The Town of Dillon was incorporated Jan. 26, 1883 at the site of a trading post and stage stop. The town has moved three times: once to be closer to the railroad and a second time to be located between three rivers: the Blue, the Ten Mile and the Snake.
The third move began in 1956 when the Denver Water Board told the townspeople they must sell their property and be out of town by 1961. The final location for the town was selected on the shore of the new reservoir, where it continues to thrive today.
The Town of Dillon is a full-service community with a year-round residential and seasonal population of 2,766. Dillon¹s beautiful location in the heart of Summit County provides an unrivaled scenic backdrop for an abundance of summer activities. Its close proximity to Summit County¹s ski areas makes it a convenient lodging choice for winter vacationers. The many condominiums and motel rooms bring the peak population to about 5,200 people.
The Dillon Town Center is home to many Summit County businesses, dining and entertainment opportunities: Dillon Reservoir, Dillon Marina offering boat rental, kayak and Stand-Up Paddle Board rentals, sailing lessons and guided sailboat tours and a seasonal lakeside bar and grill, post office, bowling alley, movie theatre and multiple parks featuring playgrounds, community spaces, ball field and hiking and biking trails.
The Dillon Ridge Market Place stores, on Highway 6, are a mix of local and national businesses offering groceries, a movie theater, restaurants, sporting goods and more.
Although Dillon has retained much of its small-town charm, it¹s definitely not sleepy. Summer in Dillon is unrivaled for family activities, with boating in Lake Dillon, Swing and Country Dance Nights, Friday Farmers Markets and weekend concerts at the open-air Lake Dillon Amphitheatre. Enjoy the vistas, fresh air and pocket parks while enjoying the more than 25 miles of paved recreation path that circles the lake.
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Love the Summit is an online auction for local businesses in Summit County to sell products, gift cards and services during the COVID-19 closure. The Love the Summit online auction will open to the public on Monday, April 20 and remain open through Monday, May 4. All proceeds from the online auction will go directly back to the business selling its goods. Any business located within Summit County is invited to participate in the Love the Summit online auction.
This is great way for locals and visitors to support your business now by buying items, experiences, and gift certificates on this virtual storefront at LoveSummitCO.com. Costs associated with the setup, promotion and operation of the online auction will be covered by the Towns of Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco, Silverthorne, The Summit Chamber and Copper Mountain Resort Association. Businesses will be responsible for sales tax and the shipping and delivery of items purchased online.
Businesses may submit up to three items available for purchase at any time while the auction is open. If businesses would like to submit multiple quantities of one item it will only be counted as one item. For example, businesses may submit eight $50 gift cards as one item, along with two additional items available for purchase.