Come for the mountains, stay for the stars

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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 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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3rd Street Gallery Holiday Art Show

Two full gallery floors offering a bounty of one-of-a-kind fine art and the handiwork of local artisans. Find the perfect gift, just in time for the Holidays! To make the most of the season, we will be hosting two receptions, adding new art as we go. Opening Reception will be November 6, from 4-6pm. Two weeks later, our festive Holiday Reception will be December...

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In Concert: Classical Music

LEVIN/DAVIN DUO – Harp and Guitar Emily Levin is the Principal Harpist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Bronze Medal Winner of the 9th USA International Harp Competition. Her playing has been praised for its “communicative, emotionally intense expression” (Jerusalem Post) and the Herald Times commended her “technical wizardry and artistic intuition.” As a soloist, orchestral musician, and chamber collaborator, Levin brings the harp to the...

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$20

In Concert: Classical Music

VERONIKA STRING QUARTET The award-winning Veronika String Quartet (VSQ) established itself as an outstanding ensemble very early after its formation in Moscow in 1989. The group is known for its versatility and extraordinary musicianship. The unique sound of the VSQ has led to success in international competitions as well as in concert halls throughout the U.S. and abroad. Known for its innovative programming, the Quartet...

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$20

Hi Country Weekend Square & Round Dance Festival

37th Annual Hi Country Weekend Square and Round Dance Festival at the Custer County School West building at 709 Main Street in Westcliffe.

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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!