Steamboat Springs Cowboy Round-Up Days

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Cowboy Round-Up Days

While there aren't as many cowboys walking the streets of Steamboat today, local residents are still proud of their town's ranching and rodeo heritage. Every summer Steamboat celebrates that heritage on the Fourth of July during Cowboy Roundup Days, which is a 101-year-old tradition. Read More

  • Events include a small town parade and of course the famous cattle drive down Main Street 
  • Steamboat tradition for over 100 years
  • 4th of July event

Overview: For over 100 years this tradition has been held int he streets of Steamboat where the town is very proud of its cowboy heritage. Events include a small town parade and of course the famous cattle drive down Main Street just like the good ol days.

Where: Downtown Steamboat Springs

Fees: Free to the public

Details: Cowboy Roundup Days became part of Steamboat's Fourth of July celebration in 1903, and one of the main festivities was, and still is, the rodeo. A Steamboat Pilot article from June 30, 1949, commemorated this tradition with a recap of one of the earlier Cowboy Roundup Days celebrations: "The night of July 3, 1924, all Steamboat Springs was a tiptoe with anticipation. On the morrow was to be a great rodeo, staged by Leo Hill Post No. 44 of the American Legion … Fast horses, ornery horses, and big purses had attracted the most daring riders of the day. A splendid show was assured and everyone, absolutely everyone, was planning to go."

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