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Trail Ridge Store Snack Bar

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Trail Ridge Road, Near Alpine Visitors Center, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517
970 586 3097
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Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great stop along trail ridge road

Perfect place to stop for a snack and drink and maybe a few souvenirs. There are great views from the back of the store/snack shop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
doug h
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect place to stop for a snack and drink and maybe a few souvenirs. There are great views from the back of the store/snack shop.

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Thank doug h
Harpswell, Maine
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This snack bar is very similar to most snack bars located on mountain tops throughout the country. It's always a pleasure to sit down and refresh yourself with a snack and enjoy the views. The menu is limited but it's fine as it is.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

OK, we'd done a fair bit of hiking, it was mid-afternoon, so we were hungry for lunch and most anything would've been appreciated. Having said that, we were all quite pleased with the quality of sandwiches that we found here. Great shop, really friendly staff, and the food was surprisingly good. We had two smoked chicken sandwiches, and one turkey... More 

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denver, co
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109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

For an "high altitude" cafeteria style restaurant/cafe, the hot food is fabulous!! Pulled Pork or Pulled Chicken sandwiches are a favorite. Full of flavor and generous portions! On those cold days at the top in Spring, Summer or Fall, it's great to stop for some HOT Chicken Soup, delicious!! Friendly staff, it's a place your order/pickup yourself place, but great... More 

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Thank sillytia2
Shoreview, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

A great place to get Rocky Mountain National Park souveniers and they have everything from clothing to Christmas ornaments.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Always stop when you get to the top of Trail Ridge Road. The Rangers are really informative and can tell you where there were recent animal sightings. The small store has some great gifts and they have some nice snacks you can purchase. Also don't forget to take one of the short hikes in the tundra area when you stop.

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Colorado
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254 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The Trail Ridge Store and Snack Bar offers numerous snack items and a decent but pricey lunch at the top of Trail Ridge Road. There are several restroom facilities and ample parking, however, the place can be quite busy in the summer and on weekends when Trail Ridge Road is open. (The road is closed in the winter.) After you... More 

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Thank divemoreworkless
Cumbria
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Lovely fresh hot food, good size portions, with all prices tax inclusive. Ideal for parents with children and all those wanting a quick bite to eat. Great service with a smile

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McDonough, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I always enjoy eating at the snack bar. There is quite a variety of sandwiches and hot items. The table area is usually full but the scenery is unbelievable if the weather is cooperative. On this visit we took our lunch outside and sat on benches while enjoying the wonderful view.

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Thank Bumpo12
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The winding road to get there from either side is an experience in and of itself. The view from this visitor center is awe inspiring. It is a great place to take photos. The food is typical fast food and nothing special but you are not going to this spot to dine but to see and experience the alpine world... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 970 586 3097

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: Fast Food

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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