WHERE TO EAT First Ascent and Mountain Oven Bakery
21 Elk Ave. 970-349-5434 firstascentcoffee.com; mountainoven.com Come for First Ascent’s pour-over coffee — house-roasted in small batches — but stay for Mountain Oven Bakery’s house-made chilaquiles, a sumptuous, glutenfree, southwestern egg dish featuring mole, avocado, cilantro and blue corn chips ($12). The coffee roaster and bakery share a beautiful space inside a renovated miner’s cabin with plenty of seating inside and out. Teocalli Tamale 311 Elk Ave. 970-349-2005 teocallitamale.com The menu is simple at this locals’ spot: burritos, tacos, tamales and fresh-made salsas. The burritos are enormous and stuffed with your choice of beans, rice and fresh meats ($7.55-$10.75), and the housemade salsa packs enough spice to keep it interesting but not painful.