Sapphire Point Overlook is a beautiful, accessible overlook on Swan Rd in between Dillon and Breckenridge in Colorado. It is a very popular elopement location, proposal location, and pit stop. This is because the views from the parking lot are unreal and the trail is accessible year road. If you’re looking for proposal locations in Colorado, keep scrolling for this Sapphire Point Overlook proposal!
Jalen is a pilot in the United States Air Force and he and Julia have been together for years. Jalen reached out to me after he and his buddies planned a ski trip in Breckenridge and Keystone. He thought it would be the perfect place to pop the question and celebrate with all of their friends. His ultimate goals were to keep the surprise from Julia, have amazing views, and find a place where Julia’s parents could hide during the proposal and surprise her after.
When planning this proposal, Jalen wanted to keep it a total surprise. Since he was planning from out of state, he needed my help with logistics and finding great proposal locations near Summit County. The proposal was in March so it was very important to keep the location relatively accessible from a parking lot—no snowshoeing for these two!
I originally suggested Loveland Pass because of the views and the fact that you can drive to the pass, get out of the car and walk a couple of steps, and be where you need to be. We were on our way to Loveland Pass when the road to the top was closed due to weather.
I suggested Sapphire Point when we were both on I-70 and we made our way to Dillon. The cool thing about proposing at Sapphire Point is the fact that it’s a place where lots of people stop with their fancy cameras to take photos of the Ten Mile Range and overlooking Lake Dillon. A photographer documenting a Sapphire Point proposal can easily go undetected!
I got there before Jalen and Julia so I was able to send him instructions and a video of how to get where I needed him, and exactly where to stand. As they made their way down the trail, I just pointed my camera at the mountains and pretended to be there for the views.
Jalen and Julia began taking selfies and photos of the scenery when Jalen dropped down on one knee and asked Julia to marry him. After that, Jalen’s friends and Julia’s parents came out from around the corner to celebrate and give lots of hugs.
Despite the last-minute road closure and traffic on I-70, it was the perfect Sapphire Point proposal!
I’m a Colorado elopement and intimate wedding photographer. I’ve photographed so many surprise proposals and I honestly love them! If you’re looking for someone to help you figure out logistics and locations, I’m your gal. Look at my Colorado engagement and proposal pricing and then fill out my contact form so we can get started!
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