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5 Fun Reasons to Visit the Dillon Ice Castles

by Kerstin12/19/2019 9:52 AM
Updated: 12/19/2019

Dillon Ice Castles

Ice Castles is an awe-inspiring, must-see winter phenomenon that brings fairy tales to life. The frozen attraction is built entirely by hand using hundreds of thousands of icicles hand-placed by professional ice artists. Since this attraction is weather-dependent, check the website for updates before visiting.

Ice Castles Group

Fire & Lights 

The castles include breathtaking LED-lit sculptures, frozen thrones, ice-carved tunnels, slides, and fountains. If you visit on Friday or Saturday night make sure to check out the fire shows where dancers breathe and spin with fire. As an added bonus take a walk-through town to Marina Park to see the 20-foot Holiday tree on display Dec. 13 – Jan. 13.

Holiday Tree

Winter Adventures Abound

As the gateway to the Rockies, the Town of Dillon is just a short drive from seven major ski resorts including  Keystone A-Basin, Copper, Loveland Ski Area Breckenridge  Vail Beaver Creek and Ski Cooper and other fun winter adventures.

 If a day off the slopes is what you are looking for try ice skating, or sleigh rides,  at nearby Keystone Resort. Dillon Reservoir offers opportunities for ice fishing, cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing.  

 Ice Fishing

BEER! & Other Good Eats

Dillon is loaded with a wide variety of restaurants. Beer lovers will find plenty to enjoy with two local brewers in town. Of course, after spending time at the Ice Castle, house-crafted hot cocoa from Cameez (located in La Riva Mall directly across the street) may be just what you need. For something casual, grab a slice at the Lake Dillon Tavern & Pizza Co., or pick-up a flavorful curry from Cafe Profusion or authentic Mexican street fare from Tacos Tequila. Enjoy Happy Hour with an with amazing ambiance at the Red Mountain Grill or sample contemporary creations ranging from Mexican-American-Italian at the family owned, LiLi's Bistro in downtown Dillon.

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Easy To Get To

Dillon is just an hour and 15 minutes from Denver, making for an easy trip. But if you’re staying the night, you have several lodging options in Dillon, including hotels and vacation rental properties.