Ranch Rodeo

Showcasing Hard-earned Ranching Skills


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Go behind the chutes every Tuesday in the summer

Cheer on your favorite wranglers as they race around the barrels, rope and show off their hard-earned horsemanship and herdsmanship skills. The Ranch hosts a weekly ranch rodeo in the Camp Roosevelt Arena. Just like Montana itself, a rodeo has a Spanish origin coupled with vibrant Western heritage. Rodeos developed on working ranches where cowboys, or “vaqueros,” developed skills to manage cattle and horses, like roping, taming rough stock and herding.

Before the rodeo each Tuesday in the summer, one of our experienced wranglers leads a tour of the Camp Roosevelt arena and explains the history and husbandry of the rodeo – aided by our knowledgeable Ranching Manager who competed in PRCA bull-riding for eight years. Then, guests get involved by helping wrap the roping steers, trying their skills on the bucking barrel, helping sort the stock and watching practice rounds through the arena.

  • Summer rodeo on Tuesdays, June-August

  • Some seasonal celebrations also include rodeo events

  • Behind-the-Chutes tour available as an activity on Tuesdays in the summer

Wisdom from the wild

From our Activities Concierge

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“The kids enjoyed watching the rodeo. Our daughters thought it was one of the best vacations they had experienced.”
Dale V

Tripadvisor, June 2019

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“The Rodeo was really the main event, in my experience, after which I had a chance to eat and dine beside the ranchers and staff themselves beside a cowboy guitarist and campfire.”

Tripadvisor, August 2014

Man at horse doing rodeo
Man with American flag on horse
Group of horse riders with ropes
Man wearing a cowboy outfit
Rodeo event
Cowboy on horse roping

The best souvenir is a great story.

Twice-daily activities are included in your stay. Our all-inclusive rate structure ensures that visits to The Ranch are memorable for their adventures and amenities, not their logistical challenges.

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