Grab the saddles and hitch up the wagon for an evening you won’t soon forget. You can ride out to Pleasant Valley on a horse or in a covered wagon. When you arrive you’ll find those cooks dishin’ up some real cowboy grub at our popular Old West Dinner Cookout.
The coffee’s brewin’ over the open campfire, and our wranglers love talkin’ your ears off over a strong “cup o’ Joe!” When we ring the “dinner bell”, you’ll line up for real western beef steaks cooked to order, our signature Roosevelt Baked Beans, potato salad, coleslaw, cornbread muffins, and fruit crisp. And if all this is not enough, you’ll find your boots tappin’ to old western songs sung by our singin’ cowboy. You may have come here as a city slicker, but you’ll go back as a regular cowpoke!
The one-hour ride goes through sagebrush flats (following the trail used for the regular one-hour horse ride) to the cookout site. The return ride is direct and takes about 30 minutes. (To ride a horse a person must be at least 8 years old, 48 inches tall and weigh under 240 lbs, understand English, ages 8-17 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or over)
The 2-hour rides goes through woods, sagebrush flats, and meadows (following the trail used for the regular 2 hour horse ride) to the cookout site. The return ride is direct and takes about 30 minutes. (To ride a horse a person must be at least 8 years old, 48 inches tall and weigh under 240 lbs, understand English, ages 8-17 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or over)
Wagon Ride to Cookout
Ride takes 30 – 45 minutes and goes through sagebrush flats (following the same road used for the stagecoach rides) to the cookout site. The wagons are canvas-covered with padded bench seats; each wagon is drawn by two horses.
Children 2 and under are free if they share from adult’s plate and ride on a lap. Child rate applies for children 3 – 11 years who will have their own plate. Children 11 and under must be accompanied by someone 18 years or older.
|Empty Heading||Operating Dates||Days of the Week||Check-In||Adult Rate||Child Rate|
|2 hour Horseback||6/10/17 – 8/11/17||Daily||3:30pm||$94||$86 (8-11)|
|8/12/17 – 9/3/17||Daily||2:30pm||$94||$86 (8-11)|
|1 hour Horseback||6/10/17 – 8/11/17||Daily||4:15pm||$87||$72 (8-11)|
|8/12/17 – 9/3/17||Daily||3:15pm||$87||$72 (8-11)|
|Wagon||6/10/17 – 8/11/17||Daily||4:45pm||$63||$50 (3-11)|
|8/12/17 – 9/3/17||Daily||3:45pm||$63||$50 (3-11)|
|9/4/17 – 9/9/17||Daily||2:45pm||$63||$50 (3-11)|
*To ride a horse a person must be at least 8 years old, 48 inches tall and weigh under 240 lbs, understand English, ages 8-17 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or over
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My family went this past June. Loved the ride to the site. We were lucky to be in the first wagon so didn't have to deal with dust. The dining site was beautiful and the food was awesome. We plan on going back in 2018 and will definitely will be doing the cookout again.
Our family had the best time! The horses were beautiful and sweet (Comanche, Stubby, Señor and Snickers were perfect for us) and the wranglers were so much fun and so helpful, teaching us all more about the horses and riding. The views along the trail were unbelievingly gorgeous - way better than anything you'll see from your car. The meal at the end of the night was great, and listening to country classics while enjoying the view was something special. All of the people that made this experience come together were fantastic and we are so appreciative.
This was so much fun. Our wagon driver Joel and his sidekick James were an absolute riot. The food was great and the coffee was the best I ever had. If I ever visit Yellowstone again, this dinner is a definite again.
Dinner was great...the wagon ride great...Chuck was on wagon #7 and he and the driver made our evening complete...hats off to all involved as this was definitely well worth the money....Thank you....
David and Cindy were the team on the cookout. David did a great job keeping us entertained and informed about flora and fauna as well as historical background about YNP including some corny (and some pretty funny) jokes. They both really to help make the cookout memorable. The steaks and fixings were great and Justin made some incredible cowboy coffee! All in all it was one of the highlights of the trip and worth it!