Held at the International Bridge right in the Vail village, the whitewater rodeo is one of the most exciting events to watch. Guys like Eric Jackson and Stephen Wright show off tricks that they invented, while teenage young guns proove just how big they can McNasty. Finals are Saturday at 4:15.
Contenders: The Jackson family is always a threat. Emily has won the women’s division of the event for the last six years in a row, and in the men’s department EJ, Dane, and Nick Troutman, her dad, brother, and husband respectively, are all strong competitors.
Beta: Try to get a spot upstream of the bridge for prime viewing. And keep an eye on stream flows. Rising river levels could mean that the event is cancelled.