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We’ve climbed, biked, and skied Summit County. Next on our list: sailing Dillon Reservoir. With 26.8 miles of shoreline surrounded by 13,000-foot peaks, there’s no shortage of space to unfurl the sails and catch the breeze. Experts and newbies alike are welcome on the waters between May and September; both the Dillon and Frisco Bay marinas offer boat rentals and sailing lessons. More comfortable on solid ground? Grab a patio spot at Pug Ryan’s Lakeside Tiki Bar, order a RumRunner, and catch a regatta from the shore.

This article appeared in the May 2013 issue of 5280.

Daliah Singer, 5280 Contributor

Daliah Singer is an award-winning writer and editor based in Denver. You can find more of her work at daliahsinger.com.

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