555 2nd Ave

                    Deer Trail CO 80105





Home of the World's First Rodeo

About Us

Hour of Operation

Monday-Thursday 8:00 - 5:00 

Closed for lunch 12:00 - 1:00

          Friday            7:00-2:00

The town's governement consists of a six (6) member Board of Trustees and a Mayor.  The board meets reguarly on the second Tuesday of every month with special meetings added when the need arises.  The meetings begin promptly at 7:00 pm at the Town Hall.


The current governing body

Mayor: James Johnson  

Mayor Protem: Gary Lavoie 


     David Boyd

     Judd Behrens

     Jennifer Kunkel

     Dorothy Pisel

     John Kettling

Email: This is a general mailbox that is monitored by the Town Clerk.

Town Clerk:  Candice Reed

Assistant Town Clerk: Markell Jorgensen

Director of Maintenance:  Arthur Sweet


Water/Wastewater Manager:  Ramey Environmental Compliance Inc.

Code Enforcement:  Susan Ellis, Community Preservation Specialist

SAFEBuilt for Building permits and inspections


The town is very proud of our humble beginnings and holds the honor of being the Home of the World's First Rodeo.

The first rodeo was held in Deer Trail, CO on July 4, 1869. The historical significance, and the account of the event was written about by a reporter in the “Field and Farm” magazine.  The area ranches came with their outlaw horses and best cowboys to the “Bronco Bustin’ Contest”. The prize was a suit of clothes which was awarded to the Champion Bronc Buster of the Plains, Emiline Gardenshire of the Milliron Ranch. Emiline rode fifteen minutes on the back of Montana Blizzard, the worst outlaw of the bunch.


Deer Trail Colorado has been recognized as the Home of the World’s First Rodeo by the Pro-Rodeo Hall of Fame, Colorado State Legislature, the History Channel, Guinnes Book of World Records and many other publications.