Welcome to Silverthorne & Dillon, CO
Two scenic Summit County destinations with plenty of outdoor recreation and mountain beauty
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One of Summit County’s most beautiful destinations, the Silverthorne and Dillon area features plentiful outdoor activities and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Over the years, this small mountain town has achieved renown for its beautiful rivers, rapids, and wilderness. Nature lovers are sure to thrive here. The towns of Silverthorne and Dillon can be found along the Ten Mile and Gore Mountain ranges. This stunning area is located close to several of Summit County’s world-class ski resorts, not to mention some fantastic high-end shopping.
What to Love
- Lake Dillon, also known as Dillon Reservoir, a 3,000-acre body of pristine alpine water
- Thriving arts and shopping scene
- Surrounded by miles of lush wilderness
- Fantastic opportunities for outdoor sports and adventures
The small town of Dillon houses fewer than one thousand full-time residents, curating a truly close-knit community. This is the perfect place to call home for outdoor enthusiasts, avid skiers, and anyone who craves the beauty and excitement of mountain life; at the same time, residents enjoy the plethora of modern amenities and conveniences that make life in Dillon a breeze.
A slightly larger town of approximately 4,000 full-time residents, Silverthorne is also a wonderful destination for people who crave an outdoorsy lifestyle.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Silverthorne and Dillon offer plenty of fantastic shopping options. Browse the clothing and outdoor gear at Sierra, or check out Outlets at Silverthorne, a multiplex of more than 70 name-brand shops! Swing by Bluebird Market Hall in Silverthorne to browse shops like Lue Outdoors, or grab a bite to eat at Tilford’s Wood-Fired Pizza or Lucky Bird. The kids will also love ice cream from Don’t Call Me Charlie’s.
Looking for a great place to enjoy dinner in Dillon? Pug Ryan’s Brewery has got you covered. This rustic steakhouse and brewing company features favorites like green chili cheese fries, ahi poke tacos, sirloin steak, and blackened salmon. Of course, there’s also local staple Mint Steakhouse, a perennial Dillon favorite. Since 1862, this rustic steakhouse has been delighting diners with Summit County’s best steaks and seafood.
Things to Do
There is plenty to do in Silverthorne and Dillon. Bike along the beautiful Dillon Dam, visit the Silverthorne Recreation Center, or explore the Dillon Reservoir, a great spot for boating and camping. There’s also the Blue River Fishery, a Silverthorne favorite that offers guided tours for fly fishing enthusiasts.
Patrons of the arts will find plenty to do in Silverthorne and Dillon as well. Catch a summer concert at the Dillon Ampitheater for a fun evening with friends! From early June until mid-September, the Dillon Farmers Market is held on Lodgepole Street, overlooking the Dillon Reservoir and Ten Mile Range. This outstanding market provides the ideal opportunity to sample some of Colorado's best cuisines and culture. Fresh food, juicy Palisade peaches, sweet honey, live music, Rocky Mountain artists, sun yoga, and family entertainment are all available. This is the ideal spot for refueling before embarking on new adventures!
Some of the area’s most scenic fairways can be found at the Raven Golf Course at Three Peaks, which is positioned amid pine and aspen forests, sparkling lakes, and snow-marbled 13,000-foot peaks. There are also several scenic trails in the area, including the Blue River Trail, which connects the northern and southern portions of town and unites with the Summit County Recreational Pathway System to offer routes to Dillon, Keystone, and Frisco.
Both Silverthorne and Dillion have outstanding schools. Listed below are some of the best:
Silverthorne Elementary Schooll
Summit County Middle School
Summit County High School
Snowy Peaks Jr/Sr High School