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.


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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Westcliffe Farmers Market every Friday

The Westcliffe Farmers Market celebrates its 15th anniversary at the corner of 4th and Main Street in Jess Price Park. Held every Friday from 9am to 1pm through September 30th. Come out to get fresh produce and see the crafts from our local vendors. Established in 2007, the Westcliffe Farmers Market is committed to bringing you healthy, local food and locally produced art and...

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3rd Street Gallery August Show

Come enjoy the new artwork in the August show as well as the awesome artwork by SAG volunteers in the upper gallery. This show was an open competition and features artwork from local and regional artists. The Gallery is open to the public and families are encouraged to tour the art as well. Opening Reception: August 6, 1-4pm Show Dates: July 28-August 29  The show...

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West End Arts 2nd Saturday

Creativity abounds at the west end of town and all around– artists and galleries, designers, entertainers, jewelry smiths and more. Explore the local arts anytime you’re in town. Walk the 100 Main Block and Second Street on the Second Saturday from June to September and experience great art, give aways, homemade ice cream, music and more!

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WCPA & The Salida Circus Performance and Workshop

A FREE Circus Performance and Circus Skills Workshop for all Ages presented by The Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts and Salida Circus. Performance and Workshop will be held outside at Memorial Park (305 Hermit Road, Westcliffe) but in the event of rain, will move to the Jones Theater (119 Main Street, Westcliffe). For more information, call 719-783-3004 or email

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Feedstore Fundraiser ~ A Habitual Offenders Production

Do you like to laugh? Like a lot? Like a lot lot?!?!? Well we have two events just for you! You won’t want to miss the the comedy shows we have scheduled for 8/13/22 and 9/2/22. Emily and Hans can testify that these comedians are HILARIOUS! Tickets are now on sale via the QR code on the poster r go to Eventbrite to secure...

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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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