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Named among the “Best Eats” in Winter Park/Fraser by National Geographic, The Ditch On 40 is a well loved restaurant and family-run roadside bar and grill.

If you’re stopping by during the winter season, you’re in luck! Winter season happy hour runs weekdays 3-6pm, with $1 chips & salsa, $4 juantons, and $4 cheese quesadillas!

Here’s what visitors are saying about The Ditch On 40:

“This was my first time here… My family and I are from Denver and came up to Winter Park for a day of snowmobiling and tubing!!

And of course we always ask our guide for food recommendations and we were directed here, and I have to say we were all very pleased with our meals. A perfect ending to a perfect day of winter fun”

Before trying the delicious New Mexican classic, start with a tasty appetizer, such as New Mexican Juantons, Shorty 40’s Sliders, or Sloppy Jose Nachos.

Once you’re ready for an entree, we’d recommend the El Ultimo Burrito, Avenida Fish Tacos, K’S Veggie Burrito, and A Taste of New Mexico (Smothered El Ultimo Burrito, Relleno, and Tamale, Smothered Green, Red or Christmas).


Authentic New Mexican Red and Green Chile


If you’re a fan of authentic New Mexican red and green chile, this is the stop for you in Winter Park Colorado. The Ditch Burger is “highly addictive”, with ⅓ chopped hatch green chile, cheese, mayo, mustard, lettuce, tomato, and grilled onion. Ted’s Caveman Burger is bunless (yes your read that right), with 2 oz. of red chile topped with a ⅓ patty and chopped hatch green chile.

Still not convinced of The Ditch’s love for chile? Very well, the Chama Chicken Sandwich is next up on the menu, a blackened chicken breast with bacon, chopped hatch green chile, lettuce, tomato, and much more.

Without a doubt, The Ditch is the home for green chile lovers in Winter Park Colorado. Of all the Winter Park restaurants, stick with The Ditch when it comes to hatch green chile.

If you don’t love green chile, there’s an option for you too, albeit not the most welcoming one… “The B*tch Burger” is just the same as The Ditch Burger, barring any hatch green chiles. You’re welcome to order one, at your own risk.

In between bites of your delicious entrees, nibble on some sides of sweet potato fries, onion rings, and smothered fries.

Stop by for a drink and the game, sports are available on several TVs. The draft beer selection consists of Man Beer, DItch Porch Pounding Pilsner, and All Good Amber.

In the mood to try a local favorite? The Tequila Herradura is $9, and a guaranteed adventure!



Click Here to visit their website for hours of operation menu and pricing changes. Open 11am-8pm everyday.

Located on Highway 40 above Epic Sports in downtown Winter Park, close to several lodging and vacation rental locations.

You can find The Ditch at 78941 U.S. Hwy 40, Winter Park, CO 80482

To call in for a take-out order, contact 970-363-7113.

Let us help you plan your next Winter Park, Colorado Vacation Rental Vacation, and make sure to let The Ditch on 40 know we sent you, give us a call 970-363-7458 today!

Photo: @theditchon40