Hayride & Chuck Wagon Cookout

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

Come along for a hayride and a hoedown

Be part of a Blue Bell tradition. This old-fashioned hayride takes you on a 45-minute scenic drive on the park's beautiful backroad to a mountain meadow canyon for a chuck wagon feast. On the way, you can sing along to classic country and folk music—and maybe catch a sighting of the wildlife! 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 4 p.m. Ask for exact departure time when making reservations. (Depending on the time of year, departure time will vary between 4:30pm and 5:30pm). The chuck wagon will arrive back at the lodge around dark.

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

Menu options

Menu includes your choice of either an 8 oz. choice sirloin steak or a 1/3 lb hamburger, with all the fixin’s:

  • Cowboy beans
  • Cornbread and honey
  • Potato salad
  • Coleslaw
  • Watermelon
  • Cookies
  • Chuck wagon coffee
  • Lemonade 

Please note: vegetarian options are also available. Simply let us know when you make your reservation.


Adults: $58 | Children (under 12): $51
Children (3 years and under): Free
    (If they sit on a parent’s lap on the ride and eat from a parent’s plate.)

Find where the chuck wagon takes off on our map