Sapphire Point Overlook Trail

EASY 141 reviews

Sapphire Point Overlook Trail is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Frisco, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
32 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

5 days ago

Nice views.

8 days ago

touristy but great views.

hiking
9 days ago

Awesome scenery but somewhat short

walking
14 days ago

Was expecting more in the way of views I guess. There is really only one place to get a good view of the reservoir from this trail. That spot looks out over the Blue River Arm. The rest of the way around, views are blocked by the trees. You can see the reservoir of course, but not unobstructed. It's a very easy walk though. No work out here.

15 days ago

Well maintained. Good views of Dillon Reservoir. Some nice picnic tables.

15 days ago

Quick and easy hike for all ages! There are some picnic areas and benches along the way, as well as many photo opportunities. Highly recommend for those looking for an easy hike! There is also a small parking lot and an outhouse.

walking
17 days ago

Great little hike for small children. Gorgeous views. Lots of great photo opportunities.

nature trips
26 days ago

Great place to take kids! Bring a bag of peanuts or sunflower seeds and you can feed all the chipmunks and squirrels!

hiking
28 days ago

Short, easy hike with beautiful views of the Dillon Reservoir. Would definitely recommend stopping for a stroll.

walking
1 month ago

This is a beautiful scenic side stop that overlooks the lake.

1 month ago

Great easy hike. Magnificent views. Super friendly little chipmunks. Good for people from out of town who get winded easily due to altitude. There’s also a bathroom and easy parking.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful short trail. Perfect sunny day. Snow was really packed making it icy in some places but not bad at all.

5 months ago

its a nice little trail with amazing views. its a super easy walk with minimal elivation change. its a great walk for someone who's just gotten to the altitude from sea level. only 0.6 miles long its great for the entire family. the only down side to the trail is winter conditions can make it hard to get to if you dont have 4x4 or snow tires.

hiking
5 months ago

Took about an hour total, stopping for many pictures along the way. The snow on the trail is packed down which makes for an easy hike. Not steep or strenuous at all! Beautiful views and many spots to capture them!

7 months ago

beautiful views from this very short trail. Definitely worth stopping here

hiking
7 months ago

Short, easy walk with beautiful views!

hiking
7 months ago

So pretty! The snow-capped peaks gleaming above Lake Dillon, the beautiful blue Colorado skies and bright sunlight make this trail a quintessential must-do!

walking
8 months ago

Not a "hike", but a nice pretty stroll. Great fir pictures!!

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

A short walk

9 months ago

Beautiful views. Great quick walk when spending the day in the Frisco.

hiking
10 months ago

This is a great easy hike to help acclimate to elevation. There are some great views of the Dillon Reservoir and the Gore Range. Right at the trailhead there is an overlook area that is popular for feeding chipmunks. A colony lives in the rocks strewn below the overlook, and a tourists feeding them peanuts. They might even take one from your hand if you're patient.

hiking
10 months ago

Super easy trail to do with young children, the elderly, you name it. This little loop has fantastic views for about half the time of Dillon Reservoir, and really shows you just how big the reservoir really is. If you want to save the best views for last, go counter clockwise, but if you can't wait an extra 4 minutes to see the views, then start clockwise. We even saw a few chipmunks while we were up there too!

hiking
10 months ago

Nice trail loop overlooking beautiful scenery very easy and quick if you don't have much time

hiking
10 months ago

This is a great trail to get started on. Easy to access, great views, no elevation gain. Very dog friendly.

walking
10 months ago

Went on this hike with my entire extended family (ages 1-64). It was a quick and easy hike and was great to get the little ones outdoors. There are some steep cliffs around the point but also a flat walking path. The views are great from a few different scenic overlooks.

hiking
10 months ago

2yo and 6yo enjoyed the hike. A stroller works fine on this path. We were disappointed in the small number of chipmunks but was still a good short family hike.

10 months ago

Great views of Lake Dillon

11 months ago

Beautiful views. We just got in town, and wanted to take it easy for the first few days so that we could acclimate to the altitude. This was an easy hike to do with our 11 month old, and we were entertained by the abundance of chipmunks at the lookout.

hiking
11 months ago

Easy with great views.

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