A long-time Cheyenne Frontier Days tradition resumes on Sunday morning [July 16] with the annual CFD cattle drive.

This year 550 head of Corriente steers will be driven from a pasture north of Cheyenne along I-25 and through the streets to Frontier Park.

The cattle drive is considered the official start of CFD, according to Rodeo Chairman Mitch Carter. Carter says the cattle drive dates back to the very earliest days of Frontier Days when cattle from surrounding ranches were driven into town for the rodeo. Timed slack events get underway at Frontier Park on Monday at 11 a.m.

The drive will start at about 7:15 a.m. at the intersection of I-25 and Horse Creek Road north of the city. Approximate arrival times at the following areas are as scheduled:

Approximate arrival times at the following areas are as scheduled:

* I-25 and Horse Creek Road 7:15 - 7:45 a.m.
* I-25 frontage road and Riding Club Road 8:15 a.m.
* I-25 and Vandehei Road 8:45 a.m.
* I-25 and Central Avenue 9 – 9:15 a.m

The Wyoming Highway Patrol will not allow parking along I-25 at any time during the cattle drive. Central Ave., between Kennedy Road and Hynds Blvd. will be closed while the cattle are on Central Ave.