Visitors – Can I come just for the day and look around?
Day visitors are welcome to the Annual Rocky Mountain IH Rendezvous on Saturday Underground Mining Museams.
Visitors to the event may:
- See the IH Truck “Show” (Saturday)
- Shop at the IH Vendor Swap/Sell Meet (Saturday)
- Enjoy all activities Saturday
- See Beautiful scenery – RMIHR is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains (anytime)
Note: Day visitors are not eligible to participate in any RMIHR shows, competitions or scenic rides.
What is there to do besides look at trucks?
There are lots of things to do at RMIHR. Look at trucks, find old friends and meet new ones. Wild Game Cookout, Truck Games you and watch and/or participate in. Also nearby in Hot Sulphur Springs, CO are a variety of pools to enjoy.
How do I know what class my vehicle is in?
RMIHR bases our vehicle classifications for the show on the drive train and suspension modifications that have been done to the vehicle.
What class is my vehicle?
Who does the judging?
“Judging” may not be quite the right word…
Each truck is voted upon by the other registered participants at the show. Each participant will receive a judging form to be filled out and returned to the Registration building BEFORE 2 p.m. on Saturday. The top vote-getters in each class will be awarded trophies.
Every participant must judge all vehicles entered, not just their own class. The Rocky Mountain IH Rendezvous initiated peer judging to “level the playing field”. This prevents the perception of bias. The judges are the participants themselves.
Everyone has their own likes and dislikes regarding appearance, engineering and use-ability of their IH, regardless of model. Peer judging allows each participant to identify their ideal when evaluating the other vehicles at the show. You, as the judge, decide what exceptions are allowable in each class and which aren’t as well as which vehicle is the “best” of its class.
If you do not turn in your judging sheet, YOUR vehicle will not be eligible to win any awards, regardless of how many votes it gets!
What are the area/fairgrounds like?
The Rodeo Arena is primitive. All events will be held at the Underground Mining Museum and Creede Community center. Be prepared for warm days and cool nights. Bring sunscreen and a winter coat. Drink extra water to avoid dehydration and/or altitude sickness. Symptoms of altitude sickness can include: headache, nausea, and unusual tiredness.
Can I camp at RMIHR?
The Creede Rodeo Arena offers PRIMATIVE Camping. NO WATER, NO ELECTRICAL
Various RV Parks, Motels, VRBO rentals available. Local Businesses – Places to Stay (creede.com)
US Forest Service Campgrounds avaialble around Creede. See attached link: Camping in the Rocky Mountains (creede.com)
Bristol Head Campground, Ivy Creek Campground, Lost Trail Campground, Marshall Park Campground, North Clear Creek Campground, Rio Grande Campground, River Hill Campground, Road Canyon Campground, Silver Thread Campground, Thirty Mile Campground
What amenities are at the Rodeo Arena?
Showers – No showers are available at the Rodeo Arena.
Restrooms – Port A Potties will be placed in Rodeo Arena Area for RMIHR use.
Can I bring my pets?
Yes but pets must be leashed at ALL times while in the Rodeo Arena area. Due to problems at previous events, pets will NOT be allowed inside any of the buildings. Animal control will be contacted to remove any animals that are not leashed.
What about meals?
There are several restaurants in open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Wild Game Cookout is Saturday night and Breakfast will be offered Sunday morning during awards.
What about Fire Bans?
We follow the Current County Fire Restrictions. Fireworks are NEVER permitted on US Forest Service or BLM administered lands.