Restaurants, Dining, Breweries, & Distilleries

There is something for everyone when it comes to food in and around Rocky Mountain National Park– from mexican to italian, or even an old fashioned cook-out.

Trail Ridge Store

Healthier Food in Rocky Mountain National Park

Healthy Foods in RMNP at their sole food vendor at the Trail Ridge Store and Cafe. Get sandwiches, salads, fruits, and drinks to dine in or grab-n-go. Read More...

The Fort, Morrison - Night Shot

Morrison, Colorado – The Fort & Tesoro Cultural Center

The Fort specializes in game meat, especially buffalo steaks, elk, and quail, as well as salmon, trout, and hearty vegetarian fare influenced by American Indian and Mountain Man cuisine. Read More...

Breckenridge Distillery Bottle of Bourbon

Breckenridge Distillery in Breckenridge CO

Master distiller Jordan Via applies a purist, traditional approach to distillation. His handcrafted, small-batch spirits are made with premium ingredients Read More...


Top Colorado Breweries Near Rocky Mountain National Park

With scores of breweries both big (Coors, anyone?) and small firmly established all over the state, you’re never far from a top-notch brew. Read More...

Fresh donuts

Top 6 Rocky Mountain Tasty Treats

Satisfy a craving with these favorites from local purveyors in the Rocky Mountain region. Grab a burger, margarita, or beer near Rocky Mountain Park. Read More...

Ed’s Cantina & Grill

A local hangout that is friendly & lively. Serving fresh mexican foods and a variety of american grill items.

Mexican Cuisine
390 E Elkhorn Ave
Estes Park, CO 80517
(970) 586 – 2919

Estes Park Brewery

Estes Park’s only brewpub. Open at 11:00 daily. Featuring a full menu including dinners.

American Cuisine
470 Prospect Village Dr
Estes Park, CO 80517
(970) 586 – 5421

Kind Coffee

Locally owned & operated coffee shop located on the Riverwalk just steps from the Visitors Center.

470 E Elkhorn Ave
Estes Park, CO 80517
(970) 586 – 5206

LongZ – A Mountain Grill

New breakfast menu, new lunch and dinner selections, and a relaxing atmosphere for the whole family!

American Cuisine
101 South St Vrain Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517
(970) 586 – 2332 ext.365
(800) 803 – 7837

Top Ten Things to do in Rocky Mountain

1. See Aspens in Fall at Rocky Mountain National Park

Starting in late August, aspens in the highest reaches of the Park begin their annual quaking, a term to describe the aspens unique leaves changing a golden-yellow hue and how they react in wind. Read More...

2. Take in a Festival

Want to dance, drink, and eat good food all in the name of a frozen dead guy? Done. How about attend the best small rodeo in America? Yep, got that covered too. Or how about throwing on a kilt and tossing a kaber? Better yet, how about tossing it with the Rocky Mountains as your backdrop? Done, done and done. Read More...

3. Hike to the Top of Longs Peak

Dominating the skyline, and topping out at 14,259 feet, Longs Peak is the ultimate adventure for enthusiastic hikers. Read More...

4. 350 Miles of Hiking Trails

Over 350 miles of trails crisscross the Park, linking together alpine lakes, jagged peaks, thick lodgepole Pine forests and rocky tundra. Also, right outside the park sits plenty of National Forest land. Read More...

5. See Wild Animals

Home to thousands of Elk, Mule Dear, Marmots, Big Horn Sheep, and the occasional Black Beer, it’s not uncommon to have your Park experience include a wildlife sighting. Read More...

6. Enjoy a Ranger-Led Activity in Rocky Mountain National Park

We know exploring a national park can be an exciting activity to do on your own, but why not spend a few hours and check out a ranger-led program? Read More...

7. Drive Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park

Known appropriately as the Highway to the Sky, Trail Ridge Road crosses the continental divide at a whopping 12,183 feet. Colorado has also designated Trail Ridge Road as a scenic and history byway. Read More...

8. Go Sledding at Hidden Valley Snow Play Area

If you love skiing, snowmobiling, ice climbing, sledding, hut trips, ice skating, and anything that involves frozen water just figure Colorado is the place to be. Read More...

9. Spend a Night in the Historic, Haunted Stanley Hotel

Just six miles from Rocky Mountain National Park and towering above the small mountain town of Estes Park, The Stanley Hotel should be included in every visitors to do list. It was the inspiration for the book & movie, The Shining. The owner was the inventor of the Stanley Steamer car. Stay in this historic 138-room hotel Read More...

10. A Perfect Day in Rocky Mountain National Park

We decided to spill one of our perfect days in Rocky Mountain National Park, just for you. Read More...

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