Located at 365 Dillon Ridge Road, Dillon, CO 80435. Traveling to Dillon, Colorado for a destination surgery? We have provided some important information to make your travels more enjoyable.
Getting to DillonDillon is located in Summit County and is served by Eagle County Airport, 70 miles to the west, offering services from select cities in the U.S., and Denver International Airport is approximately 90 miles to the east with national and international flight services. Car rentals, taxi and shuttle services are available from both airports. Dillon Surgery Center is located less than 1 mile off of exit 205 on Interstate highway I-70.
Weather and AltitudeDillon, Colorado sits at 9,111 feet above sea level. The air here is thinner and contains less oxygen than at lower elevations. When traveling to Dillon for surgery, patients are encouraged to spend an extra day at a moderate elevation like Denver, if possible, which is situated at 5,280 feet above sea level, before heading up to the high country. This will allow your body a chance to slowly adjust to the change in elevation. Drinking plenty of water and avoiding caffeinated beverages and alcohol are also recommended. For more information, read "How to Stay Healthy at High Altitude."
Weather is also a consideration when traveling to Dillon, CO. Because the temperature and weather can change suddenly and significantly in the mountains, visitors are encouraged to check the weather report before leaving home and pack plenty of layers, warm clothes and accessories (hats, gloves, neck gators, etc.). Although Dillon sees an average of more than 240 days of sunshine each year, the temperature can drop significantly when the sun is not out, even in the summer. And patients should keep in mind that when the sun is shining in the thin mountain air, it is powerful, and sunscreen and sunglasses are essential.
Lodging ResourcesMany of our patients choose to travel to Dillon, CO to have their surgery and recover in our beautiful backyard. You will find that there are many lodging options throughout Summit County to serve you.
- The Summit Chamber is a great resource for all lodging throughout the greater Dillon area in Summit County.