location in the heart of Summit County provides an unrivaled scenic backdrop for an abundance of summer activities. Its close proximity to the famous Summit County ski areas makes it a convenient spot for winter vacationers. The many condominiums and motel rooms bring the peak population to about 5,200 people.

The Dillon Town Center is home to many Summit County businesses. It provides services, dining and entertainment opportunities within walking distance from Lake Dillon. The Dillon Ridge Market Place and the Dillon Factory Stores, on Highway 6, are a mix of local and national chain businesses offering entertainment, restaurants, retail and services. If you are planning a trip to Summit County, you won't want to miss visiting Dillon. Although Dillon has retained much of its small town charm, it's definitely not sleepy. Summer in Dillon is unrivaled for family activities with boating on Lake Dillon, free Nature Nights, Friday Farmers Markets and weekend concerts at the open-air Lake Dillon Amphitheatre. Enjoy the vistas, fresh air and pocket parks while taking scenic walks, in-line skating or bike rides along the more than 25 miles of paved recreation path that circles the lake.

No matter what you defintion of adventure and fun, you can find it right here in Dillon, Colorado.


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