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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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 August Show

Come enjoy the new artwork in the August show as well as the awesome artwork by SAG volunteers in the upper gallery. This show was an open competition and features artwork from local and regional artists. The Gallery is open to the public and families are encouraged to tour the art as well. Opening Reception: August 6, 1-4pm Show Dates: July 28-August 29  The show...

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SilverWest AirFest

Fly or drive on out to the FREE SilverWest AirFest 2022, held this year on Saturday August 20! Enjoy the beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountains as a backdrop and watch an array of vintage airplanes take off and land. You can even walk to and view up close some of the different planes on display. There’s also live music, family fun (games, giveaways, etc.) ...

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SJO Visual Star Party

OPEN TO PUBLIC 9:00pm-11:00pm A two hour Star Party to view celestial objects directly through a series of telescopes at the Smokey Jack Observatory.

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KLZR Summer in the Park

There is nothing like free, live music in a beautiful setting. The annual “Summer In the Park” concert series hosted by KLZR 91.7 FM are held on Sunday afternoons. Get ready for hours of entertainment at one of Colorado’s prettiest outdoor venues. Each year’s lineup is unique and includes Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Americana and Bluegrass. On Stage: Acoustic Eidolon (high energy Guitar and Cello)

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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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