Scenery that Takes Your Breath Away

 

Your Home Base for Adventure

 

The Wet Mountain Valley:
Where Dark Skies Rule

 

A Day in the Mountains

 

Bring Out Your
Inner Cowboy

 

Get Inspired: Arts & Culture

 

Experience Live Music in the Valley

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

Parade of Honor

This Memorial Day weekend parade starts at 10 a.m. on Main Street. A dedication to honor our Military, Law Enforcement, Emergency Services, First Responders. and Teachers. Sponsored by CART. After many months of hibernation the community comes together at the Memorial Day Parade, to enjoy the summers season opening event. The parade normally starts at or around 10:00 a.m. on the Saturday of Memorial...

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3rd Street Gallery Calendar Art Show

The 3rd Street Gallery proudly presents the 16th Annual Calendar Art Show, showcasing the talents of our Sangres Art Guild and neighboring community artists. The show will be juried by renowned Southwestern artist, Charles Frizzell, whose art has been shown and collected nationally and internationally. The 13 winners will be showcased next year in our 2022 calendar, “Colorado’s Best Kept Secret.” Opening Reception will...

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KLZR Block Party

The 2nd Street Block Party will feature Ragged Mountain Bluegrass out of Salida, Colo. Catch their high-energy performance in front of the KLZR studio from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more on KLZR Radio, visit klzr.org.

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3rd Street Gallery July Art Show

An all-new art show welcoming summer back to the valley, featuring the talents of Sangres Art Guild, local and regional artists. The show will be juried by Westcliffe’s own award-winning artist, Sarah Woods, whose latest work will be showcased alongside our gallery hosts’ art in the gallery upstairs. Opening Reception will be July 3, from 11am - 4pm. Visit our website for the latest...

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Shakespeare in the Sangres

The 2021 theater calendar opens in July with The Shadow of the Hummingbird by Athol Fugard, the story of a grandpa and his grandson who spend an afternoon together and each learns some valuable lessons from the other. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 1, 2, 3 at 6:30pm and Sunday, July 4th at 2pm

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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!