Cripple Creek Rodeo - June 13 - 15, 2014

The City of Cripple Creek has a long history of rodeo, including an indoor rodeo in the early 1900s.  In an effort to revive that grand tradition of rodeo sports, The City of Cripple Creek presents the 2014 Cripple Creek Rodeo!

Now in its second year as a Colorado Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA) sanctioned event, the Cripple Creek Rodeo will feature three days of thrilling competition, a street dance, mutton busting and appearances by Rodeo Legend Larry Mahan, the 2014 Cripple Creek Rodeo Grand Marshall!

Children's Tickets:  $6.00
Adult Tickets (Ages 13+):  $10.00

Rodeo tickets on sale now at the Wildwood Casino gift shop!

Come experience "The Best New Rodeo in Colorado" as awarded in March by the Colorado Professional Rodeo Association!

New in 2014

  • Two days of Mutton Busting - Top 5 Mutton Busters will return to run a second sheep in the Rodeo.  Performances competing for a great prize!
  • Street dance moved to Bennett Avenue (construction permitting).
  • Appearances by 8-time World Champion Cowboy and Rodeo Legend Larry Mahan.
  • Team Roping Jackpot on Friday night - Top 5 Teams will return to run a second steer in the Sunday Rodeo Performance!
  • Park in town and take a shuttle to the rodeo grounds! - Parking areas will be designated and shuttles will run regularly.

Cripple Creek's Rodeo Events:

  • Bareback RidingCripple Creek Rodeo, photo courtesy of Maria Cunningham
  • Saddle Bronc Riding
  • Bull Riding
  • Steer Wrestling
  • Team Roping
  • Open Team Roping
  • Mixed Team Roping
  • Tie Down Roping
  • Breakaway Roping
  • Ladies' Barrel Racing
  • Mutton Bustin

Cripple Creek's Western Street Dance

Cripple Creek's Western Street DanceBring your partner and kick up your heels at Saturday night's Western Street Dance, sponsored by the Triple Crown Casinos.  A beer garden will keep you refreshed and dancing like a superstar, and live entertainment will play your Country favorites. Located on Bennett Avenue (construction permitting), this party will be a great way to unwind, mingle with rodeo contestants and cap off a great day of rodeo action!


2014 Cripple Creek Rodeo Grand Marshall
Larry Mahan

Larry Mahan

An 8-time World Champion Cowboy with 6 All Around World Championships (1966-70, 1973) and 2 World Champion Bull Rider (1965, 1967) Gold Buckles, Larry remains the All Time leading NFR qualifier in the rough stock events.  He is a member of various Halls of Fame, including: PRCA, Texas Cowboy, Oklahoma City National Rodeo, Pendleton, Cheyenne, Ellensburg and St. Paul.  The PBR Ring of Honor, PRCA Legend of Pro Rodeo and the Ben Johnson Memorial medallion are among the awards lining the office walls.

A 30 year member/breeder of the AQHA, Larry is an avid team roper (3 Steer Champion 2011 Reno Invitational) and successful cutting competitor - NCHA Derby non-pro Reserve Champion & Super Stakes finalist.  He is also a member of the Western Dressage Association.  A closely knit family rounds out the picture with wife, Julanne - 2 daughters, Lisa and Eliza - and son, Ty.

As a Western Wear entrepreneur, Larry is actively involved with the Larry Mahan Collection of hats, boots and Western clothing for the Milano Hat Company and Cavenders.  Favorite charities are Sky Ranch, Round Up for Autism, Cowboys for Kids, Western Wishes, the Working Ranch Cowboy Association and Baxter Black's Benson Christian Training Center.

Mutton Busting

Sponsored by the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company

Hey kids!  Get a taste of a rodeo cowboy's life and ride a sheep to win a BB gun!
Two age groups:  Kids 3-4 years old and 5-7 years old weighing 60 pounds or less.  Top 2 scores in each age group run a second sheep during that day's rodeo to compete for a BB gun!  Entry Fee: $5, includes shirt number and one child's admission to the rodeo.  Entries open at 12:00 noon each day at the rodeo grounds, mutton busting begins at 1:00 p.m.

Schedule of Events

Friday, June 13th:

6:00 p.m. - Cripple Creek Rodeo kicks off with Team Roping Jackpot at the Teller County Fairgrounds.

Saturday, June 14th:

7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Pancake Breakfast on Bennett Avenue
12:00 noon - Gates Open
1:00 p.m. - Mutton Busting Competition at the Teller County Fairgrounds.
2:00 p.m. - 2014 Cripple Creek Rodeo at the Teller County Fairgrounds.
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Larry Mahan Meet & Greet at the Double Eagle Casino.
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.:  Street Dance sponsored by the Triple Crown Casinos.

Sunday, June 15th:

7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Pancake Breakfast on Bennett Avenue.
8:00 a.m. - 2014 Cripple Creek Rodeo Slack at the Teller County Fairgrounds.
12:00 noon:  Gates Open
1:00 p.m. - Mutton Busting Competition at the Teller County Fairgrounds.
2:00 p.m. - 2014 Cripple Creek Rodeo at the Teller County Fairgrounds.

Be a part of the 2014 Cripple Creek Rodeo - Sponsorships are still available.  Email for more information.

Thank you to our 2014 Cripple Creek Rodeo Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:
The City of Cripple Creek

Street Dance Sponsor:
Triple Crown Casinos

Celebrity Sponsor:
Double Eagle Casino

Tent Sponsor:
Bronco Billy's Casino

Mutton Busting Sponsor:
Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company

Ticket Back Sponsor:
Wildwood Casino

Bull Riding Sponsor:
Pikes Peak Regional Hospital

Barrel Racing Sponsor:
Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company

Team Roping Sponsor:
AMES Construction, Inc.

Mixed Team Roping Sponsor:
Black Hills Energy

Timed Event End Sponsor:
Ute Pass Saddle Club

Chute Gate Sponsors:
Cripple Creek Liquor
Kiewit Infrastructure
Likkel Real Estate
Ralf's Breakroom
RAM Enterprise, Inc.
Rocky Top Veterinary Service

Buckle Sponsors:
Parsons Brinckerhoff
Century Casino
FL Smidth
Community Banks of Colorado

1/2 Page Ad Sponsors:
Louie's Place
Outpost Feed & Ranch Supply

Full Page Ad Sponsors:
The Creek
Timberline Realty

In-Kind Sponsors:
G&S Sporting Goods
Hitchin' Post Trailer Sales, Inc.
Jack Gaffney
Jim Watson
Budweiser - Standard Sales
Mr. Potts
Conley Construction
Cripple Creek Hardware

Need a room?  The Double Eagle Hotel & Casino is the official host hotel.  Contact the Double Eagle Hotel & Casino for reservations at (719) 689-5000.

Want to enter the Friday Team Roping Jackpot? - Details coming soon.CPRA
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Event Location: 
Teller County Fair Grounds
501 West Golden Teller County Road 1
80813 Cripple Creek, CO
Event Date: 
Fri, 06/13/2014 to Sun, 06/15/2014