Canyon Crepes brings a family feel to a quiet corner of West Glenwood

Canyon Crepes co-owners Matt Erikson and Christine Lund at their food truck in West Glenwood.
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Two Glenwood Springs residents recently retired from the rafting life to create a community in West Glenwood — with crepes.

“We want it to be a place where people want to come and be,” he said. “You know, kick it out on a porch for the first few months.”

Canyon Crepes Company, 77 Mel Ray Road, was conceived by life and business partners Matt Erikson and Christine Lund. After purchasing a food truck at Sunlight Mountain Resort, they had many places to park it, but West Glenwood was where they felt most comfortable. Their opening times are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m



“West Glenwood felt a little bit 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 actually come down and kind of get the ball rolling.”

They are currently seated alongside Defiance Outfitters, whose owners are also partners with Canyon Crepes.



“Having partners and people like that who really help and support us just made the difference and allowed us to get started,” said Erikson. “We just think a lot of them and their support has really made this possible in a way that might not have been there at this point in the journey.”

The couple previously worked for Defiance Rafting Co., with Erikson as a raft guide and Lund on the administrative side. Both have strong connections to the rafting community and want to bring healthier alternatives to the people of West Glenwood.

“Every time you do rafting or hiking or rock climbing or anything else it’s the middle of summer, where do you go? Maybe DQ, or limited choices, especially healthy choices,” Erikson said.

Although the original plan was to make smoothies as a healthy option, Lund realized she had a different idea in mind.

“It’s been in my family for generations and it’s just a traditional recipe, a regular recipe 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 crepes together,” said Lund.

Lund’s grandparents lived in France for a few years, doing humanitarian work and even having a couple of children there. Her aunt ran a crepe shop where Lund worked when she was younger.

“She made sweet and savory crepes, so I think that’s always been in the back of my mind,” Lund said. “It’s something that works really well and is simple. It’s delicious and it has great flavors and you can really make whatever you want.”

They said they have about 20 different varieties but will only release a few at a time.

Lund and Erikson said they are so drawn to the atmosphere at West Glenwood that they are making offers to local people and the boating community. If you live in West Glenwood. Be sure to mention it to get a punch card.

“We do 50% for rafting guides, but honestly, if someone from the local boating community tows a boat here, they get 50%,” Erikson said. “It’s a big boating community and we want to be a part of it. We’re also happy to send them off with some crepes, whether they’re fishing, rafting, whitewater rafting or anything else.”

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