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“lake dillon”(16 reviews)
“short hike”(8 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Swan Mountain Road, Co Rd 1, Dillon, CO, Breckenridge, CO 80424
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All reviews sunflower seeds lake dillon short hike easy trail the loop swan mountain surrounding mountains ground squirrels sun flower family photos pine trees elevation gain take photos great hike gorgeous views continental divide all ages
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice spot to get out and snap a shot or go for a quick rock with very nice scenery. It can get mobbed at high times.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank montanapescado
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I were married here 17 years ago. It is still a beautiful easy hike even in the winter. Go on a clear day to enjoy the view. In the summer you can stop and have a picnic at the tables.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank silverpond
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

This is a great vantage point of Lake Dillon. It is a short easy hike with great views. I suspect sunset from there would be amazing.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank DeVonneg
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Sapphire point is such a beautiful place. It’s a bit overcrowded now, but I still love stoping and the short 2 minuet walk down to the overlook.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank adventurequeen970
Reviewed November 18, 2018

This is a nice little hiking loop along swan mountain road just before you descend into Breck. The over look is a popular place for family photos. I often stop here and jog the loop to give the dogs some exercise

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank shannonod3
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

This is an easy loop hike with a lot of places to stop. We ventured up over the top of the hill and our kids had a lot of fun running around and playing up there. Yes, the lake is low due to the drought,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank lukeo54
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Great views and an easier drive if you want the great views without crossing a continental divide.Traffic is reasonable and views are great.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gsx2016
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The pine trees have been removed due to beetles several years ago. The seedlings they planted are starting to grow. It's going to take time before it gets back to normal. The lake is also very low. Not much to look at.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Darrell L
Reviewed September 27, 2018

About halfway down Hwy 9 toward Breckinridge, you can turn east towards Arapaho Basin and head up a steep hill that curves around the big lake in Frisco and Dillon .... Its not a long drive and there is a nice parking area at the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Christopher C
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Great place to take photos, very scenic and comfortable walking. We saw a gorgeous blue bird and lots of chip munks.

Date of experience: September 2018
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November 5, 2018|
Response from carlgulley | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know for sure, but it seemed to be open to the public year round
October 20, 2018|
Response from carlgulley | Reviewed this property |
It didn’t cost anything- & it’s just a picnic bench on the side of a mountain so it’s first come first serve. Good luck!
Carol R
June 8, 2018|
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Response from silverpond | Reviewed this property |
The walk from the parking lot to Sapphire point is fairly flat. I am assuming it will be at the lookout point. It is a beautiful spot and you shouldn't miss it. You can take it slowly, just make sure you don't go back the... More