A laid-back, beautiful small town that’s growing into one of the region’s premier locations
Located in one of the most scenic parts of the stunning Rocky Mountain range, Dillon is a small town full of warm-hearted residents. Perhaps it’s the fresh mountain air or the great comfort food, but folks in Dillon are visibly content and ready to welcome new neighbors. Once a bustling area for travelers seeking to make their fortune during the famous Pike’s Peak Gold rush, Dillon is home to a mix of young professionals, new families, and the recently retired.
Dillon has something to offer you, whether you’re embarking on an adventurous day of outdoor recreation or joining in with the community’s wonderful calendar of local events. We can’t wait to share the area’s boundless beauty with you and to show you why Dillon is one of Colorado’s most up-and-coming towns.
Dillon is home to the highest deep-water marina in the nation, making it a truly exceptional space for outdoor recreation. In every season, residents of Dillon are able to enjoy stunning views of nature and amazing activities. From world-class skiing and snowboarding to incredibly idyllic hiking, biking and camping, Dillon is a perfect place for lovers of the great outdoors.
Yet, for those who prefer the coziness and comfort of life in town, Dillon also has much to offer. With delicious food and fashion-forward stores, Dillon can satisfy all of your culinary wants and shopping needs with its many charming and convenient storefronts.
If you’re in the market for new clothes, looking for a gift for a friend, or just want to freshen up your wardrobe with some chic new accessories, Dillon has a lovely mix of small businesses and big-box stores for you to explore. Spend some time browsing and buying local handmade goods at Everything Colorado.
Dillon offers a variety of amazing upscale restaurants and mouth-watering casual dining options that represent culinary backgrounds from all over the world. For a romantic date night or a celebration with friends, sample the artisanal wines and hand-crafted cocktails at Bistro North. Their brunch offers a savory shakshuka that’s a favorite among locals, but you’ll have to come back in the evenings to try fantastic paella. For a tremendous burger, visit Arapahoe Cafe, which has been dishing out delectable meals in Dillon for almost eighty years. If you’re just in the market for a drink, Saved by the Wine offers great dessert cocktails and hosts live music and trivia events weekly!
Given Dillon’s wonderful community gathering spaces, it’s no surprise that residents come out in droves for the town’s lively calendar of local events. One favorite local gathering is the Yoga With a View series hosted by the local studios in town. Enjoy a meditative stretch with breathtaking views of the Dillon Reservoir, but make sure you register in advance online; spots go quickly! Dillon also hosts a fantastic local farmer’s market from June to September with various handmade products and local produce from Colorado-based vendors.
Dillon Amphitheater is another excellent spot for local gatherings as it hosts various world-class music events all year round. Having hosted superstars like Bob Dylan, you’re sure to find a show to suit your music taste at this fantastic venue. Also, the Dillon Marina hosts fabulous gatherings all year long for water sports enthusiasts and land lovers! Dine by the water or experience the breathtaking Rocky Mountains by boat, kayak, or canoe! Be sure to bring the family to their awesome Movies on the Water events to enjoy blockbuster hits under the starry night sky.
The Summit School District serves Dillon.
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