Wild West Rodeo

For 12 Weeks in June through August - Rain or Shine

Alpine Equine Hospital -- Time to Ride
May 27, 2019

Update June 10, 2019 Alpine Equine Hospital Still Seeking Volunteers for Time to Ride

Update — Crystal River Ranch, Martin Ranch and Skyline Ranch have been generous enough to offer horses for the kids to ride during Time to Ride this season. Alpine Equine Hospital is still seeking volunteers.

Thanks to the named ranches generosity there will be gentle horses for kids horseback time for Time to Ride at the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo on July 11th, 18th, 25th and August 1st.

Volunteers are still needed who can help with the kids horseback activities on these nights. They also welcome those who would like to help with monetary donations for the program.

Each night of Time to Ride requires between 4 to 5 volunteers to help youngsters be able to enjoy a horseback ride arena side in a safe penned environment. You can contact Chuck Maker, DVM Alpine Equine Hospital at 970-379-7100 or email at [email protected]

A big thanks to Dr. Maker and Alpine Equine Hospital for providing this fun activity for youngsters at the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo.

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Welcome to the Rodeo

The Carbondale Rodeo Committee is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization committed to keeping the Roaring Fork Valley’s western heritage alive by offering a fun family-oriented event for residents and visitors alike. The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo is held every Thursday from June until late August, rain or shine.

2023 Rodeo Season

The 2023 rodeo season will begin on Thursday, June 1st and continue through Thursday, August 17th. Come down to the rodeo every Thursday evening for 12 weeks with slack at 6:00 p.m. and the main performance at 7:30 p.m.


Learn more about the changes and what to expect for the 2023 rodeo season here! 

Get Involved

To volunteer, email Mike Kennedy at:
[email protected]  or call at:
(970) 379-3907

Reserve Arena Side Parking

We are excited to announce the introduction of our premium arena side online parking reservation system new for the 2023 season!

Arena side parking tickets go on sale every Wednesday starting at 12 pm through the rodeo season!

Leaving your vehicles at the arena or on Willow Lane early will no longer be allowed for the 2023 season!!  We hope you'll enjoy the convenience of reserving your premium arena-side parking in advance.  

Purchase your arena-side parking tickets HERE!!