Lyons Overlook Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Littleton, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
154 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

no dogs

Directions from Castle Rock: Travel northwest on Highway 85 toward Sedalia. Continue approximately 6 miles past Sedalia to Titan Road. (Before the left turn on to Titan Road is a sign for Roxborough State Park.) Follow Titan Road as it turns into Rampart Range Road and leads you to Roxborough Road and the park entrance.

hiking
4 months ago

amazing view at the top with a place to rest. wish the trail was a little wider for the overlook part but overall pretty great. saw my second deer in the park on the way back.

5 months ago

No dogs? Why I thought Colorado was more dog friendly.

hiking
5 months ago

A super easy trail as other have said. We reached here late in the afternoon and there were very few people in the park. This was the last trail of our visit to Colorado.

hiking
6 months ago

Did this as a part of the full Fountain Valley Loop trail - super easy side trail maybe 0.1 miles from the main path, totally worth it for a pretty good view of the entire valley of rock formations and such.

6 months ago

The trail up to the lookout was nice and easy and worth it for the view. Would definitely do this hike again.

7 months ago

The only reason I gave this 4 stars was because there was a wait to get into the park. They do not allow you in if the park is full. You shouldn’t have to worry about this on a weekday. If you’re looking for an easy walk with beautiful views this is a great trail. No dogs allowed. $7.00 to enter the park, but they accept cards (It’s worth it). There is a visitor center with bathrooms and picnic tables. You’re going to follow the fountain valley trail, Lyons overlook will be on the left. It’s a short hike to an amazing view. If you’re looking for something longer you can follow the loop all the back to the parking lot.

hiking
10 months ago

Short and easy hike, great for young kids, nice views.

hiking
Monday, September 18, 2017

Extremely easy hike, very doable for all ages. I only gave this a 4 star rating because I like my hikes to be a bit more challenging. Beautiful views of the red rocks!

hiking
Sunday, September 17, 2017

Nice little hike up to an overlook that definitely delivers on the views. Watch out for snakes on this one though.

hiking
Sunday, September 10, 2017

Easy hike to the overlook. Combine it with the longer attached trail around the overlook makes for a nice easy to moderate hike. Not a ton of shade on the longer path but enough. Pretty red rocks for half of the hike.

hiking
Saturday, August 05, 2017

Part of Roxborough SP. short trail. See map pic and do other trails there!

walking
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Great for out of town visitors who are not used to hiking. My dad is 54 and my aunt is 60 and they both did fine on this trail.

walking
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Easy walk, and enjoyed a stunning sunset here. Highly recommended for a casual afternoon walk!

hiking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Beautiful views of the red rocks

hiking
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Very easy hike with great views of the local red rock formations. This hike is short enough that you could easily pair it with another hike at the park, like the south rim loop. Overall Roxborough is probably my favorite front range park due to the combination of accessibility from the metro and beautiful views! See photos of the hike on my instagram @seesienza.

hiking
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Easy hike and with beautiful views!

hiking
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Absolutely beautiful!

hiking
Saturday, February 11, 2017

AMAZING hike. Breathtakingly beautiful, super low impact, really quick and easy hike. 100% recommend this hike :)

hiking
Friday, September 16, 2016

Beautiful views from north to south!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

We took the Lyons Overlook off the Fountain Valley Loop and we were not disappointed. The view is amazing! The Fountain Valley Loop is ok for sport strollers, but the overlook is not, as it is quite a few steps up to the top.

hiking
Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Short but nice the views were great

walking
Friday, January 25, 2013

Decent, easy, starter for children. Also decent for friends and family who live closer to sea level and are not in the best shape. I've been a few times, and it was never very busy. Easy grades, stable & flat surfaces. The nature center offers some great activities too.

hiking
Friday, March 23, 2012

Offshoot from Lyons trail, which takes you to overlook with better views of valley. Worth it if you've never been this way, or if you are looking for a little longer hike. Pretty easy jaunt on foot.

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