By Mashi Salomon, Local Travel Consultant
If you are looking for a satisfying and delicious western BBQ dinner paired with pure Southwest Colorado cowboy entertainment, look no further.
Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers is set in the beautiful Animas Valley in Durango, Colorado. You can take Hwy 550 N or take a small detour and drive north on County Road 250 where you will experience the valley’s red rock walls, green pastures, and mountain views. Parking is plentiful, and you will be greeted by delightful, western-theme costumed folks setting the mood for the night.
The property takes on a feel of a tiny theme park. Children will be delighted to ride the Bar D Train, play in the Lil’ Buckaroo Park, and try their hand at roping. Parents can relax, pick up gifts in the Bar-D gift shop, throw some horse shoes, or buy some locally-made Rocky Mountain Chocolate.
Once the supper bell goes off, you will be ushered to the seating area where community picnic tables are set up in rows. You’ll feel like you are at the world’s biggest family reunion!
The announcer organizes the supper line, and their friendly staff does a great job keeping the line moving. Your tin dinner plate will be overflowing with an array of delicious BBQ foods: your choice of roast beef, chicken, or steak, baked potatoes, oven-baked beans, homemade biscuits with butter, and chunky applesauce. Finish your meal with yummy old-fashioned spice cake and really, really good Cowboy coffee.
When everyone has had their fill, the Bar D Wranglers take the stage and provide entertainment suitable for any age. They are talented musicians and sing songs about the old west and make you laugh with their comedy stage show. There were smiles on everyone’s faces, including the kiddos.
Bar D Suppers is a true western experience to be enjoyed by all. Come check it out and see for yourself!