"You Colorado boys tick me off!"
Head on out Adam. The hiking and the beer are fine!
Paul, thanks for the pointer to that trip report. That just went on my to do list.
I've never stopped at Jefferson once but have been tempted by the caboose. Now I do know to give it a try. Thanks guys.
Another 2 non-beer places to stop for some great food are Hog Heaven BBQ in Bailey and the Wing Wagon in Aspen Park. Hog Heaven is on the right after you've crested Crow Hill. It's the building set back off the road a bit kind of across from the new Loaf and Jug. The Wing Wagon is right along the north side of 285. When you come to the last of the 3 bridge overpasses in Conifer, exit as soon as you go under and then go right, right, right to get to WW. Both places have excellent food and since I live close by, I just phone it in and get it take home. Always plenty of good beer there.
BTW, all you traveling 285 are welcome to stop by to say hello and have a beer. We're just 3 miles off of 285. The door is always open and the beer is always cold!