Sapphire Point Overlook

Sapphire Point

Sapphire Point Overlook is a non-exclusive day-use area that can be reserved for two-hour blocks for private gatherings. The overlook offers a stunning view of Dillon Reservoir, hemmed in by the Gore and Tenmile mountain ranges. It is the only designated site where wedding ceremonies are permitted to take place on the Dillon Ranger District.

Reserve this Site

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.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Attention: During the winter months, the pathway to the scenic overlook is not maintained so visitors should be prepared for icy areas and unstable footing.
Reservations: Reserve at  
Permit Info: Vendors providing commercial services at Sapphire Point must have a valid permit. Contact the Dillon Ranger District at (970)468-5400.
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Heavy
  • Reservation confirmation must be in the possession of someone at the site during use
  • Please remove all furniture, flowers, trash and other items from the site at the end of your reservation
  • Ground must remain undisturbed; stakes and poles prohibited, and releasing or distributing seeds, plants, plant parts, animals or other items must be approved in advance.
  • Site must remain open to all users at all times
  • Maximum limit at site is 35 people; 22 parking spots available at overlook for all users
Closest Towns: Frisco, CO
Information Center: Dillon Ranger District
680 Blue River Parkway
Silverthorne, CO 80498
(970) 468-5400

General Information


Accessible site


From I-70 take Exit 203, Frisco/Breckenridge, and travel south on HWY 9 toward Breckenridge. Approximately 4.9 miles south of I-70 turn left at the intersection of HWY 9 and Swan Mountain Road (CR1). This intersection is known as Farmer’s Korner. If you travel past the gas station on the right you have gone too far. Follow Swan Mountain Road up the grade for approximately 1.8 miles to the parking area, which will be on your left.

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