letter from the manager

Hello Rodeo Fans,

We are so excited to start our 2021 True Western Roundup season and are so thrilled you have decided to join us!

True Western Roundup opened its doors in 2014 and is truly a community event. Our mission is to promote the sport of rodeo and preserve our western heritage with a positive family atmosphere.

We would like to thank our partnering businesses for choosing the True Western Roundup for your sponsorship. We recognize your dedication to preserving our western heritage. The success of our rodeo series is greatly enhanced by the cooperation of these companies and we encourage our fans to support the businesses who support True Western Roundup

We also thank our friendly True Western Roundup staff and vendors who work hard to ensure your visit to True Western Roundup is a great entertainment experience.

While we try to provide you with the most current information, sometimes last-minute weather or events happen that are out of our control. The best form of communication will be on our Facebook page and website. If in doubt, please call before you haul and check sites regularly for updates.

Thank you for being a part of True Western Roundup!
Pam Glasco
True Western Roundup Producer



When and where is the True Western Roundup?

This 2021 season True Western Roundup takes place at both the La Plata County Fairgrounds – 2500 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301 & the Montezuma County Fairgrounds – 30100 US-160, Cortez, CO 81321

Durango Dates:
Open Rodeo Wednesday –  June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 ~ July 7, 14, 21, 28

Cortez Dates:
Open Rodeo Saturday –  May 15 ~ July 3, 24, 31 ~ August 21 ~ Sept 18 
Junior Rodeo Saturday – June 19
Cowgirls Kickin’ Cancer Women’s Rodeo Saturday – October 16

Gates open at 5:00pm, the show starts at 6:30pm.

Where do I get tickets?

Tickets can be purchased at TrueWestRodeo.com/tickets . Or at the gate the day of the rodeo.

Tickets purchased online are through Eventbrite.

What events happen at True Western Roundup?

All events happen every night at the True Western Roundup! Saddle Bronc Riding, Ranch Bronc Riding, Breakaway Roping, Mutton Bustin, Steer Riding, Barrel Racing, Team Roping, Bull Riding.

Any event may not been seen on a particular night for any reason, depending on the number of contestants who register.

Who goes to a rodeo?

The True Western Roundup is for everyone! Any given night at the rodeo you will find families, Durango locals, groups and visitors from all over the 4 corners and the world. 

Rain or shine?

Rain or shine we rodeo!

Check our social media sites for weather updates.

Is there food at the rodeo?

Every night our good friends at T’s Smokehouse set up shop in the concession stand providing great BBQ. 

Several vendors offer delicious snacks such as kettle corn, ice cream and cotton candy!

The beer tent offers cold craft beer from Steamworks and traditional Coors Banquet beer, for anyone over 21 of course. 

Can I go anywhere on the rodeo grounds?

Most areas are open to our guests. There are some areas behind the chutes that are for contestants only for safety reasons.   

What should I wear?

Come as you are. Just be comfortable. The grandstands are covered but this is a three hour outdoor event in the evening. Colorado weather can be fickle.

Honestly, jeans and t-shirt, you’ll fit right in.

I am a contestant, what should I know?

To register, please call Bucking H at 505-860-7191. We encourage you to register early and ensure your spot at our rodeo.

How do I get involved?
Can I order photographs from True Western Roundup?

YES, click here: https://legitoutdoors.com/

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La Plata County Fairgrounds
2500 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301

Montezuma County Fairgrounds
30100 US-160, Cortez, CO 81321 

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