Just a short drive from Breckenridge or Dillon, in the heart of Colorado’s Ski Country is a “not-to-be missed” easy peasy trail, Sapphire Point Overlook.
Perfect for bringing kiddos, elderly & visitors…
it shows off Colorado in spades, with sweeping views of snow capped peaks surrounding Dillon Reservoir.
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!
The trail is gentle 0.6 mile loop through tall pines & wildflowers. Doesn’t sound like much for a seasoned hiker but it’s beauty is captivating and never a disappointment.
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.
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.
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.
Located: Swan Mountain Rd., Dillon, CO
Open to dogs on a leash
Trail is a 0.6 Mile Loop and rated easy with minimal elevation gain
Picnic tables, trash cans, benches for your use
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