“A wide, dirt road that makes for an easy, dog-friendly route along the North St. Vrain Creek.”
— Zander Göpfert
Easily accessible with scenic spots toward Button Rock Dam Access with opportunities to fish and explore by the water.
This fire road makes for a nice, riverside route minutes outside Lyons at the end of County Road 80. Per the territory, it can be busy on weekends, especially as it's dog-friendly with fishing access all along the North St. Vrain Creek. There is a parking area right before the gate and trailhead, which can fill up, but parking is permitted along the shoulder of the road leading up to the parking lot.
The road itself is flat and wide with a very slight incline heading west. Wide enough to hike six across, it's a great option for groups. At just over 1.4 miles, the road branches to the right. Continue to the left onto the Button Rock Dam Access
road, which almost everyone will be doing as well.