Join Us at the Rodeo
The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo is held every Thursday from June until late August, rain or shine.
Know Before You Go
Take a look at our Carbondale Rodeo FAQ page for important information to help you plan your excursion.
Dates and Times
- Gates Open 5:30pm
- Slack is at 6:00pm
- Grand Entry at 7:30pm Sharp
- Every Thursday: June 3rd - August 19, 2021
Carbondale Wild West Rodeo tickets can be purchased at the gate or purchased in advance at the Roaring Fork Valley Coop in Carbondale.
Individual tickets are $10/each or a book of six tickets can be purchased for $50 which saves $2/ticket. Children ten and under are free.
Ticket stubs contain a 20% discount on merchandise at the Roaring Fork Valley Coop. See our sponsor page under Roaring Fork Valley Coop to learn more about the merchandise available at the Roaring Fork Valley Coop.
Parking and seating areas are available for spectators with disabilities and/or mobility issues.
Up-front parking and a special seating area next to the fence with a close-up view of the action, is available for our spectators with disabilities and/or mobility issues. This parking is behind both bleachers; and the seating reserved for our guests with disabilities/mobility issues is located in front of the west bleachers (closest to Carbondale). BRING your own chairs as the seating area does not have chairs but is simply a reserved area for spectators with disabilities/mobility issues and their guests. Be sure and let the parking staff know you are headed to handicap parking so they are not trying to direct you to the main parking lots instead.
Map and Directions
Gus Darien Riding Arena
County Road 100 (Catherine Store Road)
Carbondale, CO 81623
If coming from Glenwood Springs on Highway 82 make a right at the light at County Road 100 (Catherine's Store Road) and follow the road. The rodeo will be on your right. If coming from Aspen on Highway 82, make a left at the light on County Road 100 (Catherine's Store Road) and follow the road to the arena. The rodeo will be on your right.
Admission is $10 per adult. Ten years old and under are free. Beginning in 2021 we are no longer offering the carload price. This has proved too difficult to manage at the gates for safety factors, timely entrance to rodeo and confusion on what constituted a carload. For questions about admissions contact Mike Kennedy, Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Association Board President at 970-379-3907.
Children under ten years are free as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
Discount season passes are available at the Roaring Fork Valley Coop on Highway 133 in Carbondale, CO. A book of six fully transferable tickets is $50.
Arena Fence Parking - Paid Parking
Parking around the arena fence has increased to $30 in 2021. Please put your money in the self serve envelopes in the yellow box on the white building located on the east end of the arena.