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Located in downtown Winter Park, The Ditch on 40 is a family-owned Winter Park restaurant specializing in uniquely flavorful New Mexican cuisine and refreshing margaritas. For more information on what makes The Ditch on 40 worth visiting during your time in Winter Park, read on below!

A Taste of the Southwest in Colorado

The Ditch on 40 has a classic roadside diner ambiance, with road signs, snowboards, and checkerboard tablecloths that compliment the vibrant flavors of the restaurant’s menu.

Start off your meal with an appetizer like New Mexican Juantons with chopped hatch green chile and ground chuck in an eggroll, quesadillas, Sloppy Jose nachos with breakaway steak or chicken with hatch green chile, or chips with queso and salsa.

Entrées include a variety of sandwiches, burgers, and New Mexican dishes. Try burgers and sandwiches like the Ditch Burger with hatch green chile on a cheeseburger, the Caveman burger with a 1/3 pound patty without a bun, the Chama chicken Sandwich, the ‘Burque Meets Philly cheesesteak, or the Leon’s fish sandwich with blackened tilapia. Or, go for the highlight of the menu: New Mexican burritos and other classic dishes smothered in red, green, or Christmas (red and green) sauces, served with a chile relleno, chicharones, or sour cream for an extra fee. Try the Avenida fish tacos, the bulk tamales, the Murphy Burrito, or the Maria’s chile relleno plate.

If you’re traveling with kids, the kid’s menu is inexpensive and provides all of the classics that children love: corn dogs, chicken tenders, bean and cheese burritos, quesadillas, sliders, and grilled cheese sandwiches.

Wash down your meal with a soda, fresh Colorado tap water, or a creative drink from the bar, such as The Ditch Margarita, a Colorado-brewed beer, a Mexican beer, or a New Mexican beer.

This roadside Winter Park restaurant is open daily between the hours of 11:00am and 10:00pm during the winter season. Stop by The Ditch on 40 at 78941 U.S. Hwy 40, Winter Park, CO 80482. You can also reach the restaurant by phone at (970) 363-7113.

Delicious Food is Just the Beginning of Endless Things to Do

Whether you’re ready to crawl into the Ditch after a day of adventuring or ready to crawl out of the Ditch after a delicious recharge, rest assured there’s plenty to do right here in downtown Winter Park next to this unforgettable restaurant. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite activities so you can do less yelp searches and more playing as you adventure through our quaint mountain town!


There’s something magical about walking through a breathtaking mountain town, regardless of what time of year you visit. The crisp alpine air, the friendly faces, and the plethora of exciting establishments make for the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Winter Park is proud of their downtown shops, offering local art, adventure gear, and everything in between. You won’t be disappointed!

Hideaway Park

A pinnacle for downtown entertainment, Hideaway Park is more than a play structure for kids. Take advantage of the impressive skate park, rock climbing wall, or even their built-in fire pits. Best of all, this downtown destination has an incredible outdoor stage, allowing them to host multiple concerts and festivals during the warmer months. If you’re lucky enough to visit during the colder months, take advantage of their free sleds to coast down the town’s central sledding hill. Be sure to spend some time pondering to check the city event schedule.

Cooper Creek Square

This is the perfect spot to participate in local shops, food, and activities all in one place! With 18 shops and restaurants surrounding a kids’ play area and impressive flower garden, everyone can find something to do. This outdoor shopping center also hosts events throughout the year, so be sure to check the square’s schedule,, so you don’t miss a thing.

Convenient Transportation

The Lift is Winter Parks free shuttle service! Ready to take you to your vacation rental, the ski lifts, the train station, or anywhere in between, you need not fret how you’ll get from point A to point B. Not to mention, now you don’t have to feel hindered about carrying around all your new purchases from the local shops or the gear rental. We promise, you’re not the first to cart your skis onto The Lift. And best of all, there’s no guesswork about where or when you’ll get picked up when you download the app, The Lift Rider, so you can see exactly where the bus is and where it’s headed.

Winter Park Escapes – Your Guide to All Things Winter Park

From where to eat and ski to the best sights to see, our reservation specialists can lend you their local knowledge to help you get the most out of your time in Winter Park. Contact our office today and ask about reserving your lodgings in one of our spectacular vacation rentals!