Come for the mountains, stay for the stars

Welcome to Westcliffe, Colorado!

All literature can be downloaded here or picked up in town for FREE at the Welcome Center at 107 N 3rd St. Tourism literature is also available throughout the community.

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All literature can be downloaded here or picked up in town for FREE at the Welcome Center at 107 N 3rd St. Copies are also available throughout the community.

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.
Watch The Wet Mountain Valley, a dark-skies timelapse video produced by award-winning SKYGLOW.
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EVENTS

Westcliffe Farmers Market every Friday

The Westcliffe Farmers Market celebrates its 17th anniversary! Held every Friday from 9am to 1pm June 7th through September 27th. Come out to get fresh produce and see the crafts from our local vendors. There will be music at the market for your listening enjoyment. June 7 Bob Reed / Jack Naff June 14 Tim Goo Group June 21 Dennis Hagerty June 28 Richard...

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Greenstone Artworks ~ Darryl Halbrooks & Radeaux Art Exhibition

Artists Darryl Halbrooks and Radeaux will exhibit at Greenstone Artworks in Westcliffe from Wednesday, July 3 through Saturday, July 27, 2024. Opening reception is Saturday July 6 from 4pm to 7pm. Darryl Halbrooks is known for his abstract and realistic paintings on Fiberglas and Plexiglas. He has shown nationally and internationally over a career spanning fifty years, and is included in many corporate and...

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Sangres Art Guild ~ July’s a Poppin’

July’s a Poppin’ is an open-themed art show judged by world-renowned wildlife conservation artist Vickie McMillan-Hayes. Come in, cool off, and enjoy the work of some of Colorado’s most amazing artists Thursday – Monday from 11am – 4pm, at the 3rd Street Gallery, in beautiful downtown Westcliffe.

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Custer County Fair

The Custer County Fair is where the members of the 4-H and FFA programs exhibit their projects that they have been working so hard on all year! Please join us in supporting our youth and the future! An official schedule of events for the week is posted on our website under the Custer County Fair tab.

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Friends of the Library Arts & Craft Fair

The Arts & Craft Fair runs Thursday July 18, 2-6pm; Friday July 19, 9am-6pm and Saturday July 20, 9am to 6pm. 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...

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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!

Travel Responsibly in the Wet Mountain Valley

The Wet Mountain Valley is a beautiful place, and we’d love for it to stay that way for generations to come. Whether you’re strolling downtown, hiking trails, or watching the stars,  please help by traveling responsibly.

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