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.


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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RECEPTION - STARS OF CUSTER COUNTY Art Show SAG Calendar Art Show @ 3rd Street Gallery 59000 N Highway 69 Westcliffe, CO  81252 Opening Reception May 2, 4-6pm Sponsored by Sangres Art Guild Artists, Collectors and Art lovers as well as the Public is invited to attend! Show Runs: May 2 – June 15 SAG’s 2020 gallery season opening show of original 2D, 3D...

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Public Star Party: Spring Constellations Arrive

The Water Snake, Crow, Lion, Herdsman, Bears, and Dragon constellations are bright in the sky this month. Immense galaxies located millions and millions of light years apart are numerous in the night sky. It is also a great time to observe a wide variety of star clusters and nebulae, which are giant clouds of gas and dust where new stars are forming. Nebulae can...

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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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Alla Prima Westcliffe: 14th Annual Plein Air Paint-Out

Treat yourself to a week of spectacular spring days painting in the picturesque Wet Mountain Valley of Colorado. Bright spring greens, snow-covered mountains, fresh wildflowers. Sweeping scenic views of the magnificent Sangre de Cristo mountains, intimate outdoor scenes, historic architecture and special events await your creativity. This paint-from-life event includes alla prima painting created from life in the manner of plein air, but not...

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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!