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Quick Facts

Sapphire Point Picnic Ground

Elevation: 9,500 Feet (2961.3 Meters)
Number of Sites: 2
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

An early snowfall in the Swan Mtn area
Copyright: - US Forest Service
An early snowfall in the Swan Mtn area
The Sapphire Point Picnic Ground is located at the very scenic Sapphire Point Overlook, with views of Dillon Reservoir and the surrounding mountain ranges. It is located along the east side of Dillon Reservoir, 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:
Normal Services Available: Late Spring through Early Fall (NOTE: Seasons vary depending on weather) .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Picnicking
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery The picnic ground is located at the Sapphire Point Overlook.
Yes



Related Activities
Sapphire Point Overlook - The Sapphire Point Overlook provides panoramic views of Dillon Reservoir and the surrounding mountains.



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Visitor Information:

Dillon Ranger District, 680 River Parkway, P.O. Box 620 , Silverthorne, CO, 80498, Phone: 970-468-5400, Fax: 970-468-7735

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