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This small town 70 miles west of Denver is really the tale of multiple cities. Several of the original town sites are now underwater; the other is a vibrant village that packs a punch all-season long.

The original town of Dillon was incorporated in 1883. Its roots were as a stage stop and trading post. But by 1892, the town had been relocated twice, both times in order to be closer to the railroad lines and commerce.

In the 1950s, Denver Water began acquiring land in and around the town which set the stage for the building of the Dillon Reservoir and the accompanying dam. With the population growing along the Front Range, more drinking water was needed for its residents. In 1956, Dillon residents were told they would have to sell their respective properties and move to the new location one mile north where land was being set aside.

The “new” town of Dillon now enjoys an idyllic location along the banks of the Dillon Reservoir. Activity centers around Dillon Town Park and Marina Park. Residents love strolling around this area and enjoying the cute restaurants that dot the landscape. There’s a farmers’ market every Friday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., June 12-September 18, near the Dillon Amphitheater on Lodgepole Street.

In the summer, the marina becomes the focal point of the community as people love the world-class sailing, shopping, and boat rentals. The Dillon Marina is a full-service marina in Summit County that offers access to beautiful Lake Dillon and world-class sailing. Here’s your chance to experience boating, fishing, and mountain recreation at 9,100 feet above sea level! The Dillon Marina offers pontoon and sailboat rentals, sailing courses, lessons and tours, and stand-up paddleboard and kayak rentals.

Don’t miss out on Pug Ryan’s Lakeside Tiki Bar, voted “Best Deck” in Summit County! Savor the beautiful views while enjoying your favorite cocktail.

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