Lyons, Colorado

Historic Downtown Charm

Nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the small town of Lyons, Colorado offers a quintessential mountain experience with a friendly local vibe. Just 17 miles northwest of Boulder and an hour from Denver, Lyons makes for an ideal day trip or weekend getaway from the Front Range metro areas.

The historic downtown district is the heart of Lyons, with red-brick storefronts lining pedestrian-friendly Main Street. Boutique shops, art galleries, restaurants, and brewpubs give the downtown an eclectic and lively atmosphere. Don’t miss popping into Oskar Blues Brewery, which got its start in Lyons in 1997 in a funky basement location and now has locations across Colorado and beyond. Their tasty craft beers and canned beverages like Dale’s Pale Ale are sold nationwide.

Sun filtering through aspen trees in the mountains, Lyons Colorado, Longmont Braces

Outdoor Adventures Await

For outdoor adventurers, Lyons offers easy access to hiking, biking, fishing, and paddling right from town. Head to Meadow Park where you can access hiking trails that wind through sandstone rock formations and hills with views of the mountain backdrop. The North and South St. Vrain creeks run along the edges of Lyons, providing opportunities for fly fishing, tubing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding during the warm months.

Winter Sports Hub

In the winter, Lyons is a great home base for skiers and snowboarders with easy access to the amenities of Eldora Mountain Resort just 21 miles away up Colorado 119. With over 680 acres of terrain, Eldora has trails for all ability levels. After a day on the slopes, relax at one of Lyons’ laidback restaurants and bars like the Oskar Blues Tasty Weasel Taproom or Lyons Classic Pinball which has a fun retro vibe with pinball machines and classic video games.

Lively Summer Festivals

Each summer, Lyons hosts a series of street festivals and outdoor concerts that bring crowds to the charming mountain town. A highlight is the Lyons Outdoor Games in early June, which features whitewater competitions on the St. Vrain River like kayak freestyle, along with trail running, cycling, and other outdoor events. Walk the quarter-mile “planet walk” pedestrian path along the creek that has sculptures depicting the planets of our solar system spaced according to scale.

Quintessential Colorado Getaway

With its historic downtown, outdoor recreation galore, Rocky Mountain scenery, and funky local flair, the friendly and charming town of Lyons makes for an enjoyable escape from the city. Whether you’re seeking a scenic mountain getaway, hiking, biking, fishing, paddling, or simply soaking up the local flavor, this little Colorado gem is well worth a visit.

Longmont Braces Services

Residents of the charming town of Lyons, Colorado can achieve their best smile with orthodontic treatment from Longmont Braces. While our office is located in nearby Longmont, we proudly serve patients from Lyons and surrounding areas.

Our services include traditional Lyons braces, Lyons Invisalign clear aligners, and Lyons Invisalign Teen designed specifically for adolescents. Whether you’re an adult, teen, or child in need of orthodontic care, our experienced team provides customized treatment plans using the latest techniques and technologies. We understand the importance of a confident smile and are committed to delivering outstanding results with a focus on your comfort every step of the way.

Nearby Cities

  • Longmont – Longmont is a larger city about 13 miles east of Lyons along the Front Range urban corridor. It has a historic downtown and is a bedroom community for Boulder and Denver.
  • Boulder – The city of Boulder is about 17 miles southeast of Lyons and is home to the University of Colorado’s main campus. It’s a vibrant college town with great dining, nightlife, and outdoor activities in the Flatirons.
  • Allenspark – A tiny mountain town of just a few hundred residents, Allenspark is 21 miles west of Lyons, nestled in the forests along the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway.
  • Nederland – Nederland is another quirky mountain community about 16 miles southwest of Lyons, popular with rock climbers and outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Erie – The suburban town of Erie is situated 15 miles east of Lyons, part of the Denver-Boulder metro area.
  • Lafayette – Located 10 miles southeast of Lyons, Lafayette is a suburban community on the eastern edge of Boulder County close to Boulder.
  • Louisville – The city of Louisville borders Lafayette to the east, about 14 miles from downtown Lyons along the Highway 36 corridor.
  • Gunbarrel – A charming community in Boulder County, Colorado, located approximately 26 miles southeast of Lyons.
  • Estes Park – The resort town of Estes Park is the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, located 29 miles northwest of Lyons via Highway 36.
  • Niwot – The small unincorporated community of Niwot is about 9 miles east of Lyons along Highway 52.
  • Berthoud – Berthoud is a town of around 9,000 residents located 22 miles northeast of Lyons.
  • Hygiene – The tiny rural town of Hygiene has a population of just over 400 and sits about 6 miles east of Lyons.