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Dillon, Colorado

Sailing at 9,017 feet? Hop on the Dillon Reservoir – also known as Lake Dillon – and you are on your way. The town of Dillon sits on the northern edge of the lake and hosts a marina and some great alternatives to the ritzier I-70 hotels and restaurants. Keystone Ski Resort is right up the road and the White River National Forest, which transitions into the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest just past the 14ers Greys (14,278 feet) and Torreys (14,275 feet), offers plenty of year-round backcountry access. Being the closest town to Keystone, Dillon sees a fair amount of winter traffic, but is most popular in summer with people looking to get out for a sail, kayak, SUP, or to kiteboard on its stunning high-elevation reservoir.



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Featured Mountains in Dillon

Mountain Approx. Elevation
Torreys Peak 14,267 ft (4,349 m)
Tenderfoot Mountain 11,443 ft (3,488 m)
Swan Mountain 10,768 ft (3,282 m)
Ptarmigan Peak 12,497 ft (3,809 m)
Lenawee Mountain 13,186 ft (4,019 m)
Independence Mountain 12,559 ft (3,828 m)
Grays Peak 14,270 ft (4,349 m)
Glacier Mountain 12,401 ft (3,780 m)
Coon Hill 12,716 ft (3,876 m)