Come for the mountains, stay for the stars

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 at the Westcliffe and Silver Cliff Town Halls and the West Custer County Library.

Custer County Past & Present: A Historical Digest for Exploring the Wet Mountain Valley, a guidebook detailing the county’s fascinating history in timelines, images, stories, and more.

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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.
Watch The Wet Mountain Valley, a dark-skies timelapse video produced by award-winning SKYGLOW.
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Sangres Art Guild ~ 2025 Fine Art Calendar “Peace in the Valley” Show and Sale

An annual tradition in the Valley, The Sangres Art Guild Fine Art Calendar Show and Sale features all of the entries from the 2025 Calendar Art Competition, including the 13 winners selected by juror Gloria Countryman to be published in the 2025 Calendar – “Peace in the Valley.” Calendar Juror Gloria Countryman is an international award-winning artist, as well as a professional art critic....

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Music Meadows Ranch ~ Open House & Market

Come to a market and open house like no other. Learn about your beef, choose grass finished and how the cattle industry preserves and protects the land. Farmer’s Market Live Music Pony Rides Horse Training Demo Beef Specials! Vacation Specials! Educational Seminars Picnics Welcome

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WCPA Live Theater ~ Drinking Habits

The Rialto Theater's Red Brick Players bring their hilarious comedy to the Jones for two nights only! Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancées, are hot on their trail. They go undercover...

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Memorial Day Parade ~ Kick-Off to Summer

To Respect and Honor Our Fallen Heroes The Annual Memorial Day Parade will be on Saturday, May 25th at 12:00 pm and will follow the traditional parade route on Main Street from The Country Store to the Bluff. Proudly sponsored and organized by Bear Ridge Construction. To participate email OR call or text Dena at 719-371-5503 Enjoy the 2nd Street Block Party right...

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KLZR 2nd Street Block Party

The KLZR 2nd Street Block Party will open up the summer season and take place on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. The Band Yet To Be Named will be entertaining everyone. Catch the tunes and musical performances in front of the KLZR studio at 103 S. 2nd Street. The Memorial Day Parade (sponsored by Bear Ridge Construction) will begin at noon and the...

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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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