Lake Dillon Lake Getaways

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For a spectacular lake vacation in the mountains of Colorado, try Lake Dillion vacation home rentals. Lake Dillon is in Summit County, Colorado. An enormous lake 80% of Summit County is made up of National Forest, earning it the nickname "Colorado's Playground." With three rivers (Snake River, Blue River, and Ten Mile Creek) that empty into Lake Dillon, it is the largest lake in the area.

Four major ski areas, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapaho Basin, and Copper Mountain are located on the Dillon District. The district has two large reservoirs, Green Mountain and Dillon. Dillon Reservoir lies between Frisco, Silverthorne and Dillon. Green Mountain Reservoir lies 15 miles north of Silverthorne. The district encompasses major portions of the Eagle's Nest and Ptarmigan Peaks wildernesses.

With the ski areas and the large reservoirs, the Dillon District is a center for recreation activity. Downhill skiing, fishing, and boating are of course popular here. The district offers many miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. Many trails in the area reach above 13,000 feet elevation.

The Dillon Ranger District lies at the eastern end of the White River National Forest, along the west side of the Continental Divide. It encompasses much of Summit County and surrounds the towns of Silverthorne, Dillon, Frisco, Breckenridge and Keystone. The Dillon Ranger District office is located in Silverthorne.