Photo Gallery: Big time at the Jordan Valley Big Loop

There was plenty of fun – and mud – in the rodeo arena Saturday at Jordan Valley’s Big Loop Rodeo. (The Enterprise/Kristine de Leon)

JORDAN VALLEY – Rodeo season kicked into high gear last weekend at the 60th annual Jordan Valley Big Loop Rodeo. 

At least a thousand visitors dropped in on the town of less than 200 to watch buckaroos from across the Great Basin shake off the rust from the winter and get back into the saddle. 

Weather can be a challenge for an early-season rodeo, and that was the case at this year’s Big Loop, where conditions were muddy and wet at times. Saturday rodeo fans were met with some warmth and sunshine, but the dreary weather was back on Sunday. 

Yet, neither rain nor cold nor nasty roads kept fans . . .