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Sapphire Point Trail

Central Front Range, Colorado

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  • Heading west from the parking area.- Sapphire Point Trail
  • Nice view looking west.- Sapphire Point Trail
  • View to the south toward Breckenridge.- Sapphire Point Trail
  • Most people go no further than this first overlook.- Sapphire Point Trail
  • Some haze is in the air from west coast fires. - Sapphire Point Trail
  • The trail is wide and flat.- Sapphire Point Trail
  • Great views of Dillon Reservoir.- Sapphire Point Trail
  • Looking east toward Dillon.- Sapphire Point Trail
  • The end of the steep climb on the Dillon Reservoir bike path.- Sapphire Point Trail
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Short and flat. Nice views.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Central Front Range, CO
Congestion: 
Low
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Total Distance: 
0.60 mi (0.97 km)
Trailhead Elev.: 
9,446 ft (2,879 m)
Net Elev. Gain: 
40 ft (12 m)
Trail Uses:
Hiking
Trail type: 
Loop
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
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Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
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Fri

Light rain throughout the day.
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Sat

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
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Sun

Snow (1–3 in.) starting in the afternoon.
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Mon

Light snow in the morning.
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Tue

Light rain starting in the afternoon.
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Wed

Drizzle overnight.
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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Swan Mountain Road climbs up and around Swan Mountain and connects Keystone and Breckenridge. The high point of the road is on Sapphire Point, where there is a parking lot and a small overlook about 100 yards up the trail to the west. Most people don’t venture past the overlook, but the entire loop trail is flat and easy for any ability and offers great views of Dillon Lake and the surrounding mountains. Along the way there are picnic tables, and the walk is short enough to carry lunch and settle in for a while. Near the end of the loop, at the east end of the parking lot, the Dillon Lake Recpath makes its final few switchbacks to the top of the hill. Sunset or sunrise are wonderful times to take this easy path and catch the golden light over the entire Dillon Lake area.

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