Head out for a short drive from Breckenridge or Dillon, in the heart of Colorado’s Ski Country and find a “not-to-be missed” easy peasy trail, Sapphire Point Overlook. Just the perfect spot for bringing kiddos, elderly, visitors and newbie hikers.

 

Sapphire Point shows off Colorado in spades, with sweeping views of snow capped peaks surrounding Dillon Reservoir.

 

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The trail is gentle 0.6 mile loop through tall pines & wildflowers. Doesn’t sound like much for a seasoned hiker like me but it’s beauty is captivating and never a disappointment to us.

New to hiking and want to a get a feel for a mountain hike? This trail might just be the one for you! 

 

 

 

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You’ll be greeted by a colony of chipmunks scrabbling among the rocks awaiting your arrival and your sunflower seeds. A special treat, feeding the chipmunks!

 

We love coming here and never miss it. It’s quick, yet peaceful for a short easy stroll, a picnic, fresh air, or just because…

Add Sapphire Point to your Breckenridge, Keystone, Frisco, Silverthorne or Dillon visit.

 

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Picnic tables and manmade teepees along the trail make it a great family outing, a place to show off to out-of-towners, especially those wanting to see Colorado and can’t do the big hikes.

 

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You will love this short hike with big views, don’t miss it! Sapphire Point Overlook & Trail, Colorado

Our photos are from summer months in Summit County but imagine this trail in winter on snowshoes! Perfect for the first time out snowshoeing, or if packed down, a nice hike in your snow boots.

 


 

 

NOTE: Popular spot for weddings, you can actually reserve the Overlook for private gatherings & weddings through the Dillon Ranger District. Loads of information on the their website.

 

TIDBITS
Located: Swan Mountain Rd., Dillon, CO
Open to dogs on a leash
Ample parking
Wheelchair accessible
Trail is a 0.6 Mile Loop and rated easy with minimal elevation gain
Picnic tables, trash cans, benches for your use
Restroom (outhouse)
White River National Forest
Elevation 9,500 ft
Views of the Gore Range and Ten Mile Range Mountains
Closest Towns: Breckenridge, Frisco, Silverthorne, Dillon & Keystone

A GENTILE REMINDER: Venturing off trails damages vegetation, leads to erosion and impacts wildlife.

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