Looking for a great trail near Lyons, Colorado? AllTrails has 22 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 Hall Ranch Open Space or Meadow Park. Ready for some activity? There are 17 moderate trails in Lyons ranging from 1.6 to 15.9 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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Awesome trail! ironclads were short and only had a couple obstacles, but bunce school towards the plane crash had very good spots to test out the 4 wheel drive and the plane crash trail had multiple more advanced sections. I don't advise going on this trail for beginners though. I took my stock samurai.

hiking
over grown
9 days ago

One star for not being busy. One star for the meadows and one for St Vrain creek at the end. Not a leaf peeping trail though the drive in was pretty. There was nothing wrong with this hike but also not much to write home about. In October there was no water left in the creek bed we walked along. I bet it’s prettier in the spring or early summer when there’s more water and possibly wild flowers. There were people shooting what sounded like a rifle at the beginning of the trail on our way back. This was definitely illegal but worth mentioning. Wear bright colors.

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bridge out
washed out
10 days ago

Really pretty views and an easy gravel trail. Not too many people even though the parking lot was full at 11am. But not as much shade as I'd like in some parts and my greyhound had to stop to rest from the heat. Not a great leaf peeper trail: I went in late September and even though the leaves were changing there weren't many leafy trees to show it. Def no off leash dogs, but I like when the rules are enforced.

mountain biking
16 days ago

Amazing! Kind of hard on the way in! So much fun on your way back!

arrived around 12:15 pm on Sunday 9/28. there were only 2 parking spots left. lots of people out with dogs. there are no poop bags available at the trail so be sure to bring your own! each person is now allowed only 1 dog and a ranger was monitoring the trail the entire time we were out. several great bathrooms along the road as well as trash cans. there was a lot of incline on sleepy rock trail and a lot of switch backs. it was fairly rocky. trail well marked. a fair amount of trees. trail took us 2 hours round trip and that was with a couple of stops along the way. would definitely do this one again

Closed since Sept 3rd due to bridge repair. Tried both sides.

off road driving
18 days ago

Excellent solo run today, stock wrangler on 33's, no problem with any obstacle. There was hardly any traffic up there today. It's a tight trail, I wouldn't bring a wide rig up. Short wheel base has a big advantage. Colors are changing and it was beautiful. Highly recommend. Will do it again for sure!

The leaves were terrific today--at their peak. The road to Camp Dick and the campground are both closed, but you can park at Peacful Valley and walk in.

Really enjoyed this trail! We only picked it because it was on our way to Ft. Collins from the airport, and didn't expect so much pretty. It starts along the river, then goes up a little steeply for a little bit, with some nice little views along the way. The top has pretty meadows, then you head back down to the dam. We did the little trail on the right of the dam (Hummingbird Switchback Trail) to the top and saw the lake up there and then hiked back along the road/trail from there. It goes by the spillway and then along the river back to the parking lot. It was a beautiful Friday around noon, and the trail wasn't crowded at all. Highly recommend!

hiking
20 days ago

It appears that in the last few days someone has gone thru and marked the trail very clearly thru the first confusing quarter mile. Thank you so much whoever did that. Had a great hike there

hiking
20 days ago

this was a fun trail to do with the dog. its pretty up at the meadow. the only thing i saw thats a downside for dogs is some of the trail is pretty rocky and seems to be hard on the sogs feet.

hiking
21 days ago

Starts off on a wide and steep dirt road for the first 2/3 of a mile but the rest of the hike is on singletrack that winds through the forest. There are fabulous views of Mt. Meeker and the Diamond of Longs Peak from many high spots that will be sure to thrill. This area is all in USFS land.

Starts off on a wide and steep dirt road for the first 2/3 of a mile but the rest of the hike is on singletrack that winds through the forest. There are fabulous views of Mt. Meeker and the Diamond of Longs Peak from many high spots that will be sure to thrill. This area is all in USFS land.

hiking
no shade
rocky
21 days ago

Started at nine and ended at about one. only saw 4 people, one on horseback. It was hot and dry. I consider this on the hard side of moderate due to the elevation gain and overall distance. Maybe on a cooler day it would be easier.

Took 2.5 hours, we took the easy way back (gravel road) once we reached the reservoir. Total of 6.4 miles for us. Dog friendly (one dog per person). The view is beautiful, the reservoir is picturesque. Lots of elevation gain both ways as you are going up then down. Got there @ 7:40 Monday morning and was the first car there. Trail head is about .6-.7 miles into the gravel road. Very well marked trail.

It took me about 2.5 hours and I was on the slower side. Great views of the reservoir and surrounding mountains. Steep at times but still manageable by a novice like myself. There was parking at 9:45am when we arrived but by the time we left there were cars waiting for us to leave to get our spot. There’s a bathroom at the beginning and towards the end of the loop. Overall great trail, I loved every minute of it.

hiking
24 days ago

A wonderful trail this time of year, I would definitely do again. The fall colors don’t really start until about a mile or so in, and the meadows are gorgeous right now

The trail was an amazing sight we struggled with due to the fact of us being from Houston Texas. The view of the lake at the top was worth it in the end! Must experience if your visiting

Very enjoyable hike with some great views. Not difficult, but does include some climbing. Trail in good condition and easy to follow. Recommend for all ages, but especially good for families with young children.

Decent overall, it was a nice break from some of the more difficult trails to be found in the front range. There are a few decently steep sections, but they're short lived and very manageable. Views of longs and the twin sisters aren't much to write home about, the most interesting part of the team for me was the discharge flow from the dam. We got to the trailhead around 6 AM on a Saturday and were the third car there, but the lot was starting to fill up when we left around 9.

Great trail! Perfect amount of steep towards the beginning. Beautiful view of Long’s Peak behind the reservoir. Great for trail running too.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

nice hike.

I hiked this trail with my grandson.( he's 9, and I'm 62) We completed this trail in just under 3 hours. I highly recommend the Sleepy Lion section.

I love this trail but they recently changed to rules to ONE DOG on a leash and I have two, so I drove all the way up there just to drive back. Can only have one dog.

hiking
1 month ago

I hiked in and jogged back. Fairly well marked, except in the beginning. You can avoid a wrong turn by checking the trees for the sign that prompts you to go right. Other than that, I think it’s well marked and the trail is great. Plenty of uphill/downhill to make you work and also plenty of flat areas for a nice break. Creek crossings are pretty; some you have to walk on the rocks to cross (no actual wood bridge crossing). Lots of wildflowers, butterflies and other insects. Did not see any elk today but I know they are hidin out there :)

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail but lots of bikes. Had to step off trail every 50 yards making the hike very unenjoyable. The bikes should have to stop and let hikers pass not the other way around. Everyone was courteous but I won't go back as a hiker.

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