Lyons, Colorado is certainly a small town. Go to one of the popular coffee shops and hang out with the locals, browse the unique antique shops, take a walking tour of the historic buildings, and have dinner at one a local restaurant.
Lyons is small enough to relax and slow down your pace!
Lyons is less than 2 miles east on Highway 36 from Stone Mountain Lodge. Here’s a sampling of what Lyons is about.
For more information, try out our interactive map of the Lyons area!
Also, here’s more info from the official Lyon’s Area Chamber of Commerce.
Redstone Historical Museum
There are plenty of old photographs showing a bygone era in Western American life. Don’t forget to pick up a guide to the Lyons Historic District.
Sandstone Park and the Visitors’ Center
The Visitors’ Center is generally open in summer and weekends in spring and fall. Here you will find lots of printed information and friendly volunteers to tell you about what’s going on in Lyons and the surrounding area.
Most buildings are still standing but have changed use over time. For example, the 1881 railroad depot (on Broadway between 4th and 5th) is now the Lyons Depot Library.
During your walking tour you will find some nice shops especially on Main and High Streets. There are antique stores, arts stores, a music shop, a flower shop, a candy store, a jewelry shop and others. You can just browse or look for that special item to take home from Lyons.
It is also the home of a top-notch kayaking course. There are kayaking competitions in the Spring when the river water is high.
To get here, go to Lyons and then bear right on Highway 7 for a few blocks. The entrance is on the right.