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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > White River National Forest > Dillon Ranger District

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Sapphire Point Overlook

Elevation: 9,500 Feet (2961.3 Meters)
Length: 0.5 Miles (0.83 Kilometers) loop




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General Description

One of the views from the Sapphire Point Overlook
Copyright: USDA Forest Service
One of the views from the Sapphire Point Overlook
The Sapphire Point Overlook sits above the east side of Dillon Reservoir, overlooking the reservoir and the surrounding mountain ranges. It is located off of Swan Mountain Road, between Breckenridge and Keystone.

Directions from Silverthorne: Go 4 miles east on Hwy. 6. Turn right on Swan Mountain and go about 5 1/2 miles to the overlook road on the right (west).

Directions from Beaver Creek: Travel 34 miles east on I-70 to the first Frisco exit (#201). Turn right and drive through Frisco to Hwy 9. Turn right on Hwy. 9 and travel about 3 miles to Swan Mountain Road, on the east side of Dillon Reservoir. Turn left onto Swan Mountain Road and go about 3 miles to the overlook, on the left.

Directions from Vail: Travel 25 miles east on I-70 to the first Frisco exit (#201). Turn right and drive through Frisco to Hwy 9. Turn right on Hwy. 9 and travel about 3 miles to Swan Mountain Road, on the east side of Dillon Reservoir. Turn left onto Swan Mountain Road and go about 3 miles to the overlook, on the left.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Late Spring through Fall .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking This is a short loop hike.
Yes
ICON Picnicking Sapphire Point Picnic Ground
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery
Yes



Related Activities
Sapphire Point Picnic Ground - This picnic area is located on the east side of Dillon Reservoir at the Sapphire Point Overlook.



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