Kickin’ it at the Pro Rodeo in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

There are still two weekends left of the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series, and you don’t want to miss this authentic, Wild West showdown.

Kickin’ it at the Pro Rodeo in Steamboat Springs. Bronco riding.

As a West Coast gal, raised in a tiny town in Washington State, I’ve been to my fair share of rodeos. And this summer I had the opportunity to attend the Pro Rodeo in Steamboat Springs as part of my Steamboat Summer Boat List trip. It didn’t disappoint. In fact, this little rodeo, that runs every Friday and Saturday night, July 17 through August 20, 2016 is one heck of a show.

Kickin’ it at the Pro Rodeo in Steamboat Springs. Bull scares photographer.

This bull had this photographer scrambling to get out of the arena.

Today, the town of Steamboat Springs is best-known for its champagne powder, but this ranching region of Northwest Colorado is home to more than a few real life cowboys, and there’s evidence that rodeo competitions have been taking place in town for more than 100 years.

The best part of this rodeo is that the audience is treated to a lot of different rodeo competitions. From bull riding to barrel racing to rodeo clown shenanigans, the Steamboat Pro Rodeo has it all. And while the competitions are the main attraction, an evening at this rodeo includes live music prior to the main event and freshly made barbecue.

There’s even a bar booth where you can order a beer or margarita to wash down that delicious plate of BBQ beef or ribs.

Kickin’ it at the Pro Rodeo in Steamboat Springs. calf roping.

The Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo is a great outing for families and is the perfect Western-themed date night. If you and your girlfriends like boys in Wranglers, make it a girls night out at the rodeo. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and live music takes place from 6 to 7:15 p.m.

If you’re going with the kids in tow, they can be part of the show (click here for more information on the calf and ram scrambles).

Kickin’ it at the Pro Rodeo in Steamboat Springs. calf scramble kids rodeo event.

Calf Scramble at the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series.

For tickets to the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series go to For information on where to stay and other things to do in Steamboat, visit

Thank you to the Steamboat Springs Resort Chamber for hosting us at the Steamboat Pro Rodeo Series.

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