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

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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.

EVENTS

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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3rd Street Gallery August Art Show

An exciting new show introducing art work in all mediums inspired by Westcliffe’s internationally recognized Dark Skies. In addition to our hosts’ artwork, our gallery upstairs will pay special tribute to the exciting field of Astrophotography. Opening Reception - August 7 - Time TBD 59000 N Highway 69, Westcliffe, CO 81252

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Hi Country Weekend

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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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!