• Hiking at A-Lodge in Boulder, Colorado


When staying in Lyons to tick off some beautiful Colorado hikes you have options. Choose from epic adventures in one of the country’s grandest parks, Rocky Mountain National Park or from a whole slew of hidden gems closer to Lyons with hikes for all abilities and desires.

For those wanting a warm up hike to acclimate to our Colorado Rocky Mountain High elevation or as a good option on your arrival or departure day when you want something quick check out the Bitterbrush Short Loop. This trail gets 4.3 stars on All Trails which is a lot of stars for a shorter hike. This 1.6 mile loop should take you around 40 minutes to complete and has stunning views of the Front Range peaks of Colorado. This valley explodes with wildflowers in June and July making it even more beautiful.

Looking for a moderate length hike with a really nice elevation profile the Middle St. Vrain trail is a sure hit. This out and back trail spreads out 770 feet of gain very evenly across 3 miles and then eases you back down the same way. With lots of shade to keep you cool and protected from the high elevation sun this is a great mid-summer trail. For those who love water, and who doesn’t, it is close to the river adding views and a great soundtrack of rushing water.

Colorado Hiking in Lyons

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