Sapphire Point Overlook is a stonewall-lined viewpoint along the 0.6-mile Sapphire Point Trail. It sits right above Dillon Reservoir in Summit County and White River National Forest. The 9,500-foot-high overlook offers spectacular views across the lake to the jagged crest of the Tenmile and Gore ranges and the town of Frisco. Access the overlook from a large parking lot on the west side of Swan Mountain Road about halfway between Breckenridge and Keystone. A vault toilet is at the trailhead. The best time to visit the overlook is at sunrise when alpenglow paints the mountains red. Sapphire Point Overlook is the most popular spot in Summit County for a wedding with a view.
Recommended season(s): Year-round.
—Stewart M. Green