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Button Rock Dam Access

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A continuation of the Longmont Dam Road to the Button Rock Dam.


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Miles

0.8

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Point to Point

6,245' 1,903 m

High

6,173' 1,881 m

Low

72' 22 m

Up

14' 4 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek

Description

Practically speaking, most visitors won't realize they're on a different trail or road at this point. Looking at the trailhead map, however, the initial doubletrack from the parking area is Longmont Dam Road, which heads north and west, while this access road continues south and west to the dam.

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Land Manager: City of Longmont

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Zander Göpfert

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Heading up the steeper Switchback Trail on the side of the dam to the reservoir, keep your eyes peeled for lizards!
May 15, 2017 near Lyons, CO
A hiker inspects the dam outlet into North St. Vrain Creek.
May 15, 2017 near Lyons, CO
If you get a chance, look down on the dam release into the creek. The mist is cool and refreshing on hot days.
May 15, 2017 near Lyons, CO

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Nov 9, 2019
Abel Valdes
Sep 21, 2019
Mark Robinson
Aug 10, 2019
Austin Forte
0.5mi
Jun 5, 2018
JP Jones
When you get to the base of the damn the temperature drops almost 20 degrees as the mist cools you on the banks - fun destination. 0.5mi — 0h 30m
May 13, 2018
Jennifer Foster-Adams
Nov 26, 2017
Beau Lyddon
4.5mi — 1h 50m
Aug 6, 2017
Danielle Rourke
We went up the button rock trail, to the top of the damn, and around the south side of the resevoir 4mi — 2h 30m
Jul 12, 2017
Jennifer Jacobsen
With Stacy. Cloudy