Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sapphire Point

Distance: 0.7 mile loop
Elevation: 9,512-9,503 ft
Elevation Gain: 98 ft
Dogs: Off leash
Date Hiked: 14 July 2014

Great view of the Tenmile Range and Lake Dillon
View of the Ten Mile Range from Sapphire Point
Sapphire Point is a short loop trail to an overlook gazing down on scenic Lake Dillion in Summit County Colorado. There are also picnic tables, but you need to be prepared to haul your load quite a ways to get to them.

The northern start of the loop is on the Swan Mountain bike path
The path is smooth
I decided to check out this trail as a potential place to take my parents. The route is both smooth enough and short enough to qualify as suitable for older folks. I was quite pleased with the views and might take people there just to get them oriented to the area.

Views of Grays (14,270 ft) and Torreys 14,267ft)
Picnic Area overlooking Buffalo Mountain
The overlook

2 comments:

KT said...

Looks just about perfect! Always a nice idea to keep places like this in mind for those with mobility issues...or kids...

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Sylvia! Found a small card you had given me with your blog address on it as I was cleaning off my desk. Finally decided to take a look. Some great pictures here and what looks like some fun (and not so fun) hikes. I'm a blogger too now but with a more sedate pasttime. Hope all is well with you. I'll follow your adventures on Feedly now!