Lyon’s Colorado is an under the radar rock climbing mecca. When you stay with us at the A Lodge you get a rock climbing vacation rental that gives you the best access to the best Alpine rock climbing in Colorado on Long’s Peak, the best bouldering in Colorado in Chaos Canyon and great year round sport climbing in St Vrain Canyon.
All of this with comfortable suites that are complete with kitchens so you can get fueled for that alpine start and save money on dinner by eating in for the climber on the budget. Tired from a day of pulling down, after you clean up you can walk just steps from your room our home rental to the Rock Garden beer garden for a tasty beverage. With food trucks on site on some days you can eat right here or our in town location lets you walk to a variety of restaurants in town.
Need to recover so you can hit it again the next day? You can literally walk to the St Vrain Creek for a cold plunge to ease those sore muscles.
With several two bedroom suites and a three bedroom home rental option we are more than just a hotel we truly are a rock climbing vacation rental paradise!
We also rent crash pads and sell guide books at the front desk.
Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the gems in the United States for so many reasons. For rock climbers it just happen to hold world class alpine rock climbing and bouldering. Since camping in or near the park can be very challenging due to the lack of available options and the number of tourists who visit the park each year staying in a hotel near the park can be a better option. While Estes Park is located right at the entrance to the park it can be overwhelmed with tourists and traffic and higher room costs. Our quiet rock climbing vacation rental in Lyons offers you quick access to both the main entrance and even closer access to the Longs Peak entrance without all the chaos (pun intended) of staying in Estes.
On my first trip to RMNP my friend and I climbed the Petit Grepon, this spire of rock tucked deep in a mountain canyon was the kind of climbing I had only dreamed of and thought existed in Europe and here it was just a short drive from home. As my skills progresses I moved onto Spearhead where bullet stone and splitter cracks offer amazing climbing. Years spent in The Park culminated in several climbs on The Diamond where all your skills as an alpine rock climber will be put to the test.
For boulderers a trip to Chaos Canyon is a right of passage. With some of the best climbers in the country putting up hard problems each year here including Alex Puccio, Daniel Woods, Dave Graham and more you will be pulling onto problems whose first ascensionists competed in World Cup competitions around the globe.
Looking for some sport climbing the River Wall in St Vrain Canyon is just a few minutes from the property with climbs of all grades on great rock. The recent addition of Aquadarius and Papadarius we now have to of the most sought after hard routes in Colorado.
For variety and lack of crowds our location is really hard to beat. Throw in all the amenities the property offers and you are looking at a real rock climbing vacation rental property where you will be sharing the grounds with other climbers, bikers and peak baggers.
Our goal is to give you access to the best outdoor adventures that Lyons has to offer. Whether you’re climbing, fishing, skiing, cycling, hiking, or taking in the town, the A-Lodge offers instant access to all your favorite adventures and the right amenities to come home to after an exciting day off the beaten path. This is why our philosophy centers around the three A’s: Access, Adventure, Amenities.