Nestled in the foothills, at the confluence of the North and South St. Vrain Creeks, Lyons is a small town with big character. The adventures are endless for outdoor enthusiasts - hiking, biking, and river recreation opportunities are abundant. Lyons is also proud to be home to a unique variety of businesses, of which 97% are independently owned. Located just 20 minutes from Boulder, 30 minutes to Estes Park and an hour from Denver, plan your next trip to Lyons and experience the wonder of the small mountain town!
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Take a walk along Main Street: you will find yourself immersed in friendly, small-town charm, with a tempting array of shops and restaurants that compete for your interest. Lyons is home to the original Oskar Blues Grill and Brew and other favorites, such as Julie’s Thai Kitchen; Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ and Tap House; the Barking Dog Café, and MainStage Brewing Company, to name only a few– a variety of eateries sure to satisfy anyone’s appetite. Lyons’ shops offer everything from antique originals and handcrafted jewelry, to gifts and outdoor gear for any Colorado adventure. Lyons is also known for its historic Lyons Formation sandstone, which has been quarried since the 1880s. The Town’s first public building was the red sandstone schoolhouse, which has been preserved and stands today as the Lyons Redstone Museum. Many other historic buildings in Lyons feature this beautiful stone, and Lyons sandstone can be found in architecture throughout Colorado and the United States.
- An Elevation Outdoors "Top Adventure Town"
- 15 Historical Landmarks
- Main Street America Accredited
Lyons, Colorado, nestled against the majestic Rocky Mountains, attracts outdoor enthusiasts with its wide variety of exciting adventures. Lyons is the gateway to the iconic Rocky Mountain National Park, while also offering adrenaline-pumping trails for hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, fat-tire biking, and tubing down the St. Vrain River. Lyons promises an unforgettable experience for every nature-loving tourist.
Lyons VIBE is the local Lyons Colorado Main St Program