Changing leaves, Sapphire Point, picturesque view to be found in Dillon
The drive from Boulder, approximately one hour and 30 minutes. The price of a “Dam Burger,” from the Dillon Damn Brewery, $9.25. The view from Sapphire Point — priceless.
The town of Dillon is the perfect place to get away for the weekend. Located between Keystone and Breckenridge, Dillon is a small town with one heck of a view.
In addition, the town is also built next to Lake Dillon and the Ten-mile Mountain Range.
The town, located in Summit County, is a popular tourist attraction in the winter and summer months. However, it is at its peak, no pun intended, in the fall, during September and October.
Dillon is just a phenomenal place to watch the leaves change.
While in Dillon, check out Lake Dillon. The lake, though normally crowded during the summer and frozen during the winter, is peaceful during the fall.
A great place for bird watching, picnicking and sightseeing, the reservoir is a fun and free way to spend an afternoon.
“You can rent a boat and go on the lake and see the fall colors,” said Debbie Wilkerson, event coordinator for Dillon Town Hall.
The Dillon Marina rents pontoon boats, sailboats and runabouts during the summer and fall. It is open seven days a week until the last weekend in October. To reserve a rental, call 970-468-5100 or visit their Web site.
Also while in Dillon make the trek up to Sapphire Point.
While it is not the largest peak around, Sapphire Point is famous for its magnificent view of the town of Dillon, the Ten-mile Mountain Range and the Lake Dillon Reservoir site. The elevation, roughly 9,500 feet, makes for an easy hike that everyone can join in on.
“It is an excellent trail if you want a short hike with beautiful scenery,” Dillon ranger Kate Hanson said. “It is wheelchair accessible, and has picnic tables at the top.”
Your last stop in Dillon should be the Dillon Dam Brewery; one of Dillon’s most popular restaurants for 10 years.
The Dam Brewery is the 31st largest brewpub in the nation. With classic American food including burgers, steaks, fish and pasta, it has something for everybody.
Due to the fact that it is open for brunch, lunch and dinner and is moderately priced, it is very popular. Furthermore, this brewpub gains popularity from its award-winning beers, such as the Dam Straight Lager and the Wildernest Wheat, all of which are available depending on the season.
“We have 10 TVs and a great view of the Gore Mountain Range,” said Dillon Dam Brewery accountant Chris Richard.
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