Although Cheyenne Frontier Days doesn't officially get underway until July 21, rodeo qualifying events actually kick off this weekend, according to a CFD news release.

The Frontier Days horse drive will also be held on Sunday.

On Saturday, July 15, the qualifying round for timed events will get underway. The qualifying round is free to the public.

Here is the schedule for the qualifying rounds:

Qualifying Schedule:

  • July 15 at 7 a.m. — Steer Roping. Top 12 advance to Finals Sunday.
  • July 16 at 7 a.m. — Team Roping. Top 72 advance to rodeo performances.
  • July 17 at 7 a.m. — Tie Down Roping. Top 72 advance to rodeo performances.
  • July 18 at 7 a.m. — Steer Wrestling & Women’s Breakaway Roping.
    Top 72 advance to rodeo performances.
  • July 19 at 7 a.m. — Women’s Breakaway Roping & Barrel Racing.
    Top 72 advance to rodeo performances.

On Sunday, July 16, CFD will round up horses from the pasture north of Cheyenne along I-25, through city streets to Frontier Park. According to the release:

The roundup begins at approximately 8 a.m. at the intersection of I-25 & Horse Creek Road north of the city. It then moves along I-25 on the Eastern frontage road to Hynds Blvd., turns south to Central Ave., to Kennedy Road, and then moves from Kennedy Road to Hynds Blvd., and into Frontier Park.

Approximate arrival times at the following areas are as follows:

  • I-25 and Horse Creek Rd/Iron Mountain 8:00 a.m.
  • I-25 frontage road and Riding Club Road 8:20 a.m.
  • I-25 and Vandehei Road 8:30 a.m.

I-25 and Central Avenue                                           8:45 a.m

The Wyoming Highway Patrol won't let cars park along I-25 during the roundup. Central Avenue will be closed to traffic between Kennedy Road and Hynds Blvd while the horses are being moved through that area.

2022 Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo

2022 Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo


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