Lyons, CO Real Estate

Lyons is a charming small town (population of just over 2,000), complete with regular carnivals, parades and a delightful culinary scene. Lyons boasts a wide array of colorful highlights, including the RockyGrass Bluegrass Festival held each summer, ice skating rinks in the winter, and lots of antique stores for year-round entertainment. And with the great outdoors in your backyard, each piece of Lyons real estate comes complete with easy access to Colorado's majestic landscape.

Formed in the 1880s as a quarry town, Lyons has become famous for its red flag stone, which has been used to build several of the CU buildings, as well as for many construction and landscaping projects worldwide. Many of these quarries are still operating today. The town itself is home to fifteen sandstone structures, and has a strong Historical Society dedicated to preserving these magnificent reminders of the town's origin.

Lyons real estate offers great outdoor destinations to capture the best of Colorado's invigorating climate, such as the "old swimming hole" of the St. Vrain River, situated in one of many nice parks. Hiking trails crisscross throughout the active community, culminating at Heil Ranch and Hall Ranch, providing over 12 miles of multi-use trails and 8,000 acres of back country combined. Nearby Rabbit Mountain offers a breathtaking view of the Continental Divide, and is home to a diverse collection of animal and plant life, including the Golden Eagle.

For even more of an adventure, only twenty minutes away is Rocky Mountain National Park – Lyons' location at the intersection of State Highway 7 and U.S. 36 has earned it the nickname "The Double Gateway to the Rockies". Lyons is also twenty minutes away from Estes Park, making it prime Colorado real estate for those looking for a peaceful, uncongested community just minutes away from some of the greatest sights in Colorado.

  • Square Miles1.26
  • Population2,053
  • Per Capita Income$41,382
  • Median Household Income$90,806
  • Housing Units804
  • Median Home Price$426,200

Lyons, CO Homes for Sale

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$650,000 211 2nd Avenue 1/2 Lyons, CO 80540

Beds 3 Baths 3 SqFt 1,482

MLS 6360661   |   Listing Courtesy of Tucker Group Real Estate

$624,900 3602 Riverside Drive Lyons, CO 80540

Beds 2 Baths 4 SqFt 2,350

MLS 868423   |   Listing Courtesy of Rocky Mountain Property Inc.

$650,000 211 2nd Avenue # 1/2 Lyons, CO 80540

Beds 3 Baths 3 SqFt 1,482

MLS 868306   |   Listing Courtesy of Tucker Group Real Estate

$175,000 173 Pine Drive Lyons, CO 80540

Beds 5 SqFt 368

MLS 867955   |   Listing Courtesy of Great Way Exclusive Properties

$525,000 399 May Avenue Lyons, CO 80540

Beds 3 Baths 2 SqFt 2,792

MLS 867947   |   Listing Courtesy of Colorado Mountain Home Realty

$750,000 788 Sunrise Drive Lyons, CO 80540

Beds 3 Baths 3 SqFt 4,831

MLS 867471   |   Listing Courtesy of Gateway Realty Group

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History

In 1880, E.S. Lyon and his wife Adeline moved to what would become the town of Lyons, Colorado.  Lyon purchased 160 acres of land, noting the potential opportunities to mine the abundant red sandstone in the area.  Although he was not successful in his business venture and moved to California a few years later, the sandstone quarries would become Lyons’ main export.  The Denver, Utah and Pacific Railroad built a narrow-gauge track to the town in 1884, allowing easier, more accessible transportation options for the miners.  Lyons’ beautiful red sandstone was shipped all over the country, including Chicago and New York before the invention of cement decimated the industry in 1910.  The demand for sandstone grew again in the 1930’s when it’s value for decorative purposes increased.   

Today Lyons’ sandstone industry is booming and ships worldwide.  With its intersecting highways 7 and 36, it’s often called “The Double Gateway to the Rockies”.  Its close proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park, coupled with its small-town atmosphere and popular local events, makes Lyons a great place to live and work.

Barking Dog Coffee
Barking Dog Coffee

Breakfast and brunch in a cozy local hangout.

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Dave’s BBQ
Dave’s BBQ

Named one of the best BBQ restaurants in America, with mouthwatering platters and legendary...

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Lyons Dairy Bar
Lyons Dairy Bar

Fresh burgers and sandwiches cooked to order. Check out the daily ice cream flavor board for...

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Spirit Hound Distillery
Spirit Hound Distillery

A distillery with a tasting room that lets patrons sample and purchase original Colorado malt...

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The Stone Cup
The Stone Cup

Coffee and baked goods as well as healthy, hearty breakfasts and lunches.

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Biking Trails
Biking Trails

An abundance of trails suitable for hiking, biking, and horseback riding wind through...

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Hall Ranch
Hall Ranch

Moderate and challenging trails including Antelope and Button Rock trail with rewarding natural...

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Hiking Trails
Hiking Trails

Gorgeous scenery, an array of difficulty levels and plenty of wildlife to view as you hike along...

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LaVern M Johnson Park
LaVern M Johnson Park

Year-round outdoor fun with picnic areas, campsites, a whitewater park, ice rink, and more.

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Picture Rock Trail on Heil Ranch
Picture Rock Trail on Heil Ranch

A newer trail that offers picturesque views and an adventure for bicyclists and hikers alike.

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Galleries and Exhibits
Galleries and Exhibits

Lyons hosts a number of lively art galleries that hold informational gatherings and art classes.

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Lyons Art on the Green
Lyons Art on the Green

Lyons’ premier art festival, featuring local and national artists.

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Public Art
Public Art

With unique pieces of art on every corner, Lyons is known for its distinctive art scene and...

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The Lyons Redstone Museum
The Lyons Redstone Museum

A museum of local history located in a schoolhouse built in 1881.

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Town Hall Art Show – Four Seasons
Town Hall Art Show – Four Seasons

Seasonal art shows that feature local artists working in a variety of mediums.

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Colorado Cherry Company
Colorado Cherry Company

High quality pies, jams, ciders, and more from local ingredients.

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Lyons Quilting
Lyons Quilting

One of the largest quilt shops in the state, with over 7,000 bolts of fabric and amazing...

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Burning Can Festival at the Lyons Outdoor Games
Burning Can Festival at the Lyons Outdoor Games

A festival of outdoor sports, live music, and local breweries in Lyons’ Bohn Park.

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Halloween Spooktacular
Halloween Spooktacular

A spooky night in downtown that features a parade, tricks and treats, and eerie games and...

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Lyons Good Old Days
Lyons Good Old Days

A longstanding tradition and celebration of Lyons history with live music, a car show, and...

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Lyons Outdoor Market
Lyons Outdoor Market

Featuring local, national, and international art, music, and food every Saturday in Old Town...

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Lyons Parade of Lights
Lyons Parade of Lights

A holiday parade filled with illuminated floats culminating in live choir music and a...

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Planet Bluegrass
Planet Bluegrass

An outdoor music venue famous for its summer music festivals.

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River Run 5k
River Run 5k

The annual race through scenic downtown Lyons with cash prizes and souvenirs.

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Rocky Mountain Folk Festival
Rocky Mountain Folk Festival

A mellower folk festival that invites festival goers to enjoy food, drink, and inspired...

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RockyGrass Festival
RockyGrass Festival

An internationally recognized bluegrass festival held every July.

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Sandstone Summer Concert Series
Sandstone Summer Concert Series

Live music every Thursday evening from June to August.

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Lyons Classic Pinball
Lyons Classic Pinball

Vintage Arcade specializing in classic pinball machines. Each machine is playable- stock up on...

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Tubing Down the St. Vrain River
Tubing Down the St. Vrain River

Launch from Meadow Park, Bohn Park, or Lyons’ Whitewater Park for a leisurely trip down the...

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Lyons Chamber of Commerce
Lyons Chamber of Commerce

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Town of Lyons
Town of Lyons

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City of Lyons Transportation
City of Lyons Transportation

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EcoPass
EcoPass

All Lyons residents have free, unlimited use of RTD bus and light rail services through the...

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FLEX
FLEX

FLEX is a regional bus route serving stops between Fort Collins, Loveland, Berthoud and...

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RTD
RTD

RTD is the public transportation service provider for the Denver Metro region, and it includes...

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Via! Transportation
Via! Transportation

VIA ! is bus transportation that goes directly from your pick-up location to your...

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Cable: Comcast Xfinity
Cable: Comcast Xfinity

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Electric: Town of Lyons
Electric: Town of Lyons

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Gas: Xcel Energy
Gas: Xcel Energy

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Internet: CenturyLink
Internet: CenturyLink

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Internet: ViaSat
Internet: ViaSat

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Lyons Chamber of Commerce
Lyons Chamber of Commerce

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Public Amenities: Utilities & Services Water: Town of Lyons
Public Amenities: Utilities & Services Water: Town of Lyons

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Recycling: Eco-Cycle
Recycling: Eco-Cycle

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Waste Disposal: Western Disposal
Waste Disposal: Western Disposal

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License Information

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Tax Information

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Dr. Matthew S Brett, MD
Dr. Matthew S Brett, MD

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Longmont United Hospital
Longmont United Hospital

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