Best trails in Lyons

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Looking for a great trail near Lyons, Colorado? AllTrails has 21 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Rocky Mountain National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Boulder Open Space or Horsetooth Mountain Open Space. Ready for some activity? There are 16 moderate trails in Lyons ranging from 1.6 to 14.1 miles and from 5,396 to 9,888 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Lyons
Top trails (21)
#1 - Button Rock Dam via Sleepy Lion Trail
Roosevelt National Forest
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
Users have reported that there is only one dog per person allowed on this route. A great rocky trail with a few steep sections. Well shaded in the morning. Dramatic views of Long's Peak, Mt. Meeker, Show more
#2 - Coulson Gulch Trail
Roosevelt National Forest
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 47 m
Great day hike near Boulder/Longmont/Lyons. Light usage, could be a bit confusing to arrive at trail head. See Getting There. The trail head is on the left-hand side of the parking area. There are MShow more
#3 - Hall Ranch, Bitterbrush and Nelson Loop Trail
Roosevelt National Forest
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 4 h 50 m
Note: Trails in the area tend to close under muddy conditions. For more information, please see https://www.bouldercounty.org/open-space/parks-and-trails/hall-ranch/ The Bitterbrush and Nelson Loop TShow more
#4 - Middle St. Vrain Trail
Roosevelt National Forest
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 2 h 58 m
NOTE: As of January 2020, the road 1 mile from the trailhead is CLOSED due to snow. Please check with the park page for more information. Head to the Camp Dick campground and the trailhead is towardsShow more
#5 - Button Rock Dam via Longmont Dam Road
Roosevelt National Forest
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
Button Rock Dam via Longmont Dam Road is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lyons, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hShow more
#6 - Button Rock Mountain Loop
Roosevelt National Forest
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 4 h 31 m
Offline map is recommended. Users have reported that the trails are not marked well.Show more
#7 - Picture Rock Trail
Heil Valley Ranch
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 4 h 37 m
Picture Rock Trail is a 9.8 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 activShow more
#8 - Buchanan Pass / Camp Dick Trail
Roosevelt National Forest
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 3 h 49 m
Note: the road into Camp Dick is closed, so plan to walk on pavement for an additional 1.5-2 miles RT.Show more
#9 - Red Deer Lake via Red Deer Lake and Buchanan Pass Trail
Roosevelt National Forest
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Length: 13.9 mi • Est. 6 h 56 m
Red Deer Lake via Red Deer Lake and Buchanan Pass Trail is a 13.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lyons, Colorado that features a lake. The trail is rated as difficult and primShow more
#10 - Nighthawk Trail
Hall Ranch Open Space
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 4 h 43 m
Nighthawk Trail is a 9 mile heavily 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 optiShow more
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