Class IV For Your Taste Buds!
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May 25th through September 2nd, 2013
Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Monday: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Coffee Bar - 7 days a week - 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM
What's on the menu?
Our restaurant manager is passionate about creating delicious and innovative meals using only the best fresh ingredients. Here are just a few of the dishes you'll have to choose from this summer... Be prepared to salivate!
~Black & Bleu Burger~
Eight ounce beef patty seasoned and grilled, topped generously with bacon, bleu cheese and chipotle mayo.
~Fish & Chips~
Classic beer-battered cod, deep-fried to a crispy golden brown with a side of tarter sauce and fresh lemon.
~Chicken Salad Wrap~
Something cool and light for the palate. Chopped chicken breast, scallions, shredded carrot, cilantro and grapes mixed together with a light mayo, on a bed of fresh spring mix wrapped in a spinach tortilla.
Twelve ounce Top Sirloin seasoned adn grilled to order. Pan-seared cherry tomatoes with asparagus and garlic. Small potatoes roasted with rosemary and a mouth-watering jalapeno lime butter!
Slow cooked pulled pork smothered in our homemade green chile, next to black beans and corn, fresh sliced avocado, pico de gallo and warm tortillas.
Why the name 8 Mile Bar & Grill?
Excellent question! When Echo Canyon River Expeditions got its start in 1978, the original owners, the Burches, purchased the current property which included the 8 Mile General Store. The Store was operated by the Dixon family who sold gold panning, hunting and fishing supplies and miscellaneous other Colorado 'curios'. The original store, now our retail store and guest check-in area, was built with the old timbers used as bridge planks on the famous Royal Gorge Bridge! The next time you're browsing our retail store look up at the old bridge plank-lined ceiling and you'll see silver paint drips; those drips came from way back when bridge workers painted the high tension cables above the planks of the bridge below.
When Andy Neinas purchased Echo Canyon some 10 years ago, he brought the same passion for preserving history. The expansion of Echo Canyon was based around the original 8 Mile General Store building and maintaining that same old-west look and feel which makes us who we are today.
This is the original 8 Mile General Store operated by the Dixon family until about 1982.