Scenery that Takes Your Breath Away


Your Home Base for Adventure


The Wet Mountain Valley: Where Dark Skies Rule


A Day in the Mountains


Bring Out Your Inner Cowboy


Get Inspired: Arts & Culture


Experience Live Music in the Valley

Come for the MOUNTAINS, Stay for the STARS


Great Sand Dunes National Park. Take the popular, adventurous four-wheel drive pass or the highway to this natural wonder.


Explore the Ophir Creek Snowmobile Trail System, one of Custer County’s most popular locations for winter sports enthusiasts.


Custer County’s open, quiet spaces attract hunters seeking a wide spectrum of Colorado wildlife.


Vieness Duo: One Piano/Four Hands

Pianists, Vijay Venkatesh and Eva Schaumkell will travel to Westcliffe from Los Angeles. Their intuition for conversation coupled with a commanding stage presence has made them in demand throughout the world. They have enthralled audiences in electric and captivating performances of innovative and creative programs that include standard repertoire, contemporary works and their own arrangements. Vieness started the 2019/2020 season with with Kultur unter'm...

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Veronika String Quartet

The award-winning Veronika String Quartet (VSQ) established itself as an outstanding ensemble very early after its formation in Moscow in 1989. The group is known for its versatility and extraordinary musicianship. The unique sound of the VSQ has led to success in international competitions as well as in concert halls throughout the U.S. and abroad. Known for its innovative programming, the Quartet is committed...

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Shakespeare in the Sangres

Imagine an evening of Shakespeare in an outdoor amphitheater, watching the sun set over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains as you enjoy a family picnic on the lawn. The Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts presents two plays each summer (2020 lineup to be announced).

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Sangre Star Festival

See the stars as our ancestors did as we celebrate five years as Colorado’s first certified Dark Sky Community! The Sangre Star Festival is for everyone – from serious stargazers to amateur astronomers and casual star seekers. Get ready for an awesome astro-experience: festivities, stellar speakers, music, workshops, camping, day and night time activities. Tickets go on sale December 21, 2019. For more information...

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High Altitude Horsepower Car Show

Enter your antique, vintage, classic, rat rod, or hot rod/muscle car, while you share the day with other car enthusiasts, or just come enjoy the cars and vote for your favorites. Features a pancake breakfast provided by the local Rotary Club, food vendors, bounce house for the kids, fabulous shops...and don't forget to pick up a Car Show t-shirt! Contact the Custer County Chamber...

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#LookUp: Stargazing at its Finest

Westcliffe and Silver Cliff are Colorado’s first designated International Dark Sky Community, and we’re the highest elevation of those sites in the world. Come see for yourself what a real night sky looks like!