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Trailhead Restaurant

3450 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517-9219
+1 970-577-0043
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“skewers” (12 reviews)
“corn cakes” (4 reviews)
“burger” (42 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
American, International, Gluten Free Options
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3450 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517-9219
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch one day and it was okay. Service was good, food was just mediocre. We both had sandwiches - nothing to really complain about, but nothing to write home about either. It was convenient - right outside the park.

Thank kathyl249
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had their signature stew and my wife had a wrap. Both were really good and the waitress never let my water glass go dry, which is a big plus in my books.

Thank NEKansasBob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You enter thru the grift shop. Dinner didn’t fit with the Restaurant Guide’s description. The menu items make you think you’re in for fine dinning. You’re not. Food was not terrible. But Elk Burger was badly over cooked, balsamic dressing on kale salad was syrup,...More

1  Thank AlbuquerqueKSM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by for an early morning breakfast on the way to RMNP. Glad we did. Sat outside for a remarkable view. Service was good and prompt. Food was perfect. I will return.

Thank Tarheel43
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a burger and salmon sandwich for lunch. Both were fantastic, with fresh ingredients. Jayden, our server, did a wonderful job. He was both very professional, as well as personable. We will be back!

Thank Susie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We has very good breakfast and lunch here. Servers were very friendly and prices were reasonable. It is adjacent to the visitor center for Rocky Mountain National Park

Thank azphysician
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a quick lunch. We had been in the building many times but never considered the rstaurant.Our mistake. I had the corned beef reuben and my wife had the BLT. Both came with either french fries, cole slaw and one other choice...More

1  Thank Ed S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a bite to eat after a busy day of hiking. The food was good... but the view was spectacular from the deck! We both had BLTs, a local brew and chips and salsa for an appetizer. It was good- 3.5 stars-...More

Thank Rebekah C
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We were in town 5 days and with all the options available, we ate here 4 times! Great atmosphere and a pleasant staff! Food was always top notch!

Thank Matt R
Reviewed 28 August 2018

My friend and I stopped to have lunch after visiting RMNP. The Elkburger was awesome! server was there with iced tea refill without having to ask for one. The view of the mountain was so peaceful, on a nice day by all means sit outside!...More

Thank retffD
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15 July 2016|
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Response from Donna S | Reviewed this property |
Don't remember. Burgers, chicken, cheesesteaks. Great menu, can't imagine a kid could not find something.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3450 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517-9219
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: +1 970-577-0043
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The Trailhead Restaurant can be entered from the gift shop. At the Trailhead you may enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner and beverages, including regionally brewed and national brand beers, served from our Old West log bar. The experience of the Trailhead will be unforgettable as you dine surrounded by a panorama of towering mountains and the nearby seductive high peaks and forests of Rocky Mountain National Park.For those wanting a truly remarkable dining experience, try a meal on our expansive log and stone pillar open-air deck. From your table you will be treated to a magnificent view of mountains soaring above Fall River as it winds past forests, meadows and grazing wildlife. To the east you will see Fall River Valley bordered by mountains. To the west are majestic high peaks with a glimpse of Trail Ridge Road, leading to the Continental Divide and all that awaits you ahead in the Park, including the region’s highest mountain: Long’s Peak.While enjoying your meal or drink, have a park meal prepared, packed and ready-to-go when you are. Or, if a visit to our restaurant is not possible, you may simply want to take snacks, coffee, or other beverages and one of our packaged lunches with you. Don’t forget dessert!
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