Canyon Crepes brings family atmosphere to a quiet corner of West Glenwood
August 1, 2022
Two Glenwood Springs residents recently retired from the rafting life to help create a community in West Glenwood, with pancakes.
“We want it to be a space where people want to come and hang out,” he said. “You know, kick it on a porch for the first couple of months.”
The company Cañon Crepes, 77 Mel Ray Road, was the brainchild of partners in life and business, Matt Erikson and Christine Lund. After purchasing a food trailer from Sunlight Mountain Resort, they had many places to choose from to park it, but West Glenwood was the place they felt most at home. Its hours are from 11 am to 2 pm and from 4 to 7 pm
“West Glenwood felt a little more like home and more like a permanent situation,” Erikson said. “I see the energy, and I think what’s needed down here is just a little bit more energy, you know, someone to really come down and get the ball rolling, if you will.”
They currently sit next to Defiance Outfitters, whose owners are also partners with Canyon Crepes.
“Having partners and people like that to help and support us has really made a difference and kept us going,” Erikson said. “We just think a lot about them, and their support has really made this possible in a way that it might not have been at this point in the journey.”
The couple previously worked for Defiance Rafting Co., Erikson as a raft guide and Lund on the administrative side. They both have a strong connection to the rafting community and want to give the people of West Glenwood some healthier options.
“Every time you go rafting or hiking or climbing or anything else it’s like, in the middle of summer, where do you go? Maybe DQ, or options are limited, especially healthy options,” Erikson said.
Although the original plan was to make smoothies as a healthy option, Lund realized he had another idea in the back of his head.
“It’s been in my family for generations, and it’s just a traditional recipe, just a normal one that you can find anywhere, but it’s the idea that we always get together as a family maybe once a month or once a week, and we have pancakes. together,” Lund said.
Lund’s grandparents lived in France for a few years doing humanitarian work and even had a couple of children there. His aunt operated a pancake business where Lund worked when he was younger.
“He made sweet and savory crepes, so I think that’s always been in the back of my mind,” Lund said. “It is something that is done very well and is easy. It’s delicious and tastes great, and you can really make it however you want.”
They said that they have about 20 different varieties, but they will only release a few at a time.
Lund and Erikson said they are so in love with the atmosphere of West Glenwood that they are offering deals to locals and the boating community. If you live in West Glenwood. be sure to mention it to get a punch card.
“We’re doing 50% for raft guides, but honestly, if someone from the local boating community, if they were to drag a boat up here, they get 50%,” Erikson said. “It’s a great boating community and we want to be a part of it. We’re also happy to send you out with some pancakes, whether you’re fishing, rafting, whitewater, or anything in between.”