Outbound Collective logo

Sapphire Point Overlook

Swan Mountain Road, Colorado

based on 3 reviews



0.62 miles

Elevation Gain

49 ft

Route Type



Added by Grace Ditzenberger

Sapphire Point Overlook is a short yet charming hike leading to a stunning overlook of Lake Dillon near Breckenridge, Colorado.

This short, 0.6 mile loop hike 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.

Parking can be very limited and challenging during the summer, especially on the weekends. Local law enforcement does not want people parking on the shoulder of Swan Mountain Road and may write citations for those parking along the shoulder.

Please do NOT feed chipmunks on this trail. The U.S. Forest Service does not permit feeding of wildlife.

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.

Read More

Download the Outbound mobile app

Find adventures and camping on the go, share photos, use GPX tracks, and download maps for offline use.

Get the app
Download GPX File


Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly

Sapphire Point Overlook 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.

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.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


Hike to Old Dillon Reservoir

Sunset Shots at Lake Dillon

Hike to Eccles Pass

Frisco to Vail through Hike

Hike Red Buffalo Pass, Frisco to East Vail

Climb Mount Royal