Hike to Sapphire Point Overlook

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Distance

0.6 miles

Route Type

Loop

Added by Grace Ditzenberger

This short yet charming hike leads to a stunning overlook of Lake Dillon near Breckenridge, Colorado.

From Breckenridge, follow CO-9 N to Swan Mountain Road and take a right. The parking lot for the overlook trail will be on left coming from Breckenridge. 

This short, 0.6 mile walk gives a beautiful view of Lake Dillon and is an easy, family-friendly hike. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on leash. The trail is clear cut and descends a few feet while looping around the side of the mountain to the overlook point. 

It is definitely a worthwhile stop on the road. 

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Dog Friendly
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Forest
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šŸ„‡Top Contributor

about 1 month ago

Nice Stop

A good place to spend an hour or two hiking around with awesome views. The trail is not maintained during the winter to microspikes might be helpful.

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šŸ„‡Top Contributor

4 months ago

Chill cruise

Easy and convenient lookout that you can get to via Swan Mountain or the bike path. Though very popular and can be crowded. The lookout has a few tables set up, but I came off the bike path to hang my hammock in the trees for some reading before sunset.

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šŸ„‡Top Contributor

almost 2 years ago

Easy winter hike

From a hiking standpoint it has nice views but unfortunately, I've never had great photography luck there. There's not really a clean composition and the trees are distracting unless covered in sticky snow (which doesn't happen often).

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šŸ„‡Top Contributor

over 2 years ago

Good for beginners or visitors to the area

The trail at Sapphire Point and really short and flat, which is perfect for those that may be just visiting the area for the day or those traveling with families. You'll get great vistas of Lake Dillon and Summit County.

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