Royal Gorge Rodeo Grounds
Every Calendar year, Colorado's oldest continuous rodeo is held at the historic Jack Merris Arena, located on the Royal Gorge Rodeo Grounds. This is a proud tradition that made it's way to Cañon City, CO in 1872, where it is held to this day. Our rodeo is every first weekend in May, coinciding with the Cañon City Music & Blossom Festival.
The Royal Gorge Rodeo Grounds are also home to our local 4H programs and Royal Gorge Rodeo Royalty. Throughout the year,
you can find numerous local events and clinics taking place at
these historic grounds.
We are proud to carry on the tradition and heritage that this property has brought to life, and we look forward to all future events at our beloved Royal Gorge Rodeo Grounds!