Elevation: 9,066 ft - 9,193 ft
Elevation Gain: 127 ft
Dogs: Off leash
The trail to the Old Dillon Reservoir is wickedly short, which makes it the perfect excursion for kids, visiting low-landers, aged ones, or peak baggers who are just too tired to do anything else but want to at least pretend that they hiked that day.
Spreading Dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium) is a poisonous shrub, so bring a snack on this trail so your not tempted! It grows in dry, wooded areas.
My behavior at times might put me in the first category, but alas I fell into the third category on my first trip to the reservoir. After climbing Mt. Thomas the day before, I just was not in the mood to do much, so I decided to hit a short trail. They need profiling too!
The trail to the Old Dillion Reservoir begins in a large parking lot just across the dam from Silverthorne. It is easy to find and easy to park.