Arapahoe County

Deer Trail Bars and Restaurants

This small community has so much charm and has a very welcoming aire about it. The town is proud of its history and actually boasts of being the home of the world's first rodeo which took place in 1869. What many people love about this community is its proximity to the Rocky Mountain National Park. And what that gives you access to is a world of beauty and enchantment unlike anything that you have ever known. For those who love to really rough if, there are a wide range of wilderness camping experiences available in the park. There are also two stables within the park that provide horses for some amazing horseback riding opportunities. Numerous lakes and streams are just waiting for you to throw a line in and catch dinner. There is also an excellent visitor center that provides a great starting point for visiting the park. The wildlife viewing possibilities are truly unparalleled as are the hiking possibilities. It is astounding but the park actually has 355 miles of hiking trails and the terrain ranges from flat lakeside strolls to steep mountain peak climbs. It all just depends on what your skill level is and what you can handle. While all of this activity sounds amazing, there will come a time when you need to re-energize and your best chance to do that is by visiting one of the amazing establishments below. If you love Deer Trail you may also like Lazy Acres just tell your driver to change course.

Brown Derby

618 1st Avenue, Deer Trail, CO 80105

(303) 769-4407

If you are looking to experience some yummy goodness, you need to run to this location and order their smoked brisket sandwich. Talk about tender and full of flavor. The decor will make you feel like you have been transported back in time. You will definitely want to check out the list of specials. This is just one of those solid establishments that you will always be able to count on in terms of high quality food and drink. And that means that it can be penciled in on your list of regular stops. Give it a shot, you won't be disappointed.

Copper Rail Bar & Grill

174 S Main St, Brighton, CO 80601

(303) 655-9933

This is the premier sports bar in the area. Feel free to come in as you are and ask for the spot that looks most comfortable to you. One thing is certain, there is definitely something for the whole family here in terms of food, fun and frivolity. Check out the pool tables, arcade games and they even have kid-friendly games. There are over 20 large high definition screens just in case you need to check out your favorite game. The menu has some delightful choices including great burgers, sandwiches and wraps. And if you need a beer to wash everything down, they have 24 on tap.


12161 E Iliff Ave, Aurora, CO 80014

(303) 750-5558

This place runs like a top. The servers and kitchen staff are super efficient and you will not have to wait very long before your food is served. Start your experience out with one of their wonderful beers. And don't forget the appetizer. We recommend the Buffalo wings or the Jalapeno Poppers. The kitchen staff know what they are doing and they can cook anything you desire according to your exact specifications. The drinks are tasty as well and are the perfect compliment to the menu items. The welcome you will receive here is unlike any place we have ever seen.

Parkway Bar & Grill

22775 E Aurora Pkwy, Aurora, CO 80016

(303) 693-6200

Any kind of great food and cooking must begin and end with the freshest and finest ingredients. And that is what the staff at this fine place believes in. The flavor of each and every menu item is outstanding because they truly care about what makes up their entrees. All of their dishes are designed to reach your palate in the most interesting way. The beer and wine selection is absolutely unbelievable. The are high definition flat screens everywhere which means you can watch the game of your choice. And we have to mention the portion sizes, they are huge.

Noonan's Sports Bar & Grill

13521 E Iliff Ave,Aurora, CO 80014

(720) 246-0309

This place is one of those gems that you do not want to miss. And even though this place is attached to a golf course, don't worry because in terms of food and drink, they have upped the ante quite a bit. The menu you will be handed is absolutely huge and you will find something to suit your taste at the time. The atmosphere is surprisingly quiet and you can definitely carry on a conversation with the people at your table. Their green chili is something that you are going to want to make sure you sample as it is crafted in house each morning. Worth a stop for sure.