Optional Activities: Tours & Entertainment


Optional activities are available to supplement your time in Denver when you're not involved in Contests and other Roundup activities. There are organized, motorcoach tours of the area to enjoy on Thursday.

Many groups and families take advantage of these options as a reward for the years of hard work that led to attendance at this event. These activities are open to all Western National Roundup participants, coaches, parents, and guests and will be options which can be selected in the Online Registration system.


All-day-Thursday tours will leave in the morning from the Denver Renaissance Hotel on Thursday January 5, 2017


  • Visit Cherokee Ranch and Castle. Tour the 15th century style Scottish castle built in the 1920s. Learn about the legendary Tweet Kimball, who owned the castle from 1954 until her death in 1999. The castle is filled with wonderful artifacts from her worldwide travels. She was the National Western Stock Show's first female Board member. She was the first to import Santa Gerturdis cattle from Texas into Colorado and was truly a visionary and an innovator in her breeding program. The ranch manager will talk to us about the 3400 acre working cattle ranch, the Santa Gertrudis and the breeding program and the wildlife sanctuary on the property.
  • Take a driving tour of the Air Force Academy Grounds and tour the Academy Chapel
  • Tour the Garden of the Gods. See the incredible red rock formations: Kissing Camels. The Scotsman. The Three Sister.
  • Lunch is included at Garden of the Gods.
  • Visit C2 Alpaca Ranch. Meet some amazing new "friends:" alpacas, llamas, angora goats and a mini-pony! Learn about raising alpacas, their personalities, basic care and health. Learn about needle felting and wet felting and the processing of the fiber from these animals. NOTE: Due to the ranch's location, In the event of inclement weather, we'll visit either the US Olympic Training Center of the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame.
  • See Pikes Peak, one of Colorado's most famous "14'ers," from a variety of perspectives as we tour Colorado Springs throughout the day.

Price: $90 per person based on a minimum of 35 paying passengers

Tour price includes: Motor coach, driver, driver gratuity, admission to all listed activities, lunch, Frosch tour manager and tour manager and local guide gratuities


  • JBS 5 Rivers Feedlot in Kearsy, CO Get an upclose and personal look st the feedlot industry on our driving tour of one of JBSs Colorado facilities. JBS is the world's largest cattle feeding company that focuses on sustainability, responsibility, and stewardship. Learn about the health and nutrition of the cattle, the role technology plays in operations, the measures taken to protect the environment and much more. It's an up close and personal look.
  • Spend time at the CO Model Railroad Museum, formerly known as the Greeley Freight Museum, located by the mainline of the Union Pacific RR in Greeley, CO. Learn about the railroading history that was so crucial to the development of this area. Over 5,500 square feet of operating model railroad makes history come alive right before your eyes: 4,000 feet of track, thousands of handmade trees and hundreds of buildings, rivers, towns, wildlife, ports, depots, logging operations and sidings. And this was all built and is maintained by VOLUNTEERS!
  • Strap on your ice skates and enjoy some ice time at the Greeley Ice Haus. (Equipment rental is included in the package.)
  • Enjoy a driving tour of the Greeley Stampede Rodeo Grounds. The rodeo has been a part of Greeley's history and tradition since the late 1800's. Originally started to honor the local potato farers, it has grown to an internationally recognized event.
  • Lunch is included

Price of $90 per person based on minimum 35 paying passengers

Tour price includes: Motor coach, driver, driver gratuity, admission to all listed activities, lunch, Frosch tour manager and tour manager and local guide gratuities


Escape to the mountains of Colorado for a snow-filled day! You can choose to just ride the bus up and walk around the ski town, go skiing or snowboarding, or if you want to just go tubing that is an option too.

These pricing options include the cost of a motor coach, driver, lunch voucher, goggles and helmet, and all applicable taxes.

  • Ski/snowboard lift ticket & Lunch: $175 each for students up to 17, $185 for adults 18 and over
  • Ski/snowboard lift ticket & Lunch & lesson: $235
  • Rental ski/snowboard equipment - additional:
    • Skis and Poles/Board and Binding - $40pp
    • Adult Jacket - $10pp
    • Adult Pant - $10pp
    • Youth Suit - $15pp

Additional Activities:

  • RIDE ONLY: Ride along on the motorcoach and spend the day on the mountain: $85pp
  • TUBING: a great off-site location where you can tube all day! $25pp for the tubing plus $85pp for the ride up.

Tours at-a-glance

Tour A: Discover Colorado Springs


Tour B: Explore Greeley, CO


Tour C: Ski Trip

Ski forms now added - 11/25/2016

Tubing Release Added 12/15/2015

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