Old Dillon Reservoir Trail

EASY 121 reviews

Old Dillon Reservoir Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dillon, Colorado that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding 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
213 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

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.

2 days ago

Spectacular hike for Lake Dillon and Aspen tree views

6 days ago

Beautiful trail especially the aspen grove. The views of Dillon Lake are unmatched .

7 days ago

Great place to view leaves and the lake. Easy enough to bring kids 6months to 2 years old( in a pack).

hiking
24 days ago

The trail is beautiful and easy. When reaching the top it can be quite windy. Stay to the right on the trail the other fork takes you to a service road.

hiking
29 days ago

Awesome hike for those that are getting used to the altitude. The scenery is amazing.

We hiked this after a Lake Dillon kayak trip. It was the perfect trail to get a good view of the whole lake and range, as well as impending storms. Wildflowers and awesome views the whole way.

hiking
1 month ago

Very picturesque hike with great views of the reservoirs, mountains and town of Dillon. Great for a short hike

hiking
1 month ago

Our new favorite trail! Great for young kids because it’s short and easy. The views are amazing. We will bring family/friends to this trail when they come to visit us.

1 month ago

Great for a quick walk or if you have small kids. One con is you can hear highway noise.

2 months ago

It was a very easy hike. The scene is so beautiful. This trail is for everyone.

2 months ago

Great views. The road is easy to miss to turn on to, a dirt road is what you should be on the look out for. Good trail for all ages from who all we saw on the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

My wife and 4 kids are here for a couple of weeks and love to hike easy trials. Had not done this one yet. We really loved it. Took about an hour or less with stopping for pics etc.

One thing though...use this app to find your way down. We have hiked quite a bit over the years but still managed to get turned around on the way down. We spoke with other hikers who did the same thing. The map feature on this trails app helped get us back to the van. No danger, just a little turned around. Follow along with the app and you’ll be fine. Or just pay attention when you go up! BUT - a sign or two would be nice.

We loved it and will be doing it again.

Nice wide trail. Views! Wildflowers. Easy incline. The dogs loved it!

2 months ago

Great trail for kids and an easy adjustment to the altitude.

2 months ago

Ok trail, incline all the way up. Very windy at the lake. Bring a jacket.

hiking
2 months ago

Great first day in the mountains, hike. Beautiful scenery.

3 months ago

Great trail for a family or when getting adjusted to the altitude! Short hike to the dam at the top with pretty views and wildflowers along the trail! A lot of people bring their dogs as well. If you are looking for more of a challenge though, I'd recommend a different trail.

3 months ago

Very easy and a good warm-up hike.

3 months ago

Great beginners trail

hiking
4 months ago

I've lived in Frisco for years and never knew about this walk. great place to take guests.

hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

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

hiking
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Nice easy hike.

hiking
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Great family hike!!!

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Very easy, great views.

Monday, June 26, 2017

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

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Easy and gorgeous views!

walking
Monday, June 19, 2017

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.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

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
Thursday, April 13, 2017

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.

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