Café at Trail Ridge

Reaching the top of any mountain is worth a little applause. Why not take a break from your exploration of the park and reward yourself with a variety of fresh, wholesome and healthy foods from Colorado and the surrounding region. 

Café at Trail Ridge features made-to-order sandwiches with organic breads, fresh, crisp salads, full-flavored soups, quick and easy snacks, addictively delicious desserts and thirst-quenching beverages.

Café at Trail Ridge is conveniently located in the same building as the Trail Ridge Store next to the Alpine Visitor Center on Trail Ridge Road. The Café offers the perfect resting place to sit back, enjoy the view and feel like you are "on top of the world." Or, put together a yummy picnic basket from any of our tasty food selections and find your favorite spot in the park.

Dress is always casual and the setting is always relaxed.

Trail Ridge Coffee Bar

You'll find all your favorite coffee, tea and espresso drinks as part of the Trail Ridge Coffee Bar, located right next to the Café at Trail Ridge. Our espressos, cappuccinos, lattes, chai tea lattes, americanos and mochas are available all day. We also offer traditional gourmet, fresh-brewed coffee. Or, sip a cup of hot tea in a variety of flavors.

Top your drink off with delicious muffins, scrumptious scones or bagels and cream cheese. On the lighter side we offer fresh organic fruit, ready-to-eat fruit salads and tasty yogurt smoothies. You will also find an array of bottled juices and water to take with you as you continue visiting the park.

We use organic, Fair Trade certified coffee, grown without pesticides and harvested in a way that supports wildlife and migratory bird habitats, using a shade growing method that requires only partial cutting of the rainforest. The Fair Trade certificate means that it is purchased from farmers and farm cooperatives at a fair price.

Hours of Operation

Now-June 19th


June 20th- September 2nd


September 3rd- October 14 (weather permitting)