Hoowee, It's Rodeo Time In Colorado – Bring The Kids

July 6, 2009 | By | Reply More
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Nothing says summer like an arena full of rip roaring cowboys hoop’n and holler’n and bustin’ a bronco or two.  Colorado has been prime rodeo country for 200 years – since the world’s first rodeo was held in 1869.  This summer you’ll find lots of opportunities to turn your family vacation into a Rodeo Adventure Fest.  Here are some great opportunities to experience a genuine Colorado rodeo this summer:

Beaver Creek Colorado welcomes you to “Buckaroo Summer” at The Pines Lodge, where every Thursday night families are treated to the Beaver Creek Rodeo.  Family friendly packages provide getaways full of outdoor adventure.  Priced at $488 per family, The Buckaroo Summer Adventure Package includes a two-night stay in a lodge room for a family of 2 adults and 2 children under 13, scenic chairlift ride, a mountaintop picnic lunch for 4, and 4 VIP tickets to the Beaver Creek Rodeo on Thursday night.  The package is available June – August 2009.  Call 888-521-7669 to book and mention the Family Travel Package.

Colorado’s oldest and longest running rodeo takes place each summer in Gunnison-Crested Butte. The Granddaddy of all rodeos is the annual Cattlemen’s Days which take place from July 11-19, 2009. You’ll find a country fair, parade, carnival, live music, dancing, horse shows, horse races and major rodeo events.  If you love picturesque Victorian western towns (just like in the cowboy movies), you’ll be in your element here.  But there’s nothing Victorian about the annual philanthropic fund raising event that takes place during rodeo week that asks, “Are You Tough Enough To Wear Pink?”  Don’t miss it.

Grand-County Colorado is rodeo country, as well as home to the famed Winter Park recreation area.  Located just 67 miles outside of Denver, this bold and beautiful area holds The Continental Divide, the Rocky Mountain National Park, AND the High Country Stampede Rodeo Series – “the best little rodeo in Colorado”.  Cowboy festivities erupt every Saturday night throughout July and August with a full schedule of bronco bunstin’ and bull riding.  A junior rodeo is held each week beginning at 4pm, with the main event beginning at 7pm.

And finally for a really big rodeo showcase with pomp, parades and entertainers – visit the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo Colorado from August 28 – September 7, 2009.

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