Old Dillon Reservoir Trail

EASY 21 reviews

Old Dillon Reservoir Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dillon, CO and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until October.

1.7 miles 224 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

Directions from Silverthorne: Travel east on U.S. 6. In Dillon, turn right onto the Dillon Dam road. Follow the Dillon Dam road approximately 2 miles . The trailhead is on the right, near Heaton Bay Campground.

walking
2 months ago

A short easy walking for all. The view of Dillon lake from the top is so peaceful and picture perfect.

2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

This is very quick so do it just because you're in it for the views, not the workout. It was crystal clear today and the views out over the reservoir were incredible. Kids could do this easily.

3 months ago

Fantastic hike with my friend from San Diego. Even though he is completely out of shape we completed the hike in a reasonable amount of time. Would recommend this hike for any level of hiker; child, novice, or fatty.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Easy and fun

hiking
3 months ago

Our first day in the mountains with a 9-year-old dog in tow. We were looking for a nice short hike to get acclimated. This was it! There were pretty views from all around the old reservoir. Highly recommend for all levels.

3 months ago

3 months ago

Really pretty. Had a large family, including children with us. It was good for all of us.

camping
6 months ago

I must say this experience was one that I wasn't expecting. We camped at Old Dillon Reservoir Trail. It rained, sleeted, and snowed all in one night. However, I really enjoyed it! We were able to set up camp before the weather took place and had a nice camp fire. In the morning is where we took a hike around the Reservoir and it was completely gorgeous. People were out fishing, hiking, and canoeing. It was one beautiful hike and I would recommend any and everyone to take a blanket with you so that you can lay down in the sun and watch the beautiful surrounding mountains and lakes and take in nature.

hiking
6 months ago

easy hike windy as heck at top

6 months ago

Did this trail as an easy, welcome to the 9,000+ elevation and it did not disappoint. Mostly trees in the beginning, then it opens up beautifully. Don't be a baby, walk around the old reservoir. You get a totally different view of the surrounding mountains.

hiking
1 year ago

Great, short trail! Terrific views and good for dogs!

1 year ago

Gr8, short, easy for beginners, pets, quick. Take a light jacket; coolish at the reservoir.

hiking
1 year ago

A very popular hike for all ages, mountain bikes and occasional runners. Dogs on leashes are welcomed. The trail is well marked from the trailhead to the top which has tremendous views of the Lake Dillon, Buffalo Mountain and surrounding areas. During the summer there are areas where dogs can retrieve items thrown into the reservoir.

walking
1 year ago

Great Beginner or frequent user trail! Very popular, amazing panoramic views of Lake Dillon and surrounding peaks, Heaton Bay Campground and Frisco!

hiking
1 year ago

walking
2 years ago

beautiful views of the new Dillon res. Also cool to see the old res all dressed up. Walked this trail after my wife ran the warrior dash(and she still wanted to go). easy walk for the whole family.

2 years ago

Good view of lake and dam. Very short and watch for bikes.

hiking
3 years ago

Very short, easy trail. In the sunlight, little tree coverage. Good place to bring a dog. If its dry, the lake at the end will be pretty empty.

hiking
4 years ago

This trail starts around the dillon dam and is 1.5 round trip if you stay on trail. We had 3 adults and a child in our group. The trail is family friendly but it is under construction about .5 into the trail as you get to the old reservoir. If you walk around about 2 blocks you will see a 4 wheel trail that can take you up to the top of the hill to see a nice view of the lake and city. We went back down the hill and followed the road around the old reservoir until we saw the start of another trail that takes you down to the city and a nice aspen forest. We turned around before we got to the city and took back to starting point. This route ended up being about 2.5 mile hike.