Picture Rock Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Picture Rock Trail is a 10.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lyons, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
10.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1049 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
3 months ago

Loved this trail! We did about 4.5 miles in from the parking lot. Next time we are shooting for the overlook! Total of 9 miles and there were wonderful things to see the whole way, wildflowers, birds, bees, rabbits, butterflies, views, and the moon was even visible. Relatively gentle incline for people that hike regularly. Nice elevation gain making it still a good challenge. Sensory overload in the best possible way. Lots of bikers on the trail with everyone being courteous with each other along the way. First 2 miles does not offer a lot of shade in the summer months so sunglasses, hat, and SPF are a must. Breaks into trees throughout after. Did some jogging as well, not a lot of loose rocks to slip on as I tend to do. :D

hiking
3 months ago

6 months ago

Not a lot of shade at the start, but the further in you go the more beautiful it becomes with more trees. A great rolling trail, if it's moderate it's definitely on the easy end. Lots of mountain bikers but everyone is very courteous and considerate.

hiking
7 months ago

mountain biking
Saturday, May 28, 2016

hiking
Thursday, July 18, 2013