About Us


Welcome To The Wild Bear Tavern & Den

Welcome to the Wild Bear Tavern & Den, where guests and locals are always welcome! Conveniently located at the western entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park inside the Gateway Inn, we’re always here for good food and a good time. Nestled in the stunning Colorado mountains of Grand Lake, you’ll find The Wild Bear Tavern and The Wild Bear Den, offering a unique blend of rustic charm and mountain magic.

Step inside Wild Bear Tavern and be captivated by the sturdy yet elegant lodgepole furniture, the rustic knotty pine bar, and eagle-eyed views of Mount Baldy. These elements combine to evoke the natural charm and ambiance of this hidden Rocky Mountain gem. Located on the main level of the Gateway Inn, The Wild Bear Tavern invites you to indulge in the intoxicating vistas of Shadow Mountain Lake and majestic mountain wildlife, creating an unforgettable dining experience. Did we fail to mention the patio? Our patio provides an exceptional setting for events and ceremonies, allowing you to entertain or exchange vows in the open, refreshing mountain air.

Step into mountain elegance at the Wild Bear Den! Located on the lower level of the Gateway Inn, The Den beckons with its captivating charm and enchanting ambiance. Delight on the covered patio, offering the same picturesque views of the majestic Mount Baldy. Our versatile space is perfect for hosting your event, ensuring a seamless and unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Discover the allure of the Wild Bear Den, where every detail is crafted to enchant and delight. Whether you’re looking for a memorable meal, a cozy spot to unwind, or a picturesque venue for special occasions, Wild Bear Tavern is your perfect destination. Come and discover where mountain magic meets unforgettable moments!

For Your Dining Pleasure

Breakfast & Dinner

Breakfast available on weekends from 7:00 am to 10:00 am, featuring a wide breakfast options, coffee, and smoothies, served downstairs at The Wild Bear Den.

During winter months, the upstairs Tavern is open daily Monday through Friday in the late serving light pub. Our menu is expanded to dinner options Thursday – Sundays

Looking for a venue to host private winter parties or events? Our Wild Bear Den is located downstairs and is just the place for a more intimate setting! Contact us for more information at 970 627-1325


“Ray was our bartender/server/surrogate mom for the evening, and she made our night an 11/10. The food was great, the drinks were exceptional, and Ray’s thoughtfulness and sincerity made my husband’s 40th birthday. I can’t speak highly enough about her!”

Rachael Brughelli

“We drove into Rocky Mountain National Park and the nightmare happened: We had locked ourselves out of our car just before sunset. It became freezing cold and we sought shelter in the tavern. We were greeted with the finest rock music and a very friendly waiter who made us hot chocolate. The atmosphere and the view were so great that I would love to be stuck there again!”

Happy Customer

Wow! Great variety, excellent presentations and the staff was super friendly. I had no idea what a birria taco was and can’t believe I’ve gone my whole life without them! Best prices in Grand Lake too! We’ll be most definitely eat there again when we return!

Karen Sevenstein

Breakfast Staples

Casual Dining

Live Music All Summer