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.

2024 Rodeo Season

The 2024 rodeo season will begin on Thursday, June 6th, and continue through Thursday, August 22nd. Come down to the rodeo every Thursday evening for 12 weeks. 

  • Gates open at 5 pm 
  • Slack is at 5:45 pm
  • Grand Entry is at 7:30
Get Involved

Join us in preserving the Western heritage of the Roaring Fork Valley by volunteering for the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo! Contribute to a meaningful cause, build lasting connections, and enjoy personal satisfaction in supporting a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the spirit of the Wild West. Whether you're experienced with livestock or not, there's a role for you. Sign up today and make a difference at the Carbondale Rodeo!


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

Reserve Arena Fence Parking

We are excited to continue the premium arena fence online parking reservation system for the 2024 season!

Arena fence parking tickets go on sale every Wednesday starting at noon through the rodeo season and typically sell out within minutes.

Remember, leaving your vehicles at the arena or on Willow Lane early is no longer allowed. 

Learn more about premium arena fence parking tickets HERE.