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Chuckwagon Supper & Original Western Stage Show

Nightly May 25 – Oct 12, 2024

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Everything You Need to Know about the Chuckwagon Supper and Original Western Show

How much does it cost?

Sunday through Friday:

  • General Admission: $65
  • Seniors (65+): $60
  • Military (retired/active): $60
  • Children 12 and younger: $30
  • Lap size:  Free
    • Must be under 3
    • Must sit on parent’s lap
    • Must eat from parent’s plate


  • General Admission: $70
  • Seniors (65+): $65
  • Military (retired/active): $65
  • Children 12 and younger: $35
  • Lap size : Free
    • Must be under 3
    • Must sit on parent’s lap
    • Must eat from parent’s plate

There is tax and a small processing fee added to each ticket.

What is the schedule?

  • 5:00 PM Gates Open
  • 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Western Grounds
  • 6:30 PM Dinner is served
  • 7:30 PM Original Western Stage Show – Flying W Wranglers
  • 8:30 PM Departure

Can we arrive early?

The gates do not open until 5:00 PM

What do we do on arrival?

Flying W staff will direct you to the parking lot and then direct your party to the ticket booth where one person from your party will receive seat assignments for the entire party (as well as be given tickets to the Flying W Ranch Chuckwagon Supper).

What’s on the menu?

  • Smoked Brisket
  • Berbere Chicken
  • Foil-Wrapped Potato w/ Sour Cream and Cheddar Cheese
  • Flying W Trail Beans
  • Chunky Applesauce
  • Dutch-Oven Biscuits w/ Honey or Jam
  • Old Fashioned Spice Cake

Can I have a vegetarian or a gluten-free option?

Yes, when you place your reservation online, there will be a box to indicate how many vegetarian or gluten-free meals you will need. The vegetarian meal will include anything you want from the regular serving line (baked potato, beans, biscuit, etc) and a freshly cooked veggie & pasta plate. The only items in our regular menu that have gluten in them are the biscuit and spice cake. We substitute a freshly baked gluten free cookie for the spice cake.

Fun Things To Do Before the Show

What is there to do in Western Grounds between 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm?

  • Magnificent Red Rock formations
  • Russell M. Wolfe Narrow Gauge train through Christmas Rock
  • Christmas Rock Incline
  • Sweetwater Plains Dancers
  • Navajo rug weaver
  • Horseshoe demonstrations
  • Gift Shops
  • Horse and Carriage
  • Participate in axe throwing & archery
  • American Milking Devon Oxen Drives
  • Bison Outlook
  • Ranch Animals:  Horses, goats, pigs, sheep, turkeys, chickens
  • Petting Zoo
  • Miniature Horse and Donkey Play
  • Mountain Streams and Ponds

Group Seating

I have 30 people in my group (all on the same reservation); do we all need to stand in line to check in?

No. Only one person (per reservation) needs to go to the Ticket Booth to collect the tickets for that Chuckwagon Supper (with the respective seat assignments).

How is seating determined?

In the Mountain Stream Lodge, all seats are excellent.  Seat assignments are given upon arrival.  Large groups are pre-seated.

Sitting Together as a Group

We made separate reservations/will be making separate reservations but want to all sit together as a group. How can we do that?

  • First, decide on a name for your group, ie, “Smith Family”, “Hansen Birthday”, “Taylor Group”.
  • If you have not yet made reservations, please inform everyone in your group that when they make their reservation, they will need to put the group name in the Comment box. This will alert our Ticket Booth of the names of those who wish to be seated together.
  • If you have ALREADY made reservations, please either email [email protected] or call (719) 598-4000 ext 2 so that we may gather the names/reservation numbers of those in your group. We will then place a note in the reservations with the group name. This will alert our Ticket Booth of the names of those who wish to be seated together.



Does the military discount apply to the whole family or just the military member?

The military discount applies to the active/retired military member only and does not extend to other family members unless they are also active/retired military.


Senior tickets are available for guests 65 years of age and older.

Lap-size Seating

What does “Lap-size” mean in the ticket choices? Does the child get their own small plate?

In order to be considered lapsize (and therefore free), there are three criteria that must be met (all three):

  1. Must be under 3
  2. Must sit on parent’s lap
  3. Must eat from parent’s plate

Will we be eating inside or outside?

Dinner is served in the stunning Mountain Stream Lodge which has rolling glass walls exposing the beautiful surrounding land/rock scapes.  The walls are always open during the Chuckwagon season and since evenings can be chilly, jackets are recommended.

For the Gatherings and the Christmas Jubilee, the walls are closed and the Mountain Stream Lodge’s radiant floor heating and the wood burning fireplaces render the lodge very cozy.


Do you have a handicap parking lot? What accommodations do you make for handicapped patrons?

We have two parking lots. As you drive through the Ranch gates, a parking attendant will show you where the handicap-accessible lot is.

  • The Mountain Stream Lodge is ADA-compliant.
  • We offer shuttle rides on golf carts between the parking lot, ticket booth, and venue for guests who need one.
  • If you are unable to stand in the serving line, Flying W staff will be happy to help.
  • Flying W makes every effort to seat guests with wheelchairs on the end of a table

Adding People to a Reservation

We’ve already made reservations but need to add one (or two, etc.) more to our reservation. How can we do that?

While we cannot add to an existing reservation, you can:

  • Place an additional reservation and put a note in the Comment box that you would like the new reservations to be seated with (Name on prior reservation). This will alert our Ticket Booth of the names of those who wish to be seated together.

Do you celebrate birthdays/anniversaries/etc.?

Yes! Our Wranglers will do a collective shoutout from the stage for birthdays and anniversaries!

Epilepsy Warnings

The Flying W Ranch is a live musical performance venue.  On occasion, the Flying W Ranch uses stroboscopic effects during musical performances, which may be a factor in triggering epileptic seizures.  Individuals subject to seizures should attend at their own risk.

Stolen Property, Seating, and Photography Information

The Flying W Ranch is not responsible for lost or stolen property.  Seating at the Flying W Ranch is subject to availability.  Entry into the Flying W Ranch constitutes consent to use any film, video or likeness to the bearer.

Refund Policy

No refunds.  No exchanges.  No cash value.  Tickets are valid only for the date and time scheduled.  Tickets may not be substituted for merchandise.

Entry to the Flying W Ranch

Entry to the Flying W Ranch is subject to health and safety policies in place at the time of admission. Attending public gatherings risks possible exposure to illness from infectious diseases.  Ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risks and danger incidental to the event for which the ticket is issued, whether occurring prior to, during or after the event.

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Welcome to the Flying W Ranch. Our group event ranch venue is known for its unparalleled views, welcoming atmosphere, and world-class service. From wide-open indoor spaces with rustic “saddle” decor to expansive outdoor areas with magnificent mountain views complete with sandstone rock formations, western ponderosa pines, brilliant blue skies, and the charm of a working cattle ranch, you have the freedom to customize the Flying W Ranch venue according to your specific needs.

Hosting Groups from 20-6,000

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Where the Adventurous and Romantic Spirit of the West Meets Modern Event Venue Amenities

The 4th generation owners of the Flying W Ranch understand that people love to go on a journey into the historic aspects and culture of the West. Keeping the Colorado Experience alive is a cornerstone of the Flying W Ranch. We strive to provide that one-of-a-kind experience to everyone who walks through our gates. Allow the Flying W Ranch to be the setting of your next great event, and leave with memories to last a lifetime.

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Hosting Large Events

At the Flying W Ranch, you can host 20 to 900 people indoors and from 20 to 6,000 people outdoors (in the warm weather months) in a captivating, 1,450-acre working Colorado cattle ranch.

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Beautiful, Secluded, Convenient Location

Located in the foothills of Pikes Peak and minutes above Colorado Springs, the Flying W Ranch is less than a 30-minute drive to the COS airport, Broadmoor Hotel, Cheyenne Mountain Conference Center, and other popular local hotels. The Ranch is a 1.5-hour drive south of Denver’s airport (DIA).

Providing the Colorado Experience for Over 70 Years

The Flying W Ranch team has been providing the Colorado Experience for 70+ years. You can relax while the experts manage the whole thing.

Praise for Our Events

John O.

We had an exceptional time at the Flying W! You won’t find a better dinner and Western show in Colorado, and I’ve yet to see a better dinner and stage performance anywhere else either. A wonderful time from start to finish. 

Michael F.

Wonderful family experience. The staff are great and have done a fantastic job of rebuilding the ranch after the fire approx 10 years ago. Variety of activities and animals to see before the dinner shoe, so give yourself time if interested.

Justin C.

We had a great time at Flying W Ranch! Be sure to show up when the gates open. There’s a lot to do before the dinner and show starts. The food was great, and plenty of it. The musicians are very talented and out on a great show. We look forward to going back!

Nicole H.

This place is awesome, every detail! Greeted by go cart on arrival to take you to the dining hall. Beautiful dining hall! Every single person who works there is very accommodating and helpful. There are plenty of activities while waiting for dinner and a show! Food was excellent and plenty.

Susannah Z.

I had my Rehearsal Dinner here. I am actually at a loss of words to express my gratitude to Leigh Ann and Ruth. We felt like family. The grounds are absolutely magical and having the entire place to ourselves was instrumental in creating a feeling of being miles away from civilization and we never wanted to leave. Literally my entire wedding party of thirty-seven people agreed that it was the one of most unique experiences they had ever had.

Melissa C.

What a fun evening at the Ranch! We took a group of kids and put of town guests, there was something for everyone. Great atmosphere, the hike was beautiful, kids loved interactions with the animals. The food was hearty, and the musical talent was superb.

Jacey S., Scheels

In January, we held our 500-employee celebration of the successful opening of the Colorado Springs store. The event far exceeded our expectations.  The large LED video wall allowed us to have the most powerful awards ceremony ever. In addition, all five hundred of us watched the game.  The food and service were amazing.  Dancing was great, as the acoustics are fantastic.  I highly recommend the Flying W for any corporate event.

Cathi S., ERA Shields

We held our awards event for ERA Shields last year for the first time at Flying W.  Everyone liked it so much, we decided to go back and have it here again this year.  We love, the venue, the food and the service.  There is no place like it in Colorado Springs.

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The westward expansion in the 1840’s and 1850’s was made possible largely due to American Milking Devon Cattle. For a variety of reasons, this breed of oxen made it possible for early frontier settlers to travel long distances and farm the hard soil needed to settle the West. This beautiful and historic breed is currently on The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy list as critically endangered.

American Milking Devon Cattle are residents of the Flying W Ranch, and we support them as authentic exhibits of Western life. We believe in giving back to support the heritage of the West and the institutions that are the very foundation of the American way of life. We prioritize excellence in our event and entertainment services as well as being purpose-driven leaders in serving our country in a way that tangibly impacts lives. That’s what is at stake for a true pillar of the West, and the Flying W Ranch is committed to saving this important part of Western Heritage.

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About the Flying W Ranch

One of the last remaining original ranches in the state of Colorado, the Douglas homestead became the Flying W Ranch and has been owned and worked by the same family since 1947.  Hard work, integrity, and perseverance have been the deep-rooted values of the family for four generations. The Ranch is credited with introducing the quarter horse to the state of Colorado, raising champion Herford bulls, and rebounding from a devastating fire. The natural beauty of the Ranch is unmatched in the state of Colorado.

Activities at the Ranch

  • Flying W Wranglers Original Western Stage Show
  • Red Mountain Dance Barn
  • 20′ by 12′ LED Video Wall
  • Private Rough Stock Rodeos
  • Private Ranch Rodeos
  • Cattle Drives
  • Narrow Guage Train
  • Hiking to Christmas Rock Overlook
  • Native American Dancing and Drumming
  • Navajo Rug Weaving
  • Carriage Rides
  • Horseback Riding
  • Pony Play
  • Axe Throwing
  • Archery
  • Hat Branding
  • Fireworks
  • Campfire Singalongs
  • Ranch Animal Petting Zoo
  • Horse Shoeing Demonstrations
  • Roping Demonstrations
  • Horseshoe Pits

Amenities at the Ranch

  • Indoor and Outdoor Events
  • Majestic Saddle Ballroom
  • Rustic Oxen Barn Hollow
  • Red Mountain Valley
  • Stage & Dance Floor
  • Huge Parking Area
  • Scenic Mountain Backdrop
  • Mountain Streams and Duck-Filled Ponds

Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Colorado Experience?

The Colorado Experience and the Flying W Ranch encapsulate breathtaking beauty, extraordinarily large blue skies, and the romantic spirit of the Colorado Cowboy and his spirited horse.  The Native American tribes are honored.  The soaring Rocky Mountains, the goliath red rocks, and the native wildlife (Big Horn Sheep, White-tail Deer, Black Bear, Mountain Lions, Bobcats) assure Colorado and the Flying W to be a haven for outdoor enthusiasts.  The Flying W Ranch encapsulates all that is Colorado and will evoke memories that will last a lifetime.

When are the Chuckwagon Suppers?

We are open 6 nights a week May though October. Gates open at 5:00. Dinner is at 6:30 and the show starts at 7:30. It is all over by 8:30 PM. Between 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM you can enjoy our beautiful Western Grounds with majestic red rocks, ranch animals, water events, and old west and Colorado activities.

Visit our Chuckwagon Supper Shows page.

How do I book an event?

To book a memorable event at the Flying W Ranch, please visit the book an event page.

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