Best Trails near Lyons, Colorado

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on Button Rock Preserve: Sle...
1 day ago

hiking

Nice hike. The most cool thing is an dog leash area (not really common thing on trails).

on Button Rock Preserve: Sle...
5 days ago

hiking

A good family hike

on Cook Mountain Trail
6 days ago

This is not a trail...this is a random path someone took that will get you lost, injured or killed. Even with the GPS I couldn't follow the trail because it wasn't a trail.

on Button Rock Preserve: Sle...
7 days ago

hiking

Good trail, easy-moderate 4 mile hike (we hiked up to the lake from below, so 4.5 mi). 1.5 miles or so on dirt road, so not optimal. We did the loop plus short huff up to the reservoir in about 2:30hrs including one break. It's not hiking the Grand Tetons or Maroon Bells, but the description doesn't lie and we enjoyed it.

on Miller Rock 4x4 Trail
7 days ago

off road driving

Had a little trouble locating the trail as it seems like it is someone's driveway. If you follow the directions this app will give you, turn into the little group of houses that it ends you at and keep following the middle path, this is the trailhead. Trail was fairly narrow in the beginning for my fj cruiser but I made it just fine. Any vehicles wider than an fj would have scratches down the side. Trail opens up after the first bit. The first bit was a great ride but I had to give up since the trail got too hard for my fj (I have a 2.5 inch lift, mud tires, an aftermarket bumper, and aftermarket suspension). I'm sure if you had the guts and a good guide telling you where to place your tires you would be fine. The trail is overall beautiful, well kept, and a fun ride.

on Big Elk Meadows Trail
8 days ago

hiking

If you have a vehicle with decent clearance then bypass the road hike. The trail itself is mainly loose gravel but pretty easy going. The trail is still closed about 2 miles from the trailhead.

on Big Elk Meadows Trail
11 days ago

hiking

Beautiful trail. The way in is mostly down hill so conserve energy for way back. Beautiful meadows and wild raspberries are everywhere. My fingers are red. Recommend this hike to all. Careful on downhills its dry dirt with some wash out. Can be a little dangerous for small kids without proper shoes. Pack in water you will need it for way back. Great hike. Absolutely beautiful vistas. Others have bypassed the closure two miles in. Not recommended to go off trail but with good gps and some knowledge of trail hiking the closure can be bypassed and you can go through to button rock.

on Button Rock Preserve: Sle...
13 days ago

Nice and easy trail. Parking has been easy to find.

on Homestead Meadows
16 days ago

hiking

Took the connector trail from Hermit Park Open Space. Explored several old homesteads and a sawmill. Didn't see anyone else on the trail the entire time I was there. Hiked a total of 9.2 miles and could've gone a lot farther but had time constraints.

on Button Rock Preserve: Sle...
27 days ago

hiking

This trail is a bit distracting due to all of the manmade dams, a trail big enough to transport vehicles and tractors, and the inability to do anything, besides fish due to the restrictions. In my opinion, there are much better trails out there that don't have the visual distractions away from nature and its natural equilibrium.

on Middle St. Vrain Trail
1 month ago

hiking

Only had time for a few miles for our evening hike. We couldn't do the Hidden Lake trail we planned, as it is on private property, so we ended up here for s quick hike. It started off with the nice view of snow capped peaks (visible from the snowmobile path) but once on the trail the scenery didn't change much at all. It was nice to be in the forest and near the water but we had no views and only came across a small meadow.

on Button Rock Preserve: Sle...
1 month ago

hiking

Yes

on Button Rock Preserve: Sle...
1 month ago

absolutely gorgeous!

on CLOSED: Lion Gulch
1 month ago

Haven't even hiked it yet but the fact that fallen trees and washed out ground is present makes it so much more exciting!!!!

on Button Rock Preserve: Sleepy Lion T...
1 month ago

We enjoyed our hike!! Loved the white waters and the beautiful evergreens!

on Buchanan Pass / Camp Dick...
1 month ago

mountain biking

Very wet conditions. I'll post some photos. Great workout for my out-of-shape arse, and very technical. Even the 4WD road was tougher to ride than I expected. Gal in Jeep commented, "how the h*** are you doing this on a bike?!?!" Once I crossed the bridge to take the single track trail down, the first 1/4 to 1/2 mile was too tough for me to ride, and I think I'm decent with technical rides. Lots of on & offs. The rest of the downhill was great. I didn't see any other bikers, plenty of hikers. Wet / muddy conditions. If I did it again, I would ride the single trail out and back to avoid the 4WD road. I tracked this with a iPhone, so the GPS gets a little wonky. No cell service with AT&T or TMobile.