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True Western Roundup in Durango

True Western Roundup in Durango

“Preserving our western heritage 8 seconds at a time!”

Believe it or not, many moons ago Durango, Colorado was as western as western comes. With cowboys and cowgirls coming through our town, it was only fair to throw a little competition into the mix! The Durango True Western Roundup has been a time-earned tradition that will never cease to exist for generations to come. Come on out to the La Plata County Fairgrounds to see what the Durango rodeo is all about every Wednesday evening all summer long! 



The True Western Roundup season begins on June 8th and ends on August 10th. The traditional open rodeo series occurs every Wednesday with the rodeo gates opening at 5PM– the actual rodeo does not begin until 6:30PM, but it is best to get there early to make sure you get good seats to see all of the action! The freestyle bullfighting challenge special event takes place on August 3rd instead of the usual rodeo events, but it sure is something you don’t want to miss out on because bullfighting has to be as western as it gets. 


Tickets to the True Western Roundup in Durango can be purchased online via the link below, or you can purchase your ticket at the gate the day of the rodeo at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. This is a family-fun event, so be sure to bring your whole crew out to enjoy the experience together! 

Purchase your ticket online HERE.

You don’t have to be a cowboy to enjoy a good rodeo show. The True Western Roundup in Durango is for everyone– from cattle ranchers to city slickers. Bring out the whole family and simply enjoy the experience! Whether you choose to wear cowboy boots or flip flops, all who come are welcome! However, don’t forget to dress in layers as this is a three hour long event and Colorado weather can be very fickle. Rain or shine, the rodeo will commence, unless lightning stalls the show. 

The Durango True Western Roundup has every event you could possibly imagine a rodeo would have– Saddle Bronc Riding, Ranch Bronc Riding (no saddle), Breakaway Roping, Mutton Bustin’, Steer Riding, Barrel Racing, Team Roping and, of course, Bull Riding! Each of these events is not guaranteed each Wednesday evening during rodeo season as it all depends on the number of competitors who register. 



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