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!

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.
Watch The Wet Mountain Valley, a dark-skies timelapse video produced by award-winning SKYGLOW.
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Westcliffe Farm & Makers Market

We are at the corner of 4th and Main Street in Jess Price Park from 9am to 1pm every Wednesday until the last week in September. Come out and join us to get your fresh produce and see the crafts that are on offer from our local vendors. Established in 2007, the Westcliffe Farm & Makers Market is committed to bringing you healthy, local...

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3rd Street Gallery September Art Show

A new fine art show celebrating the beauty of our valley and its celebrated western heritage. For our opening weekend, new artwork from Sangres Art Guild and community artists will spill out of the gallery onto the sidewalks of downtown Westcliffe. Stroll the amazing show while enjoying a KLZR live musical preview of the popular High Peaks Music Festival on Saturday, September 11. The...

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3rd Street Gallery October Art Show

A crisp, lively art show celebrating the glory of fall in the Sangres. The show will be juried by our 2021 Sangres Art Guild Inspirational Visiting Artist, Thomas Fluharty, a world renowned painter, illustrator and caricature artist. Thomas will offer workshops, give gallery and classroom demos and display his own work in our host’s gallery upstairs. Opening Reception will be October 2, from 11am...

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Thomas Fluharty Kids Workshop

Thomas Fluharty, internationally reknowned caricaturist and painter, will be here in Westcliffe for a Kids' Drawing Workshop, October 1 for children of all ages.  This is an opportunity of a lifetime to learn from an artist/teacher of this calibre how to draw their pooches!  $5.00 fee to reserve your space and get the material's packet.

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15th Annual Arts Hullabaloo

The 15th annual Arts Hullabaloo is three days of family fun celebrating the Arts, showcasing visual arts, performing arts, musical arts to name a few. The Sangres Art Guild, in partnership with Rebecca’s Fund hosts this year's annual Arts Hullabaloo. Arts Hullabaloo returns with exciting new events and returning old favorites, all guaranteed to share the fun of creativity in kids of all ages....

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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!