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

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!
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

3rd Street Gallery Calendar Art Show

The 3rd Street Gallery proudly presents the 16th Annual Calendar Art Show, showcasing the talents of our Sangres Art Guild and neighboring community artists. The show will be juried by renowned Southwestern artist, Charles Frizzell, whose art has been shown and collected nationally and internationally. The 13 winners will be showcased next year in our 2022 calendar, “Colorado’s Best Kept Secret.” Visit our website...

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A Painted View Ranch: Kids Kamp

Parents, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles: Sign kids up now for a fun-filled morning or afternoon. Spaces are limited. June 21-25, July 5-9, August 9-13 Morning Kamp is 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., ages 4-7 Afternoon Kamp is 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., ages 8-12 Kids will learn equine basics and care with fun activities on and off the horse. For more information and to...

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Social Crafting Meet-Up

Socialize over Coffee, While Crafting at the Meet-Up The West Custer County Library hosts a social crafting meet up the fourth Tuesday of each month. The next meet-up is Tuesday, June 22nd, from 10am until 11:30am in the Library’s Community Room. The Library will provide coffee and a light snack. Please bring a project, grab a friend and join the meet-up. For more information...

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Free

Sangres Art Guild Art Camp Show & Reception

The Sangres Art Guild in cooperation with Rebecca's Fund puts on children's art camps for 7 to 12 year olds each summer.  The camp concludes with an art show of the children's work starting Saturday, June 26th.  There will be a reception from noon-5pm that day.  Come to Greenstone Artworks at 100 Main Street to see their creativity!

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Free

3rd Street Gallery July Art Show

An all-new art show welcoming summer back to the valley, featuring the talents of Sangres Art Guild, local and regional artists. The show will be juried by Westcliffe’s own award-winning artist, Sarah Woods, whose latest work will be showcased alongside our gallery hosts’ art in the gallery upstairs. Opening Reception will be July 3, from 11am - 4pm. Visit our website for the latest...

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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!