Dillon Reservoir Loop is a 18.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Breckenridge, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Scenic 18.8 mile bike route around Dillon Reservoir off I70 @ Silverthorne & Frisco Exits. It uses a combination of Swan Mountain, Snake Reservoir, Dillon Dam and Friso recreational paths. Track starts at Swan Mountain Rd Trailhead just W of Highway 9. Steady 6% grade up Swan Mountain marked bike lane to top. Trail then becomes an asphalt dedicated bike path making it's way down the mountain to the East. At US 6, it continues N on the Snake River Recpath to a small scenic view parking area with an Eagle Sculpture. Trail then follows an offstreet path along N side of reservoir to Marina entrance/parking. On street route continues W to end of Marina parking area. The Dillon Dam Recpath heads W along dam and then through several camping areas before entering Frisco. The Frisco Recpath skirts the W side of the reservoir past the Penninsula Recreation area where it crosses Highway 9 to join with the Blue River Bike path eastward on the way back to trailhead.
Loved the view of the lake!
Unbelievable views! Absolutely gorgeous. Would not recommend for kids or even young teens though, as two miles is steep grade up the side of a highway (Swan Mountain Road).
Great trail. Lots of fun. Doable for beginners as well. Took my 11 and 8 year olds and they had a blast. My youngest has to walk on some of the climbs.
Enjoyable bike ride. Great views of Dillion Reservoir and surrounding mountains. A around-the-lake loop.