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13264 Chicago Creek Rd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
+1 303-567-2138
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

The atmosphere here really makes you feel the mountain experience. This log built lodge creates a wonderful atmosphere and a great place to jump out of the rain coming back or going to the Mt. Evans summit. I did try the food and was pleasantly surprised. Their burgers are great! They have a full bar too, and while drinks are... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We made it a point to drive up to echo lodge from Denver because it was recommended by some of the reviewers on this site. The park on the lake was very nice and a great place to have a picnic but the restaurant at Echo Lake Lodge was terrible. The roast beef sandwiched tasted horrible as if it was... More 

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Burleson, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Our plan was to stop and eat here after our trip to the top of Mount Evans, but we didn’t get our day started right and nothing was really going as we had planned. When we got to this area it was only about 10 in the morning and family wasn’t even hungry. We did make a stop though to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a historic old Park Lodge. I love these kinds of places and seek out visiting them. Unfortunately, the art and architure of this cool old lodge has been lost and/or covered up with tourist kitsch, LOTS of it! The 4 sided stone fireplace is the most impressive & central feature but it has been completely covered in cheap... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My family of 6 drove up to Echo Lake Lodge yesterday just to have dinner. (Our intention was not to go to the top of Mt. Evans, we went for the food.) We had been hearing so many wonderful comments about it, we felt like we needed to check it out for ourselves. It was better than we even dreamed.... More 

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

After driving up Mount Evans, this is your only option for food, restrooms, and gifts. The latter two are excellent; the restrooms were spotless, and the gift shop offers many souvenir options at reasonable prices. The restaurant side of the business is another story... The waitstaff were inattentive and lazy. We waited nearly 40 minutes after for our food to... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband ate here after traveling to and from the summit of Mt, Evans on our anniversary. I had the fried trout and my husband had the chicken pot pie with steamed broccoli, We ordered pieces of peach and cherry pie to go. This is an excellent restaurant that hits the spot after a white knuckle drive. I love the... More 

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Long Island, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Yes, cole slaw. A side dish, the best of which is usually created in restaurants such as Juniors or Katz's Deli in NYC, has now been found off scenic byway 103 in Idaho Springs, Colorado. While driving to the summit of Mount Evans, we decided to stop at Echo Lake Lodge Restaurant for lunch. Guests enter the dining facility through... More 

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Eagle, Colorado
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Do try and stop in here for lunch or dinner. This place really brought me back to my childhood going to Yosemite in the summer. The food and service was really good. It is too bad they are not open as a lodge anymore, I would consider staying there. We really enjoyed sitting by the window and watching the hummingbirds... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Was told to try the pie and was not disappointed! Homemade and fresh! Best pie I've had in awhile. Wait staff was pleasant and we came during a lull so it was quiet and enjoyable. We all enjoyed our food...just sandwiches but a nice size for the price. Also, hummingbird feeders by most of the windows that were flooded with... More 

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Additional Information about Echo Lake Lodge

Address: 13264 Chicago Creek Rd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Phone Number: +1 303-567-2138
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Idaho Springs
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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