Button Rock Preserve: Sleepy Lion Trail

MODERATE 163 reviews

Button Rock Preserve: Sleepy Lion Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lyons, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1059 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

Great trail with a few steep sections and generally rocky. Well shaded in the morning. Dramatic views of Long's Peak, Mt. Meeker, and Twin Sisters beyond the reservoir. Word to the wise: Somewhere near the highest elevation of the loop, it is very easy to get onto another trail called the Button Rock Trail. It eventually (5+ miles) gets to another trailhead called Hall Ranch, at least 10 driving miles and a few ridges away from the parking lot at Longmont Dam.

2 days ago

Perfect for the family

hiking
2 days ago

awesome hike, with lots of shades and a few cool options to head into hall ranch if you wanted an extended hike. awesome views all along the way.

hiking
7 days ago

Very pretty and relatively easy hike. I went early on a Sunday and it still wasn't overly crowded. The off-leash area (which was most of the hike) for the dogs was fantastic!

8 days ago

Really enjoyed this trail! Off leash area was fantastic for my pup!

8 days ago

Easy and mostly flat, like a dirt road. Designated leased and unleashed areas for dogs clearly marked which is nice. Water the whole way up which is always a great fav feature for me

hiking
9 days ago

10 days ago

Great trail!

hiking
15 days ago

16 days ago

Not too difficult, some good uphill climbs, beautiful creek side trail for a good majority! Awesome valleys with wildflowers! Saw a bear too!! Love it!!

trail running
16 days ago

The trail was a great loop for trail running. The beginning and end follow a fire road which is not as scenic if you're trying to impress out of town guests but the views of the reservoir are stunning. The trail is clearly marked where dogs are allowed off leash. I'm fairly local and see this becoming a regular loop!

16 days ago

backpacking
16 days ago

fishing
19 days ago

Great trail/hike for family and beginners as well as avid hikers and fishers. No snow in April/May

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