Summit County Properties in the Town of Dillon CO
The Ten Mile Range, Lake Dillon, and rivers meet Summit County property owners and guests in the lakeside town of Dillon, Colorado. The high-altitude Lake Dillon is fed by the Snake River, the Blue River, and Ten Mile Creek. Dillon CO homes are excellent choices for full-time residency, retirement, investment properties, vacation homes and second homes, and recreational getaways.
Located in the Rocky Mountains about 90 minutes from Denver International Airport, homes in Dillon are nestled into the spectacular scenery on the northeastern shores of a 3300-acre reservoir. Perched at 9,017 above sea level, Lake Dillon reservoir was established in 1963. Old Dillon, a trading post built over 100 years ago, and other historic structures was moved to make way for the reservoir. The community is comprised of over 900 residents today, a generous and civic-minded group who pitch in, helping maintain trails and improving the beautiful mountain hamlet.
Desirable real estate in Dillon Colorado is centrally located near mountain and water recreation as well as world-class ski resorts in Breckenridge, Keystone, and Copper Mountain. The full-service Town of Dillon offers shopping and dining, a museum, businesses, and community events. Along the lake, Dillon CO real estate includes condominiums and homes on smaller town lots. Surrounding the town are picturesque country subdivisions in Summit Cove and Dillon Valley.
The relatively community stands out during a variety of events held throughout the year. There is the Lighting of Dillon, Dillon Arts Festival, fireworks on the Fourth of July, Icecap melt Parade, and a fantastic BBQ cook-off. Summer concerts and theatrical performances take place at Lake Dillon’s popular amphitheater. There are regular farmers markets.
Competitions range from 5K runs to the Soap Box Derby. There are also bicycle races. Bicycle trails run along the lake and throughout Summit County. The Dillon Marina adds to the range of community events. Certified by the American Sailing Association, the Marina offers sailing school, sailing tours, and rentals for several types of boats. Of course, living in Dillon is a great year-round destination for fishers.
Families living in Dillon are served by Summit County School District and Colorado Mountain College.
Directions from Denver: Take Interstate 70 west to Exit 205. Turn left and continue two miles up the ridge.