An evening you won’t soon forget

Evening Tour

Grab the saddles and hitch up the wagon for an evening you won’t soon forget. You can ride out to Yancy’s Hole 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!

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Old West Cookout Menu

  • Steak (12 oz. serving for adults, 6 oz. for children)
  • Coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans, chuck wagon corn, corn muffins, watermelon, fruit crisp, and assorted beverages.
  • Vegetarian meals can be accommodated with advance notice.

Horseback Ride to Cookout

One-Hour Ride
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)

Two-Hour Ride
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.

Insider Tips

  • Since the cookout begins at dusk, this can be a perfect time to watch wildlife in the Roosevelt area.
  • One of the highlights of the cookout is enjoying a good old fashioned cup of coffee brewed over a campfire.
  • Some of the best cobbler around is served during the cookout. Be sure to save room for dessert.
Old West Dinner Cookout – Roosevelt – Dates & Rates for 2016
  Operating Dates Days of the Week Check-In Adult Rate Child Rate
2 hour Horseback 6/4/16 – 8/12/16 Daily 3:30pm $89 $82 (8-11)
8/13/16 – 9/4/16 Daily 2:30pm $89 $82 (8-11)
1 hour Horseback 6/4/16 – 8/12/16 Daily 4:15pm $80 $69 (8-11)
8/13/16 – 9/4/16 Daily 3:15pm $80 $69 (8-11)
Wagon 6/4/16 – 8/12/16 Daily 4:45pm $60 $48 (3-11)
8/13/16 – 9/4/16 Daily 3:45pm $60 $48 (3-11)
9/5/16 – 9/10/16 Daily 2:45pm $60 $48 (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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July wagon ride and cookout

Jul 15, 2016 by Genna Heath

It's not always easy planning family vacation activities, but the Roosevelt cookout receives rave reviews all around! The staff, especially our shotgun rider David, were kind, knowledgeable about and passionate about their jobs. The food was great. We saw bear, yellow bellied marmots, badgers, mule dear, coyote, whistle pigs and bison. Two thumbs up!

Old West Cookout

Jul 06, 2016 by Karen LeBlanc

Awesome time! We did both the Wagon and horse back to the cookout. It was a great time and experience and truly recommend it! I wish we could remember the names of our driver and guide - they were both fantastic!

Step Back in Time-Wonderful Dinner!!

Jun 22, 2016 by Wendy Norton

We reserved this 8 months in advance and really enjoyed our experience. We took the wagons and our driver was Hannah and our guide was Chuck, he was outstanding, The hospitality of the Xanterra employees is outstanding many great conversations were had. The food was good, all-you-can-eat coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans, chuck wagon corn, corn muffins, watermelon, fruit crisp, and assorted beverages. The Cowboy coffee was thick and fabulous!! We saw bison and marmot on the way in and out, it was chilly but we dressed for the weather. It was amazing to see everyone disconnected from devices and families taking and having a good time, stepping back in time gives us back some quality of life. This is a must for a real authentic Yellowstone experience!

Yellowstone National Park Lodges, Wyoming , USA 5.0 5.0 9 9 It's not always easy planning family vacation activities, but the Roosevelt cookout receives rave reviews all around! The staff, especially our shotgun rider David, were kind, know
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