US 36 to Lyons
US 36 to Lyons is a popular bike ride that serves as a training ground for many professional athletes; sections of this bike ride are a part of the official Iron Man Boulder bike course! It is for that reason, we included this ride on the Top 10 Boulder rides.
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Route Description for US 36 to Lyons
Local Boulder cyclists like to get out on US 36 for a day training. Here we share a shortened route for recreational cyclists. US 36 is a busy road with a wide shoulder, providing some space and comfort from the large amount of traffic that is present on this road throughout all times of the day. The road parallels the Colorado Front Range along gently rolling hills, making for a beautiful scenic bike ride with minimal effort.
As you cycle out of Boulder , the views open up as you pass by Hogback Ridge, North Boulder Valley, and the entrance to Left Hand Canyon. The gently rolling hills slowly gain elevation until around 8 miles into the ride, where you will enjoy a long downhill section all the way to Lyons. At a junction in the road and a stop light, turnaround and ride back the way you came.
Insider Hints for US 36 to Lyons
- Crosswinds can be an issue on this bike ride, if it is windy, be careful.
- Try riding early in the morning on the weekends to avoid heavy traffic.
Getting to the US 36 to Lyons Trailhead
From Boulder, head north on 28th St. until it turns into US 36. Parking is available at a dirt pullout off of 26th St. on the north side of US 36.
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