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Old West Dinner Cookout


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!

Guests not staying at Roosevelt Lodge must allow ample time to drive to meeting location: Roosevelt Corrals, 105 Roosevelt Lodge Rd, Yellowstone, WY 82190 . Drive time could be significant depending on your location and park traffic.

For the safety of our guests and employees, management reserves the right to cancel and fully refund any corral activity due to severe weather or the forecast of severe weather. Thank you for your understanding. 

Old West Dinner Cookout Highlights

  • Menu featuring 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.
  • Duration of entire adventure is approximately 2-1/2 to 5 hours depending on choice of horseback ride or wagon ride.
  • Since the cookout takes place in the evening, 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.

Horseback Ride to Cookout

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.

  • Closed-toed shoes are required.  No flip flops or sandals.
  • Long pants are recommended.
  • Guests should arrive approximately 10 minutes prior to the check-in times, in order to get weighed, receive safety equipment, and to fill out required paperwork.
  • All riders under the age of 18 must wear a company provided helmet.  Helmets for adults are available upon request.
  • Guests traveling via horseback must be at least 8 years old, at least 48 inches tall, weigh under 240 lbs., and 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 under 3 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. Any minor (under 18) must be accompanied by an adult (over 18).

Old West Dinner Cookout from Roosevelt Corrals – Dates & Rates for 2024
Empty HeadingOperating DatesCheck-In TimeAdult Rate

Child Rate
Under 3 free
1 hour HorsebackJune 8 - August 7, 20244:15 pm$116$100 (8-11)
August 8 - September 2, 20243:15 pm$116$100 (8-11)
WagonJune 8 - August 7, 20244:45 pm$84$65 (3-11)
August 8 - September 4, 20243:45 pm$84$65 (3-11)
September 5 - September 8, 20242:45 pm$84$65 (3-11)

If you feel we did a great job, our guides always welcome gratuities though they are not included in the rate.

Tips for an Enjoyable Horseback Ride

If traveling by horseback, please leave these extra items behind: 
• Backpacks, fanny packs, belt packs, purses, or camera bags
• Bear Spray
• Water bottles
• Extra camera lenses or full-size video cameras

Items allowed, but not recommended:
• Wallet and keys (or guests should move the items to a front pocket to avoid losing them)
• Earrings and jewelry (may get caught in clothing or reins)