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Dillon Ranger DistrictDillon Ranger District


Dillon Ranger District Office 


before your hike can provide you with current information on the trail, weather and wildfire conditions. To make camping reservations, visit

What is the Dillon Ranger District?

If you have a great memory of your time in Summit County, chances are it has something to do with National Forest. The Dillon Ranger District (DRD) of the White River National Forest follows the exact border of Summit County, and includes 75% of the land in the county. At 487 square miles, the acreage of public lands managed by the DRD is roughly equivalent to Teton National Park.

  • Over 430 miles of hiking trails
  • 100 miles of Off-Highway Vehicle routes
  • Lake and stream fishing
  • Climbing peaks, rock climbing and ice climbing
  • 14 campgrounds
  • Photography, bird watching & wildlife watching

These various recreational opportunities provided by our local National Forest are often the main reason residents live here and guests visit here. Whether you enjoy using your feet, riding something with wheels or sliding on snow, there are no shortage of ways to get out and enjoy this unique area.

  • World-class ski areas: 4 Alpine and 3 Nordic
  • Over 150 miles of mountain bike trails
  • Snowshoeing and backcountry skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Boating, rafting & kayaking

Dillon Ranger StationDillon Ranger Station

680 Blue River Parkway
Silverthorne, CO 80498

365 days of recreation + over 4.5 million visitors a year = need for year-round care of this amazing place!