Southern Utah Gunlock Rodeo: 71st Annual Event

Southern Utah Gunlock Rodeo 71st Annual EventThe 71st Annual Southern Utah Gunlock Rodeo is back again. This family-friendly annual tradition has been in Gunlock, Utah since 1945. Not only is it fun for town residents, but visitors come from miles around to help support a good cause and raise money. The money raised during the Southern Utah Gunlock Rodeo supports the town cemetery, town hall, and park.

The Southern Utah Gunlock Rodeo is managed by the Gunlock Rodeo Association Board. They go all out to make sure you have a full two hours of fun at the rodeo packed with adventures. This year’s events will include:

  • Boot Racing for Kids
  • Barrel Racing
  • Breakaway
  • Calf Roping
  • Donkey Watermelon Race
  • Chicken Chase for Kids
  • Team Roping
  • Bull Riding

Southern Utah Gunlock Rodeo Event Details

  • Date: Thursday, June 30, 2016 through Saturday, July 2, 2016
  • Time: 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Location: 77 N Main Street, Gunlock, Utah 84733
  • Admission: $5
  • Website: Gunlock Rodeo, Gunlock UT

 About Gunlock Utah

Gunlock is an unincorporated town in Washington County UT, just 22 miles northwest of St. George. While the community of Gunlock does not boast a large town, it does come from a long history. You will find a plaque posted in the town with the Gunlock name on it. The name comes from William Haynes Hamblin. It’s a nickname that was given to him by George A Smith.

Hamblin got the nickname from being able to shoot a pipe bowl from 50 paces without touching the rim, and winning a $50 bet in doing so. You will also find that nearby Pipe Springs, Arizona is in honor of that event.

Hamblin “Gunlock”, and his family settled to the area in 1857. He is buried in Clover Valley, Nevada.

Discover Gunlock State Park & Reservoir

The beauty of the scenic red rock country that surrounds Gunlock State Park and Reservoir is amazing. It’s perfect for boating and all other water sports. Fishing is great at times, especially for largemouth bass and channel catfish. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, you will love Gunlock Sate Park and Reservoir.

Go for a day or for a weekend. You can enjoy water sports, hiking, camping, scenic drives, horseback riding, ATV, and more. It’s most popular for its boating and fishing opportunities.

Park Detail:

  • Location: 15 miles northwest of George UT, 3351 South Sand Hollow Rd, Hurricane UT 84737
  • Hours: 7:00 am to 9:00 pm daily
  • Park Fees: Day use $7 (includes watercraft launches), $4 seniors 62+, $75 annual pass, $35 senior annual pass
  • Camping Prices: $13 primitive sites with vault toilets, no potable water.

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