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!

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.
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Open Mic Night

It's Open Mic Night at the Silver West Feedstore. Sign up to perform is at 6pm. Musicians can play three songs. Poets and comedians are welcome as well. A reservation for a dinner table is highly recommended. Call 719-783-4040.

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In Concert: Classical Music

LEVIN/DAVIN DUO – Harp and Guitar Emily Levin is the Principal Harpist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Bronze Medal Winner of the 9th USA International Harp Competition. Her playing has been praised for its “communicative, emotionally intense expression” (Jerusalem Post) and the Herald Times commended her “technical wizardry and artistic intuition.” As a soloist, orchestral musician, and chamber collaborator, Levin brings the harp to the...

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In Concert: Classical Music

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...

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19th Annual High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival

Music will ring out across the Wet Mountain Valley at the 19th annual High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival in the heart of the Rockies. Come enjoy stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the youth music program, the camaraderie of on-site camping and picking' in addition to a full roster of exciting bluegrass performers. The line-up includes our festival host, the always entertaining...

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76th Annual Westcliffe Stampede PRCA & WPRA Rodeo

Experience Colorado’s western lifestyle for yourself at the Westcliffe Stampede Rodeo where cowboys and cowgirls from across the county compete for cash prizes. Saturday morning’s parade down Westcliffe’s Main Street features rodeo personalities—including the rodeo queen and her court—along with their equine partners, sponsors and more. Roping, bronc and bull riding, and barrel-racing events fill Saturday’s and Sunday’s schedules, while kids get in on...

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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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