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Dillon Lake Loop - Silverthorne Factory Store

Silverthorne, Colorado , United States
22 mi




ft elev +


The view to the north from Summit Cove.
This is a beautiful bike path and road ride around the Dillon Reservoir between Silverthorne and Frisco in central Colorado. 

The ride starts and ends at the PEARL iZUMi Factory Store in Silverthorne. The bike path is mostly rolling until you get past Frisco and head up Swan Mountain Road. There is a bike park on the southern edge of the reservoir in the Frisco area for those with the proper bike and maybe skills. Once you get to the southernmost point of the reservoir, you'll see a road leading up the shoulder of Swan Mountain. The climb can be challenging with the thin mountain air, but it's not a long climb, and it's worth it in the end. The top is an excellent spot for some beautiful photos of the lake and the mountains while you take a breather. Next is a fun downhill on the bike path to Summit Cove, followed by a rolling ride back to Dillon and the Factory Store. 

There are plenty of places to stop for lunch or drinks and snacks along the bike path, nearly encircling the reservoir. The Dillon Marina and Frisco Marina both have restaurants if you prefer to eat out. If you happen to ride this route on a Friday in the summer, bring an extra pack and ride through the Dillon Farmers Market or stop there to pick up some lunch and other goodies. 

-Marlee Dixon PEARL iZUMi Crew
Looking down across the valley from the top of Swan Mountain Road.
All smiles in a place like this.