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!

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


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.



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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Friends of the Library Summer Arts & Craft Fair

The Friends of the Library is a volunteer, fund-raising organization dedicated to supplementing basic services at our local public Library. To assist in raising funds, the Friends of the Library hosts two craft fairs each year, with special items crafted by our local and talented artisans. Each artisan donates 23% of their sales directly to the Library Friends. This enables the Friends to supplement...

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Westcliffe Stampede Rodeo

Rodeo, ranch rodeo, parade and dance. Full details to come. Save the dates!

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Public Star Party: All Hail the Milky Way!

CANCELLED - The Milky Way and summer constellations are featured this month. The Swan and the Eagle soar through the Milky Way. The Summer Triangle is now straight above us, featuring the Stars Altair, Deneb, and Vega. The Hero, Scorpion, Teapot, and Harp constellations are demanding to be seen, showing themselves big and bright, Jupiter and Saturn will rise late in the night. There...

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Painted View Ranch: Summer Spectacular

Sangre de Cristo Summer Spectacular Featuring the founder Reach Out to Horses®, Anna Twinney This educational and unforgettable experience will show you how to connect with your horse in ways you never knew were possible. Featuring TLC-12-Step Safety System, Liberty Taster, In-Hand Obstacle Course and Spook Busting, and Intuitive Riding. Horse Acupuncture Demonstration with Dr. Nikki Zeller, Nokota Horse Conservancy® speaker Frank Kuntz, Vendor...

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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!