Old Dillon Reservoir Trail #87


This is a short, easy trail that has spectacular views of the mountains of the Tenmile Range and the Continental Divide. The Old Dillon Reservoir was built in the 1930’s to supply water to the original town of Dillon, which is now covered by the new Dillon Reservoir. Water is supplied to the old reservoir via a diversion ditch from Salt Lick Creek, north of I-70. The Old Dillon Reservoir offers great fishing during the summer.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Frisco, CO; Dillon, CO

General Information

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 203, Frisco/Breckenridge, and travel south on HWY 9 to the first traffic light at the Dillon Dam Road and turn left. Travel east on the Dillon Dam Road for approximately 1.4 miles. On the left side of the road, just past the entrance to the Heaton Bay Campground, you will see the trailhead sign.



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  Area/Length : 
0.75 miles one-way

  Elevation : 
9,066 ft. - 9,203 ft.