Lyons downtown -  photo taken by in 2006

Lyons, Colorado was founded in 1880 by Edward S. Lyon.
He purchased 160 acres from H.F. and Isabelle Sawyer, noticed the outcroppings of red sandstone and platted the town in 1881.
The town was incorporated in 1891.

Designated as a historic district, Lyons has fifteen sandstone structures which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
These were all constructed of native stone by master craftsmen between the early 1870s and 1917.

Lyons is located at the entrance to both the North and South St. Vrain Rivers, only twenty miles east of Rocky Mountain National
Park. Beautiful red cliffs border the town, which features enough amenities to be comfortable but still enjoys a traditional small-town

 Ghost tours of Lyons!

   Special October 2008 dates Hosted by Gail and Dori of SPOOKS, Inc.!

October 5th, 2008   - Sunday        
October 19th, 2008 - Sunday

Sponsored by SPOOKS, Inc., a 501c(3) nonprofit organization

Reservations required - space is limited.  303-775-7137 or 970-669-1249. Tour locations provided when reservations are requested.
Adults $12.50, Seniors (65 & over) and Students (16 & under) $10.00.  Under 5 free. This is a (leisurely) walking tour, so participants
should dress accordingly. Inclement weather, call ahead to confirm the tour will take place.


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