Rodeo Time in Palmer Gulch

The hoots and hollers of Wild West rodeo action will echo around Palmer Gulch again in 2017 as five rodeos kick up the dust at the Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch.

Events from Bull Riding To Team Roping

  • Barrel racing
  • Saddle bronc riding
  • Bareback riding
  • Bull riding
  • Team roping
  • Kids mutton bustin’
  • Activities before each rodeo
  • Free to resort and KOA guests
  • $5 day-use fee for non-guests

RODEO, Fun And Food

Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch is home to Mount Rushmore Lodge and Mount Rushmore KOA. And now it’s home to the Mount Rushmore Rodeo. This is the second year of this rodeo series presented by the resort, and officials expect that visitors to the area and locals looking for entertainment in the great outdoors will continue to enjoy the action.

Mike Atkinson, General Manager at Mount Rushmore KOA, says, “Palmer Gulch is the perfect place for cowboys, cowgirls and rodeo fans to participate in this truly Western experience.”

Produced by LKC Rodeo Productions, the rodeo events include bull riding, saddle bronc, bareback, team roping, barrel racing and mutton bustin’ fun for the kids. LKC Rodeo Productions, of Huntley, Montana, is a family-owned and operated company. It has produced rodeos in communities across the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain region since 2009.

Activities for rodeo fans are planned before each rodeo.  Dates for the first season of the Mount Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch:


Cheer ’em On!

Give the rodeo cowboys and cowgirls your vocal support, then kick up your heels in your boots (or sandals or tennis shoes) and have a great time!

  • Wild Action

    The Mount Rushmore Rodeo promises lots of Old West excitement.

  • Arena Excitement

    Palmer Gulch will be alive with five action-packed rodeos this season.

  • Cowboy Up

    Be there for the second season of rodeo fun at Palmer Gulch.

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