Cowboy Cookout

Adventure Overview

Cowboy Cookout with Live Music

Reservations now available for June 19th – September 21st

Bair Ranch is a working ranch nestled in the heart of Glenwood Canyon, surrounded by towering cliffs, lush pastures, forests, and the soothing melody of the Colorado River. Established in 1919, the ranch exudes old-world charm that echoes the history of the Wild West, and is only a short drive from Glenwood Springs and the Eagle Vail Valley.

The sharing of food has brought people together since the beginning of time. It’s how we make friends, nurture relationships, celebrate milestones, mend conflicts and feel gratitude for life. The call of “supper’s ready” was a central part of the Wild West, and continues to this day on ranches across the West.

Our cookout embraces the communal table that essentially seats more than one party at a time. Up until the 20th century, communal tables were a common sight in halls of the Wild West. This cookout values togetherness as an opportunity to strengthen bonds, share stories, relax and get to know each other and strangers alike. It’s an outdoor dining experience set against the stunning backdrop of Glenwood Canyon.

Guests indulge in a traditional Wild West dinner, all washed down with some sarsaparilla, root beer, homemade lemonade, and sweet tea while live country music plays in the background.

Saddle up, partner! you can grab yer boots and yer own Hooch ’cause you are allowed to BYOB at this hoedown . Now, heed this message: Colorado’s got its own set of liquor laws, so mind yer Ps and Qs. That means obeyin’ the age limits for swiggin’ and keepin’ yer wits about ya.

At this here hoedown, you’ll be pourin’ and mixin’ yer own drinks, so come ready with yer favorite libations. We’ll supply the opener, cups and ice, but it’s up to y’all to handle the rest. So let’s gather ’round and raise a toast to good company and clear skies! Yeehaw!

Traditional Wild West Dinner:

  • Flame-kissed Steaks
  • Vegetarian Chili
  • Cowboy Mac and Cheese
  • Western-Style Baked Beans
  • Cornbread
  • Cowboy Caviar [black-eyed peas and black beans, chopped tomatoes, corn, bell pepper, onion and cilantro tossed in tangy Italian dressing]
  • Baked Potato
  • Cobbler
  • S’mores Bar
  • Children’s Burgers
  • Vegetarian and Gluten-Free options

We also offer exhilarating Ranch Adventures before dinner, providing an opportunity to explore the rugged charm of the area and they all end just in time to head up to our cookout area where you can kick back and relax knowing you’re in great hands for the evening!

Offered every Wednesday – Saturday, June 19th – September 3rd with limited availability, there’s no time to waste.


  • A good old-fashioned cup of coffee brewed over a campfire.
  • Rolling green pasture setting
  • Orientation speech on the history of the ranch and ranching
  • Games of horseshoes and bean bag toss
  • Lasso roping
  • Live country music


Adventure Facts

Bair Ranch
3 Hours
Adult (13+)
Youth (12 & Under)
18% Auto-Gratuity added for the Cowboy Cookout