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Trail Ridge Road, Near Alpine Visitors Center, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517
+1 970-586-3097
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Souderton, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Trail Ridge Store is worth the time to stop and have a look. You can order a sandwich or hot chocolate in the snack bar and enjoy a beautiful view at the same time.....

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Nashville, Tennessee
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

But it was the view from the big picture window that made it all worthwhile. There is seating in front of the window where we ate our hotdogs and looked down into the valley way below where a large herd of Elk were hanging around the watering hole.

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Thank CoolBrewster
Calgary, AB
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160 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We were cold after a high-altitude hike with hail showers, and stopped in to warm up with a hot chocolate. It worked, and didn't empty my wallet! In fact, it was good value -- you'd likely pay more in Estes Park.

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Thank yycyycyyc
Saint Charles, Missouri
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504 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We visit here every time we go to Estes Park and Grand Lake, which is almost every year. If we do not pack a lunch we eat at the Trail Ridge Snack Bar. This is the only place to eat on Trail Ridge Road. They have good chili, hot dogs, hamburgers, etc. Getting a table can sometimes be a little... More 

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Thank DJH2010
Longmont, Colorado
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a nice little store to grab a light lunch, use the bathroom, stretch your legs, and enjoy your trip over Trail Ridge Road much more.

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Thank ladydoc314
Los Angeles, California
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96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is the only place to eat in Rocky Mountain National Park (except for a few scattered vending machines.) I had the chili and it was delicious, very meaty. When we came by the next day, I had to order myself another bowl. My son had a cheeseburger one day and a hot dog the other--said they were nothing special.... More 

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Thank Mom_of_Alex
Jefferson City, Missouri
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Well worth driving to the top. You can see majestic mountains. Fantastic view no matter where you look. Great selection of gifts and great food.

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Thank ssmthbggy
Tipp City, Ohio
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This was a good quick stop at the top of the road the food was nothing special but it was a nice break in the drive.

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Thank Solitare S
Merkel, Texas
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

nice gift shop, decent snacks, but pricey. wonderful views. take a jacket, it is cold. drink plenty of water to avoid altitude sickness. if you are afraid of winding mountains roads, don't go.

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Thank Beatrice F
Alpharetta, Georgia
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264 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a good place to stop, take a break, check out the visitor's center, and the snack bar is decent too. Food appeared good and not too overpriced. Views are also amazing. It doe get crowded quickly.

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Thank DM_1278

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trail Ridge Road, Near Alpine Visitors Center, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Phone Number: +1 970-586-3097

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?