The Bryce Canyon Rodeo

Bryce Canyon Rodeo

Bryce Canyon Rodeo

The Bryce Canyon Rodeo is the perfect roundup for any traveler and even the whole family! Every summer, the evenings come to life with this exciting, totally Western experience. Come and watch bullriders, bronco busters and all of the fun of a rodeo!

When is it?

The Rodeo began on May 25, 2019 and takes place each Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at 7:00 PM (19:00) Mountain Time. The last rodeo of the year will be August 17, 2019. So hurry, because time is running out! The sun sets around 8:30 PM (20:30) in August at Bryce Canyon.

Horseback riding in Bryce Canyon National Park

Where is it?

Ruby’s Inn Rodeo Grounds in the main Bryce Canyon town. When driving on Utah State Highway 63 (main road through Bryce directions to the Ruby's Inn Rodeo groundsCanyon) turn onto N 100 East and the Rodeo Grounds are soon to your left. Click here for directions with Google Maps.

How much does it cost?

Admission for adults is $13.00 and $9.00 for children (ages 5-11). You can purchase tickets at the Best Western Plus – Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel, Ruby’s Inn Lobby and the Rodeo Entrance Gate.

Become a Bryce Canyon Buckaroo

Take part in a real Western Rodeo. Adults can sign up to ride a bull and kids can sign up to ride steer or sheep. To sign up for adults or kids – call (866) 782-0002 or email [email protected] .

America’s Western Show

Rodeos are so much fun; for newcomers and veterans alike. I highly recommend going to a rodeo at least once in your life. If you’re from out of town, especially from out of the country, you’d better make your way over one of these summer nights! Did you know cowboys and cowgirls alike participate in rodeos? Both cowgirls and cowboys ride bulls as well as the other rodeo sports. Some more rodeo sports include; tie-down roping, team roping, bronco busting, steer wrestling, barrel racing, etc.

The word rodeo comes from the Spanish word “rodear” which means “to go around” or “surround”. It’s essentially the Spanish word for “round up”. Cattle herding was a very common way of life in Northern Mexico, Western United States and Western Canada. In the 1800’s there was a lot of influence from Mexico to the United States, especially in the state of Texas. Today, traditions and words are still used that have been borrowed from or inspired by Mexican culture.

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