Come for the mountains, stay for the stars

All literature can be downloaded here or picked up in town for FREE at the Welcome Center at 107 N 3rd St. Tourism literature is also available throughout the community.

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All literature can be downloaded here or picked up in town for FREE at the Welcome Center at 107 N 3rd St. Copies are also available throughout the community.

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

Sangres Art Guild ~ June’s Bustin’ Out

Sangres Art Guild’s second show in 2024 called for visual art in all mediums, styles and themes and open to both member and non-members. Enjoy the work of local and regional artists at the 3rd Street Gallery anytime from Thursday – Monday between 11am and 4pm. Visitors can also see the work of our Sangres Art Guild volunteers, on display on the 2nd floor,...

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Westcliffe Farmers Market every Friday

The Westcliffe Farmers Market celebrates its 17th anniversary! Held every Friday from 9am to 1pm June 7th through September 27th. Come out to get fresh produce and see the crafts from our local vendors. There will be music at the market for your listening enjoyment. June 7 Bob Reed / Jack Naff June 14 Tim Goo Group June 21 Dennis Hagerty June 28 Richard...

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WCPA Shakespeare in the Sangres ~ As You Like It

As You Like It, one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, tells the story of Rosalind, who flees to the Forest of Arden with her cousin Celia and the “wise fool” Touchstone, to find her father the Duke, who is living there in exile “like the old Robin Hood of England” with his band of followers. Once there Rosalind, disguised as a young man, satirically...

$20
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WCPA Shakespeare in the Sangres ~ As You Like It

As You Like It, one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, tells the story of Rosalind, who flees to the Forest of Arden with her cousin Celia and the “wise fool” Touchstone, to find her father the Duke, who is living there in exile “like the old Robin Hood of England” with his band of followers. Once there Rosalind, disguised as a young man, satirically...

$20
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11th Annual Westcliffe Consignment Auction

Brought to you by Frontier Auctions Westcliffe Consignment Auction. Call or email Nathaniel  ngl@privategarden.org 719-792-2817 to consign your good, unused merchandise into cash! Lots of merchandise to be offered at this auction! Be sure to attend. Location at 1226 CR 115, Westcliffe, CO Scan this QR code to see online listing and photos.

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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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