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.
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3rd Street Gallery “Festival of Art” Show

In keeping with the holidays, local and regional artisans feature unique small works of art, the perfect holiday gift. The volunteer exhibit upstairs also offers one-of-a-kind gifts of art. Opening Reception: December 3, 1-4pm Show Dates: November 17 - December 24, Open Friday thru Sunday from 11am - 4pm The show is sponsored by the Sangres Art Guild, a 501(c)3 non-profit. For information on...

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Boulder Bassoon Quartet

The Boulder Bassoon Quartet returns to the Valley. At home in a variety of venues, the Quartet is dedicated to expanding the repertoire for the bassoon quartet in a variety of genres through new arrangements and original compositions as they perform Classical, Pop, Blues, and Experimental music.

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Colorado Piano Trio

The Colorado Piano Trio is an international ensemble based at the University of Northern Colorado. American violinist Jubal Fulks, Polish pianist Adam Żukiewicz, and Slovenian cellist Gal Faganel perform classical music from the past and present.

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KLZR 2nd Street Block Party

The 2nd Street Block Party opens up the summer season. Catch the tunes and musical performance in front of the KLZR studio at 103 S. 2nd Street.

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High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival

Music will ring out across the Wet Mountain Valley at the 20th 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.  Then line-up is being finalized but the Host...

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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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