Come for the mountains, stay for the stars

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 Calendar Show

Sangres Art Guild’s 2022 season-opening show, "Light of the Valley," features original 2D, 3D and photographic art that reflects the Wet Mountain Valley. Thirteen artworks were chosen for the 2023 fine art calendar.

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

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Free

Memorial Day Parade

The Memorial Day Weekend Parade is a solemn remembrance of our fallen service members. The parade will be led by the Fort Carson Color Guard and the American Legion Westcliffe Post 170 Color Guard. Please come to this respectful observance to honor our fallen. West on Main Street in Silver Cliff and in Westcliffe.

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KLZR 2nd Street Block Party

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

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Free

3rd Street Gallery June Show

Come enjoy a cheery collection of original art for the month of June created by local and regional artists.  This is an open themed show featuring unique pieces of art. The gallery is open to all ages, families are encouraged to come in too. Enjoy the art show as well as the artwork in the upper gallery by our volunteers. Opening Reception:  June 4...

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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!

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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