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The Lyons, Colorado area is located where the rolling hills from the plains turn into the Rocky Mountains. Here, the St. Vrain river becomes more relaxed as it makes its exit from the more rugged mountain canyons.
Red sandstone, and diverse vegetation exist here, where the lower climate of the plains meets the more extreme climate of the mountains.
The weather in the Lyons area represents some of the best in Colorado. Sheltered from big storms, and buffered by more extreme weather found on the planes and higher mountains. The lower mountain elevation of the Lyons area makes it just right along the front range of the Rocky Mountains.
Lyons, just 2 miles from Stone Mountain Lodge, is a wonderful small town of only 1500 people with History, Shops and quaint parks to explore. You can walk to everything.
The variety of restaurants close to Stone Mountain Lodge is quite impressive for a small town. These restaurants are all unique, locally owned, and offer food ranging from hot dogs to fine cuisine prepared by some of the best chefs on the Front Range.
Boulder, an energetic university town known for its pedestrian mall with street performers, outdoor cafes and nightlife is an easy 15 minute drive.
Estes Park, a scenic 20 minute drive is located at the East entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. This is a mountain town with gift shops and the century-old Stanley Hotel known for inspiring Stephen King’s, “The Shining”.
World famous Rocky Mountain National Park is home to herds of elk, bighorn sheep, and Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous road in North America.
Longmont, an up and coming high tech business center with a newly restored old town main street has many activities and is just 15 minutes due east.
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