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

YOUR HOME BASE FOR…

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

SNOWMOBILING IN THE HIGH COUNTRY

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

HUNTING SEASON

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

EVENTS

Fall Into Winter Art Show

Sponsored by Sangres Art Guild @ 3rd St. Gallery, 59000 N. Hwy 69, Westcliffe, CO  81252 Just in time for the holidays, smaller pieces of Art Work, great for gift giving. 3rd Street Gallery hours: May thru Dec: 11am – 4pm January thru April: 10am – 3pm Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays Feature Exhibits in the main level gallery. Volunteer show in the upstairs gallery....

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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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#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!