Old Dillon Reservoir Trail

EASY 69 reviews

Old Dillon Reservoir Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dillon, Colorado and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
200 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

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.

hiking
6 months ago

Great intro hike for adjusting to altitude. Beautiful wildflowers and Dillon Lake vista. Dog-friendly.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice easy hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Great family hike!!!

7 months ago

Very easy, great views.

8 months ago

Gorgeous views of the lake and beautiful wild flowers. Perfect hike if you're traveling with kids.

hiking
8 months ago

Easy and gorgeous views!

walking
8 months ago

Perfect for a parents carrying children! We have two under three and wanted to get out today though we are all still adjusting to the altitude. Happy to find a short hike with such beautiful views.

8 months ago

I hiked only a very short segment close to the shoreline as it was snowing (late May!) but the water was gray and lovely. Would be a great trail for little kids.

hiking
10 months ago

Short and no climbing, but beautiful mountain views. Perfect for little kids. #scenic

walking
Monday, September 19, 2016

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

walking
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

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.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

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
Thursday, August 11, 2016

Easy and fun

hiking
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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.

Friday, August 05, 2016

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

camping
Wednesday, June 01, 2016

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
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

easy hike windy as heck at top

Thursday, May 05, 2016

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
Saturday, August 29, 2015

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

Sunday, July 05, 2015

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

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