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Trailhead Restaurant

3450 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517-9219
+1 970-577-0043
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“elk steak” (50 reviews)
“skewers” (9 reviews)
“corn cakes” (5 reviews)
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American, International, Gluten Free Options
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3450 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517-9219
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We are here after a horseback ride up the road. There are good views of the RMNP. The restaurant does have a good variety of food, however the quality is average, at least with what my family members ordered. There is a children's playground to...More

Thank Rissa_roo_12
Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant is located just outside the RMNP. Decent place to eat, nice views. Food was very good. only one draw back which has nothing to do with the resturant but there is a stable of horses close by and when the breeze blows toward...More

Thank maryvwier
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is part of the larger Park Ranger Station, big gift shop and restaurant. The restaurant is open at 8am and offers a choice of good 'standard' breakfast items. You can sit out on the balcony and take in some mountain scenery...there is a...More

Thank charliespal2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had heard from several people that the Trailhead Restaurant was good, so we finally decided to check for ourselves. Its location was very close to where we stayed, so that was convenient. My husband and I ordered the fish and chips. It was good...More

Thank olyfam4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to fuel up your body before going hiking in the Rocky Mountain National Park. I had scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes, and an English muffin. yummy! Kevin had a pancake, bacon, and scrambled eggs. The pancake was huge. the other portions were plentiful. The...More

Thank Sheri L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband I enjoyed camping at the Aspenglen Campground in the Rocky Mountain National Park. This restaurant is literally minutes away from the campground, adjacent to the Fall River Visitor's Center. There is outdoor seating with a pretty view. We had breakfast, lunch and dinner...More

1  Thank Kay749
Reviewed 10 June 2017

I had croissaint french toast. The kids had pancakes. It was all good. Service was fine. Convenient - located right next to the park.

1  Thank Erin H
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We had lunch at this restaurant after our hike and enjoyed a beautiful setting and good food. French fries and the Colorado trout were very good. So we're the wild game skewers, served with rice. Friendly and efficient service.

Thank Lelli J
Reviewed 4 June 2017

I enjoy this place in mid-morning for the multi-grain pancakes. A real treat! On this visit the server was helpful, pleasant and not intrusive. It was too cool for the deck but I enjoyed a window table. Very peaceful.

Thank Elainest
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Our lunch was average. There were not many people in the restaurant. Their plates did not look all that great either. One lady got a glass of orange juice that looked awful and when she questioned it, the waitress did not offer to change it...More

Thank EAY1976
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
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
  • E-mail
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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