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Lyons is a small town located twenty miles east of Rocky Mountain National Park. Beautiful red cliffs border this charming town that offers a variety of outdoor activities and amenities for tourists. During winter, there is ice skating in Meadow Park and cross country skiing and snowshoeing at Peaceful Valley or Camp Duck. Summer means floating down the St. Vrain River on an inner tube - an activity that has been a favorite for kids and adults alike in Lyons for years. There are several recreational areas near Lyons, including Button Rock Preserve, which is a peaceful river valley about seven miles from town that offers scenic views and excellent fishing. Hall Ranch is only one mile west of Lyons and provides over 12 miles of multi-use trails and consists of 3,206 acres of backcountry. A group shelter, which can accommodate up to 50 people, is available for use on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Lion Gulch Trail offers moderate hiking that takes you through the Roosevelt National Forest and eventually leads to Homestead Meadows, where eight historical homesteads still stand. This trail is open to hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. Other attractions near Lyons include Rabbit Mountain, Hall Ranch and Hail Valley Ranch. Lyons also offers shopping and restaurants that range from casual to elegant. Lodging is everything from motels to historic cabins, cottages and bed and breakfast inns.

Surrounding areas: Allenspark, Colorado (13.6 mi), Peaceful Valley, Colorado (13.6 mi), Boulder, Colorado (14.5 mi), Estes Park, Colorado (16.9 mi), Glen Haven, Colorado (18.4 mi), Louisville, Colorado (18.6 mi), Nederland, Colorado (22.2 mi)

Lyons Vacation Rentals

Lyons Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
The Shores2450 Airport RdLongmont, CO6.6 mi.(800) 352-5804
Victoria Inn & Executive Suite2400 17TH AveLongmont, CO7.7 mi.(303) 776-4667
Courtyard By Marriott1410 Dry Creek DrLongmont, CO8.8 mi.(303) 682-1166
Residence Inn1450 Dry Creek DrLongmont, CO8.8 mi.(303) 702-9933
Springhill Suites By Marriott Boulder Longmont1470 Dry Creek DrLongmont, CO8.8 mi.(303) 682-2894
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center1900 Ken Pratt BlvdLongmont, CO9.2 mi.(303) 776-2000
Hawthorn Suites2000 Sunset WayLongmont, CO9.4 mi.(800) 527-1133
Longmont Lodging Group LLC Dba Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites1355 Dry Creek DrLongmont, CO9.4 mi.(303) 684-0404
Comfort Inn Longmont10811 W I-75 Frontage RdLongmont, CO9.8 mi.(303) 684-6779
Hampton Inn850 S MainLongmont, CO10.3 mi.(303) 772-2554
Briarwood Inn Motel1228 N MainLongmont, CO10.5 mi.(970) 776-6622
Super 82446 N Main StLongmont, CO10.6 mi.(303) 772-8106
Holiday Inn Express4777 N Broadway StBoulder, CO11.3 mi.(303) 442-6600
Pine Grove CabinsAllenspark, CO13.6 mi.(303) 747-2529
Boulder Condominium Rentals2400 28TH StBoulder, CO14.0 mi.(303) 530-3173
Boulderado Hotel2115 13TH StBoulder, CO14.2 mi.(303) 442-4344
Inn On Mapleton Hill1001 Spruce StBoulder, CO14.3 mi.(800) 276-6528
Boulder Marriott2660 Canyon BlvdBoulder, CO14.4 mi.(303) 440-8877
Boulder Creek Quality Inn & Suites2020 Arapahoe AveBoulder, CO14.5 mi.(303) 449-7550
Boulder Mountain Lodge91 Four Mile Cyn DrBoulder, CO14.5 mi.(303) 444-0882
Boulder Victoria1305 Pne StBoulder, CO14.5 mi.(303) 938-1300
Courtyard By Marriott Boulder4710 Pearl E CirBoulder, CO14.5 mi.(303) 440-4700
Golden Buff Lodge1725 28TH StBoulder, CO14.5 mi.(303) 442-7450
Residence Inn By Marriott3030 CTR GRN DrBoulder, CO14.5 mi.(303) 449-5545
University Inn1632 BroadwayBoulder, CO14.6 mi.(303) 442-3830
Millennium Hotel Boulder1345 28TH StBoulder, CO14.8 mi.(303) 443-3850
Super 8 Motel970 28TH StBoulder, CO15.3 mi.(303) 443-7800
Best Western Boulder Inn770 28TH StBoulder, CO15.5 mi.(303) 449-3800
Boulder Outlook Hotel & Suites800 28TH StBoulder, CO15.5 mi.(303) 443-3322
Homewood Suites Boulder4950 Baseline RdBoulder, CO15.5 mi.(303) 499-9922
Marriott Townplace Suites Broomfield480 Flatiron BlvdBroomfield, CO15.5 mi.(303) 466-2200
Renaissance Suites Denver / Broomfield500 Flatiron BlvdBroomfield, CO15.5 mi.(303) 464-8400
Boulder Broker Inn555 30TH StBoulder, CO15.7 mi.(800) 338-5407
Best Western Coach House5542 E US Hwy 34Loveland, CO15.8 mi.(970) 667-7810
Super 8 Motel - Longmont (del Camino)10805 Turner BlvdLongmont, CO15.9 mi.(303) 772-0888
Comfort Inn1450 Big Thompson AveEstes Park, CO16.2 mi.(970) 586-2358
Best Western Silver Saddle1260 Big Thompson AveEstes Park, CO16.3 mi.(970) 586-4476
Holiday Inn - Estes Park101 S St Vrain StEstes Park, CO16.4 mi.(970) 586-2332
Hobby Horse Motor Lodge800 Big ThompsonEstes Park, CO16.6 mi.(970) 586-3336
Days Inn Boulder5397 S Boulder RdBoulder, CO16.7 mi.(303) 499-4422
Bed & Breakfast
Briar Rose Bed And Breakfast Inc2151 Arapahoe AveBoulder, CO14.5 mi.(303) 442-3007

Lyons Weather & Climate

North-central Colorado has a semi-arid, continental climate with over 300 days of sunshine per year. It's a common misconception that due to its close proximity to the high elevations, that north-central Colorado has harsh winters. This is not entirely true. While there may be occasional bitter temperatures, storms do not last long. Periods of snow alternate with mild periods. Oftentimes, the snow quickly melts during the day. The hottest months are July and August with an average high temperature of 74 degrees. The coldest month is January with an average temperature of 30 degrees. This region has four distinct seasons, and being along the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains means weather patterns are subject to rapid, volatile, yet brief changes.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 42°F 12°F 0.42 in. -
February 46°F 17°F 0.37 in. -
March 54°F 24°F 1.21 in. -
April 62°F 31°F 2.01 in. -
May 71°F 42°F 2.41 in. -
June 83°F 50°F 1.64 in. -
July 88°F 55°F 1.11 in. -
August 86°F 53°F 1.39 in. -
September 78°F 44°F 1.38 in. -
October 66°F 32°F 0.81 in. -
November 51°F 21°F 0.83 in. -
December 43°F 13°F 0.57 in. -

Lyons Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Fort Collins Loveland Municipal airport (FNL) located about 20 miles northeast of Lyons in Fort Collins / Loveland, Colorado, the Jeffco airport (BJC) located approximately 23 miles south of Lyons in Denver, Colorado, the Greeley Weld County airport (GXY) located roughly 36 miles east of Lyons in Greeley, Colorado, and finally the Denver International airport (DEN) located around 40 miles southeast of Lyons in Denver, Colorado.

Lyons Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Mile High Flea MarketHendersonCO31.5 mi.
Fish 'n Farm at Heritage SquareGoldenCO32.5 mi.
Lakeside Amusement ParkDenverCO36.8 mi.
Six Flags Elitch GardensDenverCO36.8 mi.
Water Parks
Hyland Hills Water WorldFederal HeightsCO29.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Historic Haystack Mountain Golf CourseNiwotCO10.1 mi.
Sunset Golf CourseLongmontCO10.1 mi.
Twin Peaks Golf CourseLongmontCO10.1 mi.
Ute Creek at Spring ValleyLongmontCO10.1 mi.
Flatirons Golf CourseBoulderCO14.8 mi.
Mariana Butte Golf CourseLovelandCO15.6 mi.
Olde Course at LovelandLovelandCO15.6 mi.
Estes Park Golf CourseEstes ParkCO16.5 mi.
Lake Estes Executive 9 Hole CourseEstes ParkCO16.5 mi.
Vista Ridge Golf ClubErieCO17.2 mi.
Coal Creek Golf CourseLouisvilleCO19.1 mi.
Indian Peaks Golf ClubLafayetteCO19.1 mi.
Saddleback Golf ClubFirestoneCO19.7 mi.
Mad Russian Golf & Country ClubMillikenCO23.2 mi.
Broadlands Golf CourseBroomfieldCO23.4 mi.
Eagle Trace Golf ClubBroomfieldCO23.4 mi.
Greenway Park Golf CourseBroomfieldCO23.4 mi.
Pelican Lakes Golf & Country ClubWindsorCO25.9 mi.
City Park Nine Golf CourseFort CollinsCO26.5 mi.
Collindale Golf CourseFort CollinsCO26.5 mi.
LinkNGreens Golf CourseFort CollinsCO26.5 mi.
Mountain Vista Greens Golf CourseFort CollinsCO26.5 mi.
Ptarmigan Golf & Country ClubFort CollinsCO26.5 mi.
SouthRidge Golf ClubFort CollinsCO26.5 mi.
Park Hill Golf ClubDenverCO26.6 mi.
Grand Lake Golf CourseGrand LakeCO29.0 mi.
Box Elder Creek Golf CourseBrightonCO29.2 mi.
Riverdale Dunes Knolls Public LinksBrightonCO29.2 mi.
Thorncreek Golf ClubThorntonCO29.8 mi.
Ski Areas
Winter ParkWinter ParkCO34.7 mi.
LovelandGeorgetownCO42.3 mi.
Breckenridge Ski ResortBreckenridgeCO65.5 mi.
Beaver CreekVailCO71.0 mi.
VailVailCO71.0 mi.
Snowy RangeLaramieWY76.9 mi.
SteamboatSteamboat SpringsCO84.1 mi.
Ski CooperLeadvilleCO86.4 mi.
KeystoneKeystoneCO89.3 mi.
AspenAspenCO108.9 mi.
Aspen HighlandsAspenCO108.9 mi.
SnowmassAspenCO108.9 mi.
TiehackAspenCO108.9 mi.
Sunlight Mountain ResortGlenwood SpringsCO118.4 mi.
State Parks
Eldorado Canyon State ParkCO20.5 mi. 
Lory State ParkCO24.2 mi. 
Golden Gate Canyon State ParkCO26.9 mi. 
Longmont Museum & Cultural CenterLongmontCO9.8 mi.(History)
Colorado University Museum of Natural HistoryBoulderCO14.5 mi.(Science)
Molly Brown House MuseumDenverCO36.8 mi.(History)
Denver Museum of Nature & ScienceDenverCO36.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museo De Las AmericasDenverCO36.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Denver Museum of Natural HistoryDenverCO36.8 mi.(Science)
Forney Transportation MuseumDenverCO36.8 mi.(Science)
Denver Art MuseumDenverCO36.8 mi.(Art)
Aurora History MuseumAuroraCO41.4 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Denver Zoological GardensDenverCO36.8 mi.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological ParkColorado SpringsCO99.1 mi.

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