Ready for some boot-stompin’ cowboy fun that the whole family can enjoy? Then don’t miss the Rooftop Rodeo at the Stanley Park Fairgrounds in Estes Park!! Sit back and watch bucking broncs, steer wrestling, bull riding, barrel racing, mutton busting, team roping, rodeo royalty and much more. When there’s a break in the action, gaze at the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains that surrounds you.
So named because it’s at the highest altitude for any competition in America, the Rooftop Rodeo has been named the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s (PRCA) Small Rodeo of the Year multiple times. After it upped its prize money, the Rooftop Rodeo has been nominated as one of the top five Medium Rodeos in multiple years and won the 2014 PRCA Mountain States Circuit Medium Rodeo of the Year.
Rodeo festivities begin with the traditional Rooftop Rodeo Parade through downtown Estes Park. Line Elkhorn Avenue to see bands, horseback riders, draft hitches, floats, unique automobiles, rodeo royalty, clubs, organizations, traveling bands, trick riders, and clowns.
Each night the Rooftop Rodeo features six PRCA events and Women’s Professional Barrel Racing with America’s best cowboys and cowgirls competing. For the youngsters, the Rooftop Rodeo also offers the mutton bustin’ competition every night. Kids 5-11 in age can dress like a rodeo clown and join a parade of clowns in the arena. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, there will be a “cash catch” for cowpokes 8-12 years of age.
The Behind the Chutes Tour allows you to meet the stock contractor, contestants and arena crew, who will explain the sport of rodeo. Tour the arena equipment, participate in mock events, see the livestock and meet the rodeo clowns.
Estes Park adopted the name “Rooftop Rodeo” in 1941 because of the town’s 7,522 altitude, billing it as the highest altitude for any rodeo competition in America.
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