one of the quintessential summer-in-steamboat activities is heading to the rodeo on friday and saturday nights. it's a real professional rodeo with touring cowboys in wrangler jeans, giant bulls, barrel racing, calf roping, etc. i've been once in my 4 years here- for my first 4th of july. it's not exactly my scene. but when a friend said she could get us in VIP for free, we decided to throw on our cowboy boots and head to the rodeo. it was a warm summer evening and we had a blast.