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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 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

To ride a horse a person must be at least 8 years old, 48 inches tall and weigh under 240 lbs, and understand English. Ages 8-17 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or over.

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.

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.

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).

Insider Tips

  • 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.
Old West Dinner Cookout from Roosevelt Corrals – Dates & Rates for 2023
Empty HeadingOperating DatesDays of the WeekCheck-InAdult Rate

Child Rate
Under 3 free
2 hour HorsebackJune 3, 2023 - August 7, 2023Daily3:30 pm$135$120 (8-11)
August 8, 2023 - September 4, 2023Daily2:30 pm$135$120 (8-11)
1 hour HorsebackJune 3, 2023 - August 7, 2023Daily4:15 pm$110$95 (8-11)
August 8, 2023 - September 4, 2023Daily3:15 pm$110$95 (8-11)
WagonJune 3, 2023 - August 7, 2023Daily4:45 pm$80$62 (3-11)
August 8, 2023 - September 4, 2023Daily3:45 pm$80$62 (3-11)
September 5, 2023 - September 10, 2023Daily2:45 pm$80$62 (3-11)

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