Hop Aboard! Hop Aboard!

A Sylvan Dale Wagon Ride is an "ease back" way to engage with family, friends or co-workers. Prairie dogs will be on hand to greet you. Mares with their foals are a spring-time treat. Keep your eyes open—you may catch a glimpse of a coyote or bighorn sheep …or perhaps even a bear!

Wagon rides and hayrides are a wonderfully relaxing way to enjoy our beautiful scenery. Climb aboard our tractor-drawn or horse-drawn wagon for a refreshing ride and guided tour of the ranch. You'll get to discover some of our 3200 acres and learn about Sylvan Dale history and the natural surroundings.


Wagon rides are great for birthday celebrations, group picnics, family reunions, and team-development, and the jingle of brass sleigh bells are a memorable touch to your Holiday Party. After your ride, stop for a campfire and S’mores! Or experience a slice of the Old West with an authentic Sylvan Dale Chuck Wagon Dinner. How about some toe-tapping cowboy guitars to make your event complete?

A visit to the Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch is not complete without a hayride. I'm not sure why I like the hayride so much. Maybe it's the scenery and the setting of the Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, or a chance to visit with other patrons of the Ranch or the romance of being on a horse-drawn wagon and holding my wife's hand. I find it relaxing.

— Orville

Kids love the gift of an authentic horse-drawn wagon ride for birthday party excitement. Wagon rides also make a distinctly different activity following your rehearsal dinner. For weddings, a wagon ride with our beautiful Belgians is an unforgettable and romantic reward.

Hayrides are Loads of Fun!

Hayrides are "Loads" of Fun!

Along the Foothills Trail the Prairie Dogs will be on hand to greet you and, depending on the time of year, the Home Pastures will be dotted with the Ranch’s livestock—foals and calves — a special springtime treat!

There's really no good reason not to treat yourself to a wagon ride. Hayrides or wagon rides invite a special time and have the magical ability to create and evoke warm memories — you probably won't find this service offered at a downtown hotel!

Hayride Rates: Hayride Rates:

Sylvan Dale Wagon Rides are reasonably priced making this fun event easily affordable.


Wagon Rides

Rides average 30-40 minutes.

  • Horse-drawn Wagon Ride- rates start at $125
  • Tractor-drawn Wagon Ride- rates start at $95

Site Rentals to accompany your wagon ride

  • The Hilltop - includes picnic tables, horsehoe pits and campfire, $75 (2 hours)
  • Cottonwood Gulch – includes picnic tables, campfire, hiking trails, tire swings, horseshoe pits and balance beams, $200 (4 hours)

Tasty Chow

  • Ooey Gooey Campfire S’mores…a classic, $5 per person
  • Chuck wagon dinner at Echo Lake features BBQ brisket, ranch-style corn bread, calico beans, coleslaw, and Dutch oven cobbler with whipped cream.
    • Adults (age 13+), $45/person
    • Youth (age 7-12), $30/person
    • Child (age 3-6), $20/person
    • Under 3, always free

Western Fun

  • Guitar Pickin' Cowboy- Ask our planner for rates (2 hours)…Pickin' n’ singin’ on the wagon or by the campfire!
  • Learn to Lasso- $30/hour
  • Lead-around rides- $40/hour…Great fun for the little buckaroos!

Summer Dude Ranch Vacation guests enjoy a complimentary Welcome Hayride!