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Western Street Breakfast goes off without a hitch in downtown Colorado Springs

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Annual Western Street Breakfast returns to Colorado Springs Wednesday
Posted at 2:53 PM, Jun 19, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-21 10:50:48-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — The annual Western Street Breakfast returned to the corner of Pikes Peak Ave and Tejon St Wednesday morning to celebrate the community's Western heritage.

The Western Street Breakfast is the iconic starting point for the Pikes Peak Range Riders' five-day trek. For decades, this dedicated group of horsemen make an annual trail each summer to promote the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo.

You can watch coverage of the the Range Riders heading out from the 2023 Western Street Breakfast below:

Pikes Peak Range Riders head out, 2023 Western Breakfast

The Pikes Peak Range Riders organization was founded in 1949 by Kenneth D. Brookhart and Everett R. Conover. At that time it the group was made up of 35 men who would ride horseback around America's Mountain to promote the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo. The non-profit Pikes Peak Range Riders Foundation (Latigo) was formed in 1999 to allow the Pikes Peak Range Riders to focus their charitable community activities. The Foundation's focus is on youth events that have a Western, agricultural, and equine orientation.


  • 5:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Pancake breakfast is served by Army/Air Force volunteers (kids five and under eat free)
  • 8:00 a.m. Pike's Peak Range Riders ride out of town on horseback

In addition to a large pancake breakfast, the fundraiser event was host various activities for the whole family.

  • Appearances by Girl of the West and Aide to the Girl of the West
  • Kids Corral with a petting zoo, roping the hay bale, gunslinger, and a trick roper
  • 75th Annual Lil’ Cowboys and Cowgirls Round-Up costume contest (click here to register)
  • Trick Roper, Gunslinger and Sweetwater, Native American Hoop Dancers
  • Music performances by the Flying W Wranglers and Exit West

The following roads will be closed on Wednesday from midnight until 9:00 a.m.


  • Pikes Peak Avenue between Cascade Avenue and Nevada Avenue
  • Tejon Street between Kiowa Street and Colorado Avenue
  • Pikes Peak Avenue between Nevada Avenue and Corona Street

The pancake breakfast costs $5 except for kids five and under. These tickets were offered for purchase at the event (cash only) and on Eventbrite.

Each purchase provided guests with a commemorative, wooden token that gave them entry into the breakfast.