2016 Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days

Our invitational championship Rodeo promises edge-of-your-seat excitement featuring many of the best athletes in the business, along with a variety of other traditional events sure to please the whole family. Fans of all ages will enjoy all the action! Grounds open at 4:00 p.m.—come early, skip the traffic, and enjoy the family-friendly pre-show fun, including mutton bustin’ tryouts, pony rides, mechanical bull rides, climbing wall and much more! Also, be sure to swing by the Coors Roadhouse Saloon right after the Rodeo to enjoy live music each night!

And there’s no better way to kick off Rodeo season than with the 76th Annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Parade! Join Parade Grand Marshall General John E. Hyten, Commander, Air Force Space Command at this beloved Western cultural event on July 12, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Colorado Springs (on Tejon, from St. Vrain to Vermijo)—and best of all, it’s FREE to watch and fun for the whole family! Money raised by parade entries and the parade program goes directly toward assisting our local military and their families. Interested in participating?

Click here to download the Parade registration form and Parade staging rules and regulations

Rodeo Dates: July 13-16, 2016
Location: Norris-Penrose Event Center
Times: 7:15 p.m., Wednesday–Saturday nights, 12:45 p.m. Saturday matinee

Tickets on sale: Tickets are available online right now (see Tickets page for more info) or at the Norris-Penrose Event Center Box Office. Parking is FREE!


More Fun at the Rodeo

Mutton Bustin’

Is your child 4-9 years of age and 50 pounds or less? Then bring them on down each performance of the Rodeo to try their luck at mutton bustin’!

Date: July 13-16, 2016
Prelims: Starts at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday–Saturday and 10 a.m. for the Saturday matinee
Finals: Takes place nightly and at Saturday matinee
Cost: $10 for Prelim rides, $10 to ride again in the Finals if selected
Download the registration form below—this form serves as your entry form and waiver and must be brought with you on the day your child competes. Forms need not be mailed ahead of time.
For more information:
Contact: Mutton Bustin’ Inquiries Or click the following link for answers to common questions!

Registration form

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Hank’s Club

An exclusive club created for couples who enjoy rodeo and Western traditions and believe in the institutional principles of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo. By investing through their memberships, Hank’s Club members help to continue the success of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo and its support of our local military and their families for generations to come.

For more information, contact