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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The Westcliffe Farmers Market every Friday

The Westcliffe Farmers Market celebrates its 15th anniversary at the corner of 4th and Main Street in Jess Price Park. Held every Friday from 9am to 1pm through September 30th. Come out to get fresh produce and see the crafts from our local vendors. Established in 2007, the Westcliffe Farmers Market is committed to bringing you healthy, local food and locally produced art and...

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3rd Street Gallery July Show

Showcasing exciting new art, up to 3 entries per artist, in an open competition. Come enjoy the new artwork in this show  from both local and regional artists as well as the artwork of our volunteers in the upper gallery. Opening Reception:  July 2, 1-4pm Show Dates:  June 30 - July 25, Thursday – Monday, 11am to 4pm  The show is sponsored by the Sangres Art Guild,...

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All Aboard Westcliffe Flea Market & Yard Sale

Annual Flea Market & Yard Sale including crafts, gifts, food and antiques. Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Located at 110 Rosita Ave from in Westcliffe. Something for everyone!

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Shakespeare in the Sangres ~ The Misanthrope

Arguably Molière’s comic masterpiece, written in 1666, the misanthrope of the title is Alceste, a nobleman so disgusted with the follies, vanities, and insincerities of his society that he’s become borderline boorish. Alas for the censorious Alceste, he is irresistibly attracted to the beautiful and frivolous Celimène, who embodies every social ill that he deplores, and whose flirtations and double-dealings with her circle of...

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Fireworks at Lake DeWeese Will NOT Happen This Year! 🙁

Because of supply chain issues the Wet Mountain Valley WILL NOT  celebrate with fireworks on Sunday, July 3rd. Lake DeWeese provides the front row seats but the show can be seen from many places in town looking north. In the meantime, donations are accepted to support the major effort to sustain this annual event. If you would like to make a donation, please mail...

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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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