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Trailhead Restaurant
Ranked #33 of 141 Restaurants in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: 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!
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Saw the restaurant on way from RMNP to Estes Park and decided to return for dinner. More of a cafe than a restaurant. Service was good but food average, nothing outstanding. I am sure there are much better places to eat in Estes Park.

Thank Lizbeth0108
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

The food is overrated the the service is fair. The best part of the meal was sitting outside eating breakfeast prepating for our Rocky Mountain Trail Ride.

Thank StevenEP
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

The restaurant is an add on the store close to the fall river entrance we saw the menu when shoppimg and went back for dinner later that evening when we found our original choice closed for carpet cleaning ! The food was reasonable and the service excellent.

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Thank hedleyk
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Unless you are starving and have no other options, with a lot of patience.. skip this place for food. While the staff was nice, the service was disorganized and poor.

As we tried to enter, we had to stand and wait to get through a bundle of congestion at the entrance.. where people were at the cash register & coffee area.. and just wandering aimlessly in-between oblivious to the rest of the world, the staff was not much more awake.

Food: Orange juice was warm, so I then asked for a cold oj, and a glass of ice-water, the server came back with ice cubes in my oj. The next try he brought warm water. The french toast was not cooked all the way through, and when I ordered I was not able to complete my order before the server went away.

So the food factor aside.. the views are really nice, we were visited by a chatty crow (which was adorable).. and then a little rain.. so again nice place to visit, just not to eat. (PS if you sit outside, beware of the foul odor of wildlife-poo).

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Thank GypsyTDA
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

The restaurant is a combination general store and food service. Big windows show a panorama of the Rockies. Funky and fun, it is not haute cuisine, but the haute views make it a good stop.

Thank PASpaGal
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