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

As travel restrictions vary by county in Colorado, please note the current status for Westcliffe and Custer County:
Lodgings and many of our local restaurants are now open. Also, Lake DeWeese Reservoir is open for camping and fishing with a license. Hiking in the Sangre de Cristo mountains is available provided visitors respect social distancing. Please contact us or our local businesses if you have other questions about what is open for visitors.
For your wellbeing and that of our community, we request visitors be considerate of others by respecting social distancing, wearing a face covering, washing hands frequently and trying to have minimum exposure to others. Thank you for helping us all stay #ColoradoStrong!
YOUR HOME BASE FOR…

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

100+ MILES OF TRAILS

Hike to one of our 52 mountain lakes or hop on the Rainbow Trail in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range for hiking, horseback riding or mountain biking.

EXCEPTIONAL STARGAZING…in the highest elevation International Dark Sky Community in the world and the first in Colorado.

EVENTS

SAG Calendar Art Show

STARS OF CUSTER COUNTY SAG Calendar Art Show @ 3rd Street Gallery 59000 N Highway 69 Westcliffe, CO  81252   Sponsored by Sangres Art Guild Show Runs: May 2 – June 15 SAG’s 2020 gallery season opening show of original 2D, 3D and Photographic art. Thirteen winners are published in our annual fine art calendar, plus People’s Choice cash awards. We salute the Artists...

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Rock ‘n’ Soul Jam

CANCELLED -- Featuring 3 regional bands, it's a musical excursion into the past with Classic Rock from the 50s,  60s, and 70s.  Throw in a lot of Motown and Soul, and you're in the groove. Small venue, great views and awesome music. Watch rocknsouljam.com for updates on the annual event.

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Reception – Stars of Custer County Art Show

RECEPTION - STARS OF CUSTER COUNTY Art Show SAG Calendar Art Show @ 3rd Street Gallery 59000 N Highway 69 Westcliffe, CO  81252 Opening Reception June 6, 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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HEART LAND ART SHOW

Heart Land Art Show @ 3rd Street Gallery 59000 N Highway 69 Westcliffe, CO  81252 Sponsored by Sangres Art Guild Show Runs: July 2 - 27 The heart land lies where the heart longs to be.  An artistic celebration of the natural beauty of the Wet Mountain Valley. Also enjoy the great artwork on the upper level by our gallery volunteers. The gallery is...

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Free

RECEPTION – HEART LAND ART SHOW

RECEPTION - Heart Land Art Show @ 3rd Street Gallery 59000 N Highway 69 Westcliffe, CO  81252 Sponsored by Sangres Art Guild Opening Reception: July 4th, 4-6pm Join us for an evening in an artistic celebration of the natural beauty of the Wet Mountain Valley as well as some 'patriotic' sing a longs and light refreshments.  You, the public will vote for People's Choice...

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Free

#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!