Best Idaho Springs Restaurants to Pair with Your Colorado Rafting Trip
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Beau Jo’s Idaho Springs 

This amazing Italian/American restaurant is located on Miner St in Idaho Springs. With almost 1500 reviews on Tripadvisor this is definitely a must-try place to dine. Some have referred to it as having “Pizza of the Gods” and that it’s a “True Colorado gem.”  Between the delicious pizza and amazing wait-staff it’s safe to say that dining here can add a wonderful little pit stop to your trip! 

Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-8pm 

Address: 1517 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CP 80452 

Phone Number: (303) 567-4376 

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Main Street Restaurant  

This American style café not only serves amazing homemade breakfast but is also rated as the #1 restaurant in Idaho Springs on Tripadvisor. It’s said to have the best breakfast in town and is located only 11 minutes North East from our Idaho Springs Outpost. 

Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-2:30pm 

Address: 1518 Miner St, Idaho Springs, Co 80452 

Phone Number: (303) 567-2788 

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Smokin’ Yard’s BBQ 

If you’re an avid BBQ fanatic like myself then I highly recommend stopping by this mouthwatering BBQ joint. This local restaurant offers an awesome outdoor seating area that’s close to the beautiful Clear Creek river. With phenomenal service, flavorsome food, and a convenient location, Smokin Yard’s BBQ would add an amazing addition to any of our AVA trips! 

Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-8pm 

Address: 2736 Colorado Blvd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452 

Phone Number: (303) 567-9273 

As you can see, there is an abundance of extraordinary restaurants all within a short distance of our Idaho Springs outpost. Next time you are in Idaho Springs, make sure to stop by one of these restaurants and give it a try for yourself!         


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