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Trailhead Restaurant

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3450 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517-9219
+1 970-577-0043
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09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Mon 09:00 - 17:00
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Bryan, Texas
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69 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

This is a lovely restaurant right on the edge of the park, and we always enjoy it after a long day of hiking.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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464 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

This restaurant has it all. Diners have fantastic views of Rocky Mountain National Park. Don't miss this in the fall with the fabulous leaf color. I had the restaurant's "signature dish" elk stew which was a real treat with a piece of corn bread and a small salad. Diners had choices ranging fro trout to panini sandwiches. The restaurant is... More 

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Thank Randy L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Visited after driving through Rocky Mtn Natl Park. Beautiful setting, efficient and friendly service. Pretty good cheesesteak and fries.

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Thank Sue S
Brandon, Mississippi
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136 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

Expected more. Onion rings not cooked long enough. Wife got shrimp Ceasars salad, she said it was good. I had the Signature Elk Stew. It was very disappointing. Hardly any meat involved. The base was a tangy wine base. Not good. All you could taste was the gravy base. That bowl of stew at $17 was a huge disappointment.

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Thank RickyFlynt
Wilmington, Delaware
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

Food was just average. Wait staff was courteous. My friends did love the elk stew which was served in generous portions.

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Canton, MS
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed nearby at the Wildwood Inn and decided to give Trailhead a try. We were VERY surprised to find this very good restaurant by the Fall River Visitors Center at the entrance to RMNP. I had the trout, which was superb; my husband had the skewers (lamb, elk & bison) which were ok, & he was glad to get... More 

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Had lunch here on entering park after drive up from Denver airport. Soup & sandwich was average, not bad but not great either. It was windy and colder so we ate inside. Probably would have enjoyed it more if we could have been on the outside deck with a view.

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Thank Art J
Canton, Ohio
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Good food , Service good very nice atmosphere. This is just as you finish or start going through the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. They have a very nice gift shop . If you want to eat outside they provide tables on the balcony.

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Cumbria
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181 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

lovely welcoming setting, excellent service with Nice coffee's and cakes amidst stunning scenery. Well worth a visit.

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Newburgh, Indiana
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

Great place to eat before or after a visit to RMNP. My wife and I stopped for lunch one day and the service and food were great.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, 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
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?