Sapphire Point Day Use Area
Sapphire Point Day Use Area

Sapphire Point Day Use Area

  • 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.


    • Bird Watching
    • Grills
    • Hiking/Trekking
    • Wildlife Watching


    Day Use

    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. The Day Use Area has one vault toilet restroom building available adjacent to the parking lot.

    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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    • Reservation confirmation must be in the possession of someone at the site during use.

    • The trail to the wedding site is not maintained in winter so wedding attendees need to dress for the weather and don appropriate footwear.

    • 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.

    • If you provide a commercial service at Sapphire Point, please contact the Dillon Ranger District at (970) 468-5400 to make sure you have a valid permit.

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