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Colorado Rodeos and Livestock ShowsThe ultimate Old West event!  You haven't experienced Colorado's western heritage until you head to the rodeo.  From bucking broncos, bull riding, cattle roping, and barrel races to mutton bustin' and attractions for the kids, there's no shortage of excitement and fun.  

Local cowboys show their skills on horseback through a variety of competitions, and no two rodeos are quite the same.  Take in the sights, sounds, and thrills of seeing each event up close, and be sure to bring your camera to record all those amazing moments you won't want to forget.

Rodeos can be found throughout Colorado from central Rocky Mountain towns like Leadville and Buena Vista to the southern border in Durango and up north all the way to Steamboat Springs. Colorado rodeos typically occur throughout the summer months, often every weekend in July and August, so if you're planning a summer road trip or camping trip in Colorado, a rodeo is an easy addition to the schedule.

For true rodeo enthusiasts, consider making multiple stops in towns throughout Colorado.  It's easy to link a stop in Glenwood Springs for the local rodeo with a stop at the Aspen rodeo the following weekend.  Plus, it will leave you plenty of time to explore the area, take in other nearby events, shop, or relax at the hotel pool.  To truly live out an Old West experience, consider lodging at a dude ranch.

A Colorado vacation just isn't complete without a visit to the rodeo!