The Sapphire Point Overlook location is in , Colorado
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Swan Mountain Road Summit
Campground information , Colorado
New time slots are now available for reservations with arrival starting October 13, 2022
Sapphire Point Overlook sits between Keystone and Breckenridge on Swan Mountain Road, at an elevation of 9,500 feet. The overlook offers a stunning view of Dillon Reservoir, hemmed in by the Gore and Tenmile mountain ranges.
Sapphire Point is a day-use area that can be reserved for two-hour blocks for private gatherings. It is the only designated site where wedding ceremonies are permitted to take place on the Dillon Ranger District.
Encompassing a landscape of rivers, mountains, trails and forest roads, the White River National Forest is one of the top recreation Forests in the nation.
The area surrounding Sapphire Point Overlook provides visitors with a variety of recreational opportunities.
Dillion Reservoir is the greatest draw to the area. At 3,233 acres and 26.8 miles of shoreline, the reservoir is an ideal spot for fishing, boating and sailing. Anglers will find that the reservoir supports a healthy population of rainbow and brown trout, with an occasional cutthroat trout finding its way into the lake from feeder streams.
Opportunities for hiking and biking in this area abound as well, including more than 7 paved miles of the 50-mile Summit County trail system.
The Old Dillion Reservoir trail is a favorite among visitors. This short, easy trail has spectacular views of the Tenmile Range and the Continental Divide. The Old Dillon Reservoir was built in the 1930s to supply water to the original town of Dillon, which is now covered by the new Dillon Reservoir.
This is a non-exclusive day-use area, able to accommodate up to 35 people for small events such as wedding ceremonies. Although the site may be reserved, all visitors have access to the site.
Use of portable chairs and other furniture is allowed, however, commercial services, such as delivery of rental or catering items, are prohibited unless the vendor has a valid permit from the U.S. Forest Service.
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In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, this overlook is part of the 2.3 million acre White River National Forest. Recognized as a place of serenity and adventure, the area boasts eight wilderness areas, four defined seasons and ten peaks surpassing 14,000 feet in elevation.
Described as being more vertical than horizontal, the nearby Eagles Nest Wilderness Area, designated in 1976, is a playground of craggy cliffs, sheer rock faces, alpine lakes and deep, forested valleys.
Wildlife in the area abounds. Bighorn sheep navigate rocky ridges and bull elk bugle at dusk. Scenic rivers sustain populations of cutthroat, rainbow and brown trout. Alpine regions provide habitat for pika and ptarmigan. These species, along with many others, depend on surrounding undeveloped wilderness, clean streams and diverse forests to live.
Arapahoe Basin, Keystone, Breckenridge and Copper Mountain ski resorts are all located within ten miles from Dillon Reservoir. These resorts stay open year-round.
For facility specific information, please call (970) 468-7681.
Frequently Asked Questions About Swan Mountain Road Summit , CO
How do I make a reservation with Sapphire Point Overlook?
To make reservations at Sapphire Point Overlook, you can call the office at 970-262-3451.
Where is Sapphire Point Overlook located?
The Sapphire Point Overlook is located at Swan Mountain Road Summit in ,
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Does Sapphire Point Overlook have tent or RV camping?
Sapphire Point Overlook offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 970-262-3451 to make sure things haven’t changed.