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.


Take a walk through the magnificent colors of fall on one of Custer County’s many trails.


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


Alla Prima Art Show

Open Thursdays-Mondays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibition of freshly painted artworks by competitors in the Alla Prima Westcliffe plein air paint-out. This paint-from-life event is alla prima painting created from life in the manner of plein air. Fine art created by artists from around the country over six dazzling autumn days painting in the Wet Mountain Valley of Colorado. Sweeping scenic...

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Public Viewing Event: Transit of Planet Mercury Across the Sun

THE 2019 TRANSIT OF MERCURY: On Monday morning, November 11, Mercury will pass directly in front the Sun. The rare transit begins at 7:35 a.m. EST and lasts for almost six hours. However, for the Mountain Time Zone, the transit will be in progress at sunrise. Plus for the SJO’s location, the Wet Mountains to its east delay sunrise about 30 minutes. The Sun...

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Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

December 5, 2-6 p.m., December 6 & 7, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Discover beautiful handcrafted treasures and gifts in plenty of time for the holidays. Supports local artists and the West Custer County Library.

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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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#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!