About Top of the World Rodeo

As the highest elevation rodeo in the world at 9,640 feet, the Top of the World Rodeo and the City of Cripple Creek proudly present the 8th Annual Top of the World Rodeo in Cripple Creek, Colorado. The City of Cripple Creek has a rich and colorful history. Before the discovery of gold that would change the area forever, Cripple Creek was a cattle ranch. In 1895, the only Mexican Bullfight ever fought on North American soil was staged just outside of town. And indoor rodeos were held in the early 1900’s. Today, we are proud to carry on the long tradition of folks pushing themselves and their livestock to the edge.

Now in its eighth year as a top Colorado Professional Rodeo Association sanctioned event, the Top of the World Rodeo will feature two days of thrilling competition, a rodeo parade through town, a Street Party, Mutton Busting, a Draft Horse Team, and appearances by 8 Time World Champion Cowboy and Legend, Larry Mahan, the 2020 Top of the World Rodeo Grand Marshall!

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Top of the World Rodeo Steer Wrestling
To of the World Rodeo Events
Top of the World Rodeo Bull riding


2020 Top of the World Rodeo Events

Bareback Riding
Barrel Racing
Breakaway Roping
Bull Riding

Mixed Team Roping
Saddle Bronc Riding
Steer Wrestling
Team Roping



Tie Down Roping
Mutton Busting
Bull Fighting