Bar D Chuckwagon
The Bar D Chuckwagon has served over two million guests during their 46 seasons. Located under the majestic red cliffs in the Animas Valley a few miles north of Durango, the Bar D has been open every summer evening since 1969, offering a live stage show and chuckwagon supper. The show lasts nearly an hour and is fun for the whole family. The Bar D Wranglers perform songs about the Old West in the style of classic cowboy movies. The show blends tunes with three-part harmony, high-energy instrumentals and comedy.
The show starts right after a delicious barbecue supper with a choice of roast beef, chicken breast, or rib-eye steak, including homemade biscuits, foil-wrapped potato and baked beans. The line can serve 700 guests in less than 30 minutes, using metal plates and cups reminiscent of those carried by the chuckwagons in the Old West.
The show is performed outdoors under the Colorado sky. When the weather is rainy, the eating area is covered. Supper is served at 7:30 p.m. sharp and the show finishes around 9:30 p.m. There are several souvenir shops with the feel of a frontier town, an authentic reconstruction of an Old West chapel and a miniature train for the kids to ride around the Bar D spread.
The Bar D Chuckwagon is an established Durango area attraction and offers a favorite experience for visitors and locals alike. Pick up a Bar D brochure at the Durango Visitors Center or find details at bardchuckwagon.com.
Reservations are required, call 970-247-5753. Tables are assigned from the stage back as guests arrive and buy their tickets. The ticket booth and shops open at 5:30 p.m. daily.