Lyons

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Welcome to beautiful Lyons, Colorado!

Lyons, CO is known as the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. There are almost 1800 residents that call this community home, but the local population swells each summer when the Lyons Planet Bluegrass Festival is held.

The community features many attractive small-town qualities such as antique shops, art galleries, homegrown restaurants, and two riverfront parks.

Those who own property in Lyons enjoy a truly picture-perfect Colorado setting. Local homes are surrounded by nature, and recreation opportunities abound. Favorite activities of the local residents include horseback riding, hiking, and rock climbing. Shoppers will find a variety of stores and boutiques in the downtown area, while history buffs can take a step back in time by visiting the Redstone Museum or the Lyons Historic District. This popular part of town features houses and commercial businesses that were built in the late 1800s.

Nestled close to the mountains north of Boulder and west of Longmont, the community of Lyons was founded in 1880 by E.S. Lyon. The town purchased approximately 160 acres of land, and then used it to form the Evans Townsite Company and the Lyons Rock & Lime Quarry. The railroad was brought into the small community of Lyons in 1884, and by 1891, the area had become a municipality.

Lyons was literally carved from the surrounding red sandstone mountains by the town's stone masons. Red sandstone has become a popular building material and can be seen in structures around the country. Of particular note are the sandstone buildings of the University of Colorado. The Lyons Historic District is also home to a cluster of 15 sandstone buildings.

 

Resources

Town of Lyons: www.townoflyons.com

Chamber of Commerce: www.lyons-colorado.com

Things to Do: www.lyonscolorado.com

Lyons Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/lyons.colorado.5/

School Info: www.greatschools.org/colorado/lyons