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 Holiday Art Show

Two full gallery floors offering a bounty of one-of-a-kind fine art and the handiwork of local artisans. Find the perfect gift, just in time for the Holidays! Our festive Holiday Reception will be December 4, from 11am - 4pm. Visit our website for the latest information.

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Music Meadows Winter Open House

Did someone say winter wonderland? Come see for yourself what magic everyone is talking about at Music Meadows Ranch at their Winter Open House. Sleigh Rides Bareback Rides Warm food around a bonfire Outdoor Fun And more! This is a free event with advance reservations by calling 719-783-2222 or register on their Facebook page. What a great way to get outside!

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Free

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 dinner and a table is highly recommended. Call 719-783-4040.

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Free

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 dinner and a table is highly recommended. Call 719-783-4040.

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Free

Beckwith Ranch New Year’s Open House

Beckwith is back! Join us New Year's weekend, on  January 1st and 2nd, for an Open House to kick off 2022 and the re-opening of the Beckwith Ranch. Docents will be portraying the Beckwith family; volunteers will be on hand to talk about our plans for the new year including special events, fundraising, grant acquisitions, preservation of the buildings, regular tours, Board and Committee...

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Free

#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!