Alamosa Round-UP expands to two weekends

Courtesy photo A competitor in the saddle bronc event is shown in last year’s Alamosa Round-UP.

ALAMOSA — With more than 40 years of San Luis Valley heritage, the Alamosa Round-UP is expanding this year into a two-weekend event.

The 2023 event will kick-off Friday, June 16, with a Mountain States Sanctioned Ranch Rodeo followed by the traditional demolition derby on Saturday, June 17, and a concert featuring Clare Dunn.

The following weekend starting on Thursday, June 22, begins with mutton bustin’ and the local barrel race qualifier. Friday and Saturday nights bring the professional PRCA rodeo as well as the traditional cowboy church on Saturday. After the rodeo on Saturday is the fifth annual Round-UP concert featuring John King.

“The Alamosa Round-UP is proud to be a part of such a wonderful community and is supported by the City of Alamosa, Visit Alamosa, and over 85 local families and businesses. This truly is Alamosa's Round-UP, nominated TOP 5 PRCA Rodeo of the Year in 2020, and Mountain States Circuit Rodeo of the Year in 2021,” organizers stated.

Top cowboys and cowgirls from around the country as well as future champions don their hats, chap up and put on a show for the fans in the sport of professional rodeo to compete in all seven major events of rodeo: Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling, Tie-Down Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Team Roping, Barrel Racing and Bull Riding.

Over 350 competitors make their way to Alamosa each year to compete for over $45,000 in prize money.

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