Allenspark, Lyons and the Peak to Peak Area

As you drive up the canyon to the village of Allenspark and Scenic Peak to Peak area you’re struck by the untouched beauty of the Saint Vrain Rivers and tributaries that feed them. The rivers together with the stunning mountain vistas leave you wanting more. You might even be touched with the desire to protect the beauty and become a steward of the area as many are who reside in these mountains!


Opportunities abound for those who love the out-of-doors. Everything from mild day-hikes along beautiful rivers, blue ribbon fishing, cross country skiing, technical climbing and scaling the fourteeners, is available here. The scenic Peak to Peak By-Way is a stretch of highway designated by the State of Colorado because of it unique beauty and character. It stretches from Estes Park (Highway 7) through Nederland (Highway 72), all of which are within a 1/2-hour’s drive from Allenspark. Along this scenic by-way is access to Rocky Mountain National Park, Roosevelt National Forest, Arapahoe National Forest and the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area. The surrounding mountains are dotted with jewels of towns that have unique historical significance. Some of them have now taken their place in history as ghost towns. You’ll find stimulating conversations in the cafes, post office, and churches, or if you prefer peace and quiet, you’ll find it here, too.


Our small mountain towns are becoming bedroom communities for many who work in the Boulder-Longmont area. It is a relatively short commute (35 minutes to an hour), and is a welcome respite for the previous city dwellers.


The town of Lyons is just down the mountain from Allenspark and is known as the “double gateway to the Rockies,” offering access to Estes Park through Hwy 7 and Hwy 36. It is a thriving mountain community with close proximity to shopping, malls, restaurants, and other conveniences. Lyons has a character of its own with ample outdoor opportunities, bluegrass music culture, local cafes and shops, the red sandstone industry, and the surrounding St. Vrain river.


We invite you to come and explore our unique little spot on earth. Who knows, maybe you’ll find yourself among the fortunate who begin their day saying, “Wow, another beautiful day in the Rockies!”


Jamestown Elementary School

University of CO at Denver

Colorado State University

Front Range Community College

Colorado School of Mines

Area Map

Allenspark Lodge

A Historic lodge serving as a B&B

Meeker Park Lodge

Cabins, livery & grocery store

Sunshine Mountain Inn

Wild Basin Lodge

Destination Event Location

Peaceful Valley Ranch & Conference Center


Meeker Park Lodge

Rock Creek Tavern and Pizzeria

Meadow Mountain Cafe

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Allenspark Weather Forecast, CO

Community Links

Allenspark Community Center

Allenspark, CO Online Directory

Allenspark Livery

Guided Horse Tours

Wild Basin Lodge

Destination Event Location

Places to Hike

Places of Worship

Allenspark Area

Estes Park Area

Citadel Revival Fellowship

Rocky Mountain Church

Community Presbyterian Church

Christian Church of Estes Park

St. Malo Catholic Church

Church of Christ

Foothills Baptist Church

St Bartholomew's Episcopal Church

Peaceful Valley Chapel

Jehovah's Witnesses Churches

Church of Jesus Christ – LDS

Estes Park Wesleyan Church

Lyons Catholic Community

Our Lady of the Mountains Church

Pinewood Springs Community Church

Mount Calvary Lutheran Church

Surrounding Area

Christian Science Services

Islamic Center of Boulder

Longmont Shabbat Group

Karma Dzong

Should you have a suggestion for a place of worship that has not been included on this page, please contact us.

Chabad at University of Colorado

Aish Kodesh

Allenspark, Lyons and the Peak to Peak Area SCHOOLS MAP LODGING DINING OTHER INFO

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