Things To Do

Here’s a rundown of ideas of things to do, ordered by distance from Stone Mountain Lodge.

Relax at Stone Mountain Lodge

  • swim, sun or read a book at our heated pool
  • fish, go tubing or just wade in the St Vrain River (just across the road)
  • hike our trail to experience views of Apple Valley and the red cliffs
  • have a picnic lunch
  • watch for elk, deer and eagles

Explore Lyons


Only 2 miles to Town

  • have dinner, lunch or breakfast at a Lyons restaurant
  • drive or cycle down Apple Valley Road to Lyons (2 miles)
  • enjoy a few hours at Lyons Classic Pinball
  • starting at Stone Mountain Lodge, tube or kayak the St. Vrain River to Lyons
  • visit the various antique and other shops
  • walk along the riverfront parks
  • take a walking tour of historic town
  • stop for an ice cream, shake or sandwich at the old fashion ice cream parlor
  • check out the Historical Museum
  • attend a music festival or concert

More about Lyons, Colorado

Stretch your legs at close by Parks and Open Space


Within 10 minutes of Stone Mountain Lodge

  • take a half day mountain bike ride or hike at Hall Ranch
  • hike at Rabbit Mountain or Button Rock Preserve
  • go fly fishing at Button Rock
  • hike at the little know Heil Ranch
Hiking and Bicycling
  • Some of the best hiking is only know by the locals.

More about hiking in the Lyons area

  • The Boulder and Lyons area is a favorite area for both mountain biking and road biking.

More about great bike rides in the Lyons area.

See Estes Park & Rocky Mountain National Park


20 minute drive from Stone Mountain Lodge

Estes Park
  • visit the various shops and restaurants
  • go horseback riding
  • play miniature golf
  • picnic by Lake Estes
Rocky Mountain National Park
  • travel Trail Ridge Road for fabulous views and hikes above tree line
  • learn about park history and wildlife at the Visitor Center
  • watch for a variety of wildlife and flowers
  • attend a ranger talk at one of the park campgrounds
  • cross Trail Ridge Road to visit the town of Grand Lake

More about the Lyons and the surrounding area.

Experience Boulder, Colorado


20 minute drive from Stone Mountain Lodge

General Ideas
  • enjoy street performers on the Pearl Street Mall
  • explore the University of Colorado campus, concerts, theater…
  • dine at one of the many varied restaurants (and there are many!)
  • go to Gateway Park Fun Center
  • go to the Farmer’s Market (Wednesdays and Saturdays in summer)
  • ride a glider
Museums and Tours
  • visit the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse
  • learn about weather at NCAR
  • take Celestial Seasonings tea company tour and shop
  • see the Leaning Tree Museum of Western Art
  • visit the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

More about the Lyons and the surrounding area.

Go to Denver

1 hour from Stone Mountain Lodge

  • experience the 16th street mall
  • try out Denvers night life in LoDo and Larimer square
  • enjoy the Denver zoo
  • see the Denver mint
  • plan a trip to the Cherry Creek mall and the Denver Botanical Gardens
Denver Sports

In the summer, a Colorado Rockies game is hard to beat!