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Hike to Sapphire Point Overlook

Swan Mountain Road, Colorado

3.3/5
based on 4 reviews

Details

Distance

0.6 miles

Route Type

Loop

Description

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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Features

Photography
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Scenic
Wildlife

Reviews

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.

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.

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).

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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