Dillon, Colorado Facts:
- County: Summit
- Coverage Area (Total): 2.3 sq. miles
- Elevation: 9,111 ft.
- Population: 914
- Cities/Towns covered in local Names and Numbers Phone Book: Alma, Blue River, Breckenridge, Como, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Fairplay, Frisco, Hartsel, Jefferson, Keystone, Kremmling, Leadville, Montezuma, Peak Seven West, Silverthorne, Twin Lakes
The town of Dillon was incorporated in 1883 and has moved locations three times since its founding. Its first move came as a need to be closer to the railroad, with a second move locating the town between the Blue, Ten Mile, and Snake Rivers. Its third move came at the request of the Denver Water Board in 1956 when the townspeople were told they must sell their property and relocate by 1961. The final location for Dillon was selected on the shore of the new reservoir, where the town sits today.
Dillon maintains a variety of attractions including: