Summer evenings in Chama now include entertainment beyond watching the river flow in its banks or the beer flow in the local tavern. The Elkhorn Lodge, 2663 S. US 84 (tel. 800/532-8874 or 575/756-2105;, sponsors a Chuckwagon Cowboy Dinner Saturday evenings. Guests chow down on beef brisket, beans, and corn bread while watching a historical western narrative told through guitar music and singing. Kids like the food and the fun story. Reservations required; contact Elkhorn Lodge. Performances start at 7pm, and prices run $20 for adults and $9 for children 12 and under; children under 2 eat free (no plate).

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