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Longmont Dam Road

Easy/Intermediate
 4.1 (9)

A wide, dirt road that makes for an easy, dog-friendly route along the North St. Vrain Creek.


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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.5

KM

Point to Point

6,450' 1,966 m

High

5,989' 1,825 m

Low

462' 141 m

Up

28' 9 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek

Family Friendly Easily accessible with scenic spots toward Button Rock Dam Access with opportunities to fish and explore by the water.

Description

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.

Contacts

Land Manager: City of Longmont

Shared By:

Zander Göpfert

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  4.1 from 9 votes

#7405

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  4.1 from 9 votes
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#640

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The road climbs slowly along the creek.
Aug 24, 2017 near Lyons, CO
Sleepy Lion Trail branches off the road to the left.
Aug 24, 2017 near Lyons, CO
Parking at the trailhead
Aug 24, 2017 near Lyons, CO

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May 28, 2020
Brad Costa
Apr 26, 2020
Misoo Kruger
1mi — 3h 00m
Apr 5, 2020
Mike Sanders
Nov 9, 2019
Abel Valdes
Sep 21, 2019
Mark Robinson
Aug 10, 2019
Austin Forte
Aug 3, 2019
Matthew Strunk
2.2mi
Jul 1, 2018
April Harvey
This trail was fun. My dog and I walked sleepy lion and looped around to this trail. Took a break and had lunch by the water ✌