Lyons is a small town of approximately 1500 people located North of Boulder but part of Boulder County. It lies at the downhill end of the canyon connecting with Estes Park.
From Boulder follow US 36 north for approximately 10 miles. Watch out for cyclists!
Lyons is oddly a culinary hotspot which draws gourmands from a far.
To be the heat after climbing on hot days, you can tube the St. Vrain after the spring runoff. Some put in above Lyons, on the south side (public land) of US 36. Some put in at the park northwest of the intersection of CO 7 and the St. Vrain. You can pullout at Bond Park.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lyons:
Community Service (formerly Little Flatiron Left aka West Buttress) 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 80' South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : Upper Infirmary Slabs
Handcrack-a-rete 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 200' South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : The Coliseum
Hollow Man 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 195' South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : The Coliseum
Casual Corner 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 80' South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : The Monkey Skull
Panic in the Gray Room 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, TR, 1 pitch South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : Upper Infirmary Slabs
Sunshine Dihedral 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 120' South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : The Monkey Skull
Lost in Time 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 170' South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : The Coliseum
Upside The Cranium 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 100' South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : The Monkey Skull
Life After James 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 3 pitches, 220' South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : December Wall
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Crooked Cross 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a CO : Lyons : ... : The Sentinel
Grab a 50 meter rope and head up to the beautiful crack called Crooked Cross. Hike up to the right of the rock, then scramble left to its base. Pitch one is about 120 feet and will get you to the base of the crack itself. Pitch one begins, as you look up, about 30 feet to the right of the crack, at the low point of the wall. It's a very moderate pitch, perhaps 5.5 or 5.6, and begins in a 20 foot long right facing, bushy dihedral. Work up to what appears to be rap slings, and bang a hard lef...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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