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

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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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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Fourth of July Weekend Flea Market/Yard Sale & Breakfast

Annual flea market and yard sale including crafts, gifts, food and antiques. Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located at 110 Rosita Ave from in Westcliffe. All you can eat breakfast at the Depot at 102 Main St., Westcliffe from 7 -10 a.m.

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High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival

Bluegrass fans will love this annual event in the heart of the Wet Mountain Valley of south central Colorado.  The stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the friendly town of Westcliffe provide a magnificent backdrop for the Festival, but it is four days of nationally-renown bluegrass performers that sets this festival apart. Lou Reid, a 3-time HMHF performer says, “High Mountain Hay...

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Custer County Fair

The Custer County Fair aims to educate, give experience, teach sportsmanship and encourage cooperation by all participants. Competitions throughout the week showcase participants’ abilities to care for and train their animals. At the fair’s end, judges award grand-champion ribbons and participants see tangible rewards when they sell their livestock at auction. Ribbons are also awarded to a variety of projects demonstrating life skills, such as...

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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!