This is an easy 26-mileround trip ride around part of the lake with 1,000' of climb on gentle grades.

Start from the Frisco Marina(or at theDillon Amphitheater for a shorter 14 mile ride with 800' of gentle climbing). The bike path begins next to the cemetary at the Marina. The path winds around the shoreline of Lake Dillon passing the middle school and weaving around the marshes. The path parallels the Dam road for a moment then heads back onto a path with views of the lake on every corner. The path follows a series of up and down rollers passing the Heaton Bay Campground. Use caution when crossing the two access roads.

Again the path goes along the Dillon Dam road passing a parking area that explains the history of the Dam and then crosses the dam. Turn-offs for Silverthorne are on the left but continue and pass the Amphitheater. The path continues just past the Marina. Continue up the hill toward Highway 6 where the bike path resumes adjacent to the Highway along the shores of the lake.

The path crosses Snake River by means of pedestrian bridges before coming to an intersection to Swan Mountain Road to the right and Keystone straight ahead. The path resumes following Highway 6 to the next intersection. The path continues on into the woods; however, it is in poor repair so the route shown turns right into Keystone and follows quiet roads past the stables, through the Mountain House base area to the Gondola parking lot atRiver Run.

An alternative return is to come over the Swan Mtn path rather than back across the dam. See the Around Lake Dillon route for more information.

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