Hayride & Chuck Wagon Cookout

Enjoy a hayride on the way to the chuck wagon cookout.

A hayride and a hoedown

Our chuck wagon cookouts are a Blue Bell tradition. This old-fashioned hayride takes you on a 45-minute scenic drive on the park's beautiful backroads to a mountain meadow canyon for a chuck wagon feast. Along the way, you can sing-along to classic country & folk music tunes and look for wildlife along the road. Each paying guest gets a souvenir cowboy hat and bandanna to help you play the part.


Reservations are required and must be made by 2 p.m. Call Blue Bell Lodge at 605-255-4531 to reserve your spot.

Late reservations and walk-ons will be accommodated on a “space available” basis until 5 p.m. Ask for exact departure time when making reservations. The chuck wagon will arrive back at the lodge around 8 p.m.

Questions? Contact us online or at 605-255-4531.

Menu options

Menu includes your choice of an 8 oz. choice sirloin steak or a 1/3 lb. hamburger with all the fixin’s, including cowboy beans, cornbread and honey, potato salad, coleslaw, watermelon, cookies, chuck wagon coffee and lemonade. A vegetarian option is also available. Please let us know when you make your reservation.


Adults: $56 | Children (under 12): $49
Children (3 years and under): Free
    (If they sit on a parent’s lap on the ride and eat from a parent’s plate.)
Group rate (10 or more): $49/person

Find where the chuck wagon takes off on our map