One of Colorado’s essential events for those seeking a flavour of the Wild West. Held over 10 days, the Greeley Stampede dates back to the late 1800’s as a community celebration of the local farmers, which was officially named as the ‘Greeley Spud Rodeo’ in 1922 with a bucking bronco, pie eating competition and motorbike race. Today the festival attracts more than 250,000 people. Visitors can get into the Western spirit with a music concert series, a PRCA rodeo series, an American Bullfighting event, a Demolition Derby, large carnival and a parade which takes place on Independence Day.
“Our mission is to celebrate our nation’s independence, preserve our western heritage, and strengthen our community”
Tickets are available for visitors to pick and choose events they attend over the festival, with various packages for the country music fuelled SuperStars Series concerts and different stages of the Rodeo. Yee haw!
Greeley Stampede takes place at Island Grove Regional Park in the city of Greeley, Colorado. (600 N 14th Ave, Greeley, CO 80632, USA).
Greeley is located in the north of Colorado, approx. an hours’ drive from Denver International Airport. Bus tickets are available from Denver but to explore the area (as there’s several parks and mountain towns in close proximity), it’s worth hiring a car. Rocky Mountain National Park – the #4 National Park in the USA – is worth visiting whilst you are in the region, which can be reached in less than 1.5 hours.
Greeley has a number of hotel options, including a DoubleTree Hilton and Holiday Inn Express. You can explore a number of nearby accomodation options including hotels and airbnbs below.
Poudre River Trail – a 21-mile recreational paved trail that follows the majestic Cache la Poudre River from Greeley to Windsor. The trail passes through Colorado’s meadows, creeks and rural landscape, suitable for hiking, biking and wildlife spotting.
Greeley was recently named a Certified Colorado Creative District, with a colourful selection of coffee shops, museums that hark back to the town’s historic roots and characters; as well as more than 50 pieces of public art dotted around the town for visitors to peruse.
Rocky Mountain National Park – adventure options are endless in Rocky Mountain National Park; from cliff camping to horse riding, hiking or SUP on Estes Lake. There are also multiple opportunities to spot wildlife, including Elk, Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Lions and Yellow-bellied Marmot, depending on season.
The next edition of the Greeley Stampede will take place from June 26 – July 7, 2019.
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