Lyons Fire Protection District (LFPD) proudly protects over 6200 people living in an area of 66 square miles. This includes 40 square miles in northern Boulder County and 26 square miles in southern Larimer County. Centrally located within the district is the town of Lyons, with a population of over 2000 people within the town limits. The district also includes multiple surrounding neighborhoods of unincorporated Boulder and Larimer counties. These neighborhoods are; Lyons Park Estates, Apple Valley Road, Longmont Dam Road, Spring Gulch, Blue Mountain, X-Bar 7 Ranch, Steamboat Valley Road, Eagle Ridge, Stone Canyon, Dakota Ridge Road, as well as the land several miles up both the North St. Vrain and South St Vrain Rivers, which are along Highway 7 and Highway 36.
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, where the two branches of the St. Vrain river meet. Lyons has a ruggedness and durability that appears to transcend from the sandstone of its surrounding hills and its historic buildings.
All of Lyons Fire Protection District is located in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) - defined as the area where structures and other human development meet or intermingle with undeveloped wildland. The topography is characterized by rugged foothill and mountainous terrain with numerous limited access dirt roads and limited water resources for fire suppression. The majority of the district is in the Montane Zone of the eastern slope of the Northern Colorado Front Range, with elevation ranging from 5030 in the east to 9280 feet toward the west. The predominant vegetation is ponderosa forest and native grasses, with some Douglas fir on north facing slopes at the higher elevations.
Lyons has a mild climate. It is cool in the summer and fairly warm in the winter since it is located in a bowl surrounded by sandstone. Due to the wide range of climate and terrain, our Fire Protection District strives to train for a variety of types of calls, no matter the season. Whether it’s ice or swiftwater rescue, structure or wildland fires, Lyons Fire Protection District firefighters train for a wide variety of calls throughout the year.
Eastern and Southern Boundary: Roughly the Highland Drive area on Ute highway (Hwy 66) and approximately 1 mile south on North Foothills Parkway (US 36)
Western and Northern Boundary: North St. Vrain (US 36) west to approximately mile marker 16, South St. Vrain (Hwy 7) west approximately to mile marker 24.
For more information about the Town of Lyons, you can visit their website: https://www.townoflyons.com/.