Hike to Sapphire Point Overlook

0.6 Miles Round Trip - Loop Trail

Swan Mountain Road - Search Nearby - 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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Photography
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Scenic
Wildlife

Details

0.6 Miles
Loop Trail

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Dillon, Colorado

Prospector

Dillon, Colorado

Lowry Campground

Dillon, Colorado

Sapphire Point Overlook

Dillon, Colorado

Windy Point Group (Co)

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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).

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.