8 Mile Bar & Grill

Food and Drink that inspires class V excitement and satisfaction

After a day’s white water adventure, you’ll no doubt find yourself both parched and famished – the excitement of Colorado river rafting will do that to you. So head on over to the 8 Mile Grill for fresh made and home-cooked meals that you can enjoy as you recount your trip with friends and family. Sip on a wide selection of Colorado crafted beers on tap and soak in the stunning mountain scenery, either from inside the dining room or on our spacious patio. We’ve got a menu that’ll tackle your appetite the same way you and your crew tackled the rapids – in a classy, stylish and fun restaurant setting. Our kids’ menu options are pretty great, too, and sure to satisfy any young river explorers in your group. Catered meals are also available either as dine-in or boxed lunches to go. 8 Mile Bar and Grill isn’t just a popular dining option because it’s right next to our Echo Canyon rafting, it’s also quickly becoming a favorite of the Cañon City restaurants for locals! 

16 beers on tap

Blue Cheese Burger Meal

Outdoor dining

Stylish and fun setting

8 Mile General Store postcard

What's in a Name?


Back in 1978, when Echo Canyon was a little Colorado white water rafting outfitter just forming its river legs, the Burch family (the founders of Echo) bought the property not far from the Arkansas River, which included the 8 Mile General Store. That store, which is where our rafting check-in area and retail store stand now, was built using planks from the original, world famous Royal Gorge Bridge. When Andy Neinas bought the Echo Canyon Rafting Expeditions outfit, he came with a passion for preserving that history of the Colorado West, and added the 8 Mile Bar and Grill – keeping the old-west look and feel of the original General Store. Check out the historical highway landmark signs displayed on the walls, or the antiques collected from this part of Colorado throughout the restaurant and retail store. It’s a history we’re proud to share with our guests, and love preserving for generations of white water rafting groups to come!


Gorgeous mountain views, Colorado crafted beers, patio seating and great food add a fantastic finish to your rafting adventure.

Freshly prepared home-cooking from our 8 Mile Bar and Grill that adds to the adventure of the river awaits you and your crew after your white water fun. Plenty of indoor and patio seating is enhanced by a selection of Colorado crafted beers, and gives you a perfect place to reflect on your adventure.

Our new glycol beer chilling system ensures perfectly chilled beer, and this year we have 16 draft beer options! Of all Canon City restaurants, you won’t find a better view than the 8 Mile Bar and Grill – we think you’ll agree.

Hours of Operation - Summer 2024

May 3 – May 24
Friday: 4 PM to 7 PM
Saturday-Sunday: 11 AM to 7 PM
Monday-Thursday: Closed

May 25 – May 27
Saturday-Sunday: 11 AM to 8 PM
Monday: 11 AM to 7 PM

May 28 – June 16
Friday-Sunday: 11 AM to 7 PM
Monday-Thursday: Closed

June 17 – August 11
Saturday-Sunday: 11 AM to 8 PM
Monday-Friday: 11 AM to 7 PM

August 12 – August 29
Thursday-Sunday: 11 AM to 7 PM
Monday-Wednesday: Closed

August 30 – September 2
Friday-Sunday: 11 AM to 8 PM
Monday: 11 AM to 7 PM

September 3 – September 15
Friday-Sunday: 11 AM to 7 PM
Monday-Thursday: Closed

Closed for the season after September 15th.

Private Parties and Events to Add to Your Colorado White Water Adventure

If you’ve got a large group and a party or event is in mind to add to your day of white water fun, the 8 Mile Bar and Grill is available, and we’ve got a bunch of catering options, too. Consider renting the entire restaurant and patio, or our landscaped west patio with festoon lighting. Download our catering options, or give us a call at 800-755-3246 to see what we can help you set up!

Echo Canyon River Expeditions

8 Mile Bar & Grill Employment Opportunities

If you’d like to get paid to play with the Echo Canyon River Expeditions family and the 8 Mile Bar & Grill, we welcome the opportunity to meet you. Whether you have experience working at other Canon City restaurants or you’re just getting started in the restaurant industry, we’d like to hear from you. Please visit our Jobs Page to see what positions are currently available or to submit your application. Thank you!