Come for the mountains, stay for the stars

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 Fall Show

The 3rd Street Gallery proudly presents the Fall Show, showcasing art which celebrates the glory of another beautiful fall in our Valley. The gallery is open to all ages, families are encouraged to come in too. Enjoy the art show as well as the artwork in the upper gallery by our volunteers. Opening Reception: October 1, 1-4pm Show Dates: September 29-November 14, Thursday –...

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Free

In Concert ~ Denver Brass 5

This well-known brass quintet returns to the Valley to perform a crowd-pleasing concert which will include classical, jazz and pop music.

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$20

WCPA Live Theater ~ Bell, Book and Candle

Just in time for Halloween comes this comedy of the supernatural written by John Van Druten in 1950, and subsequently turned into two movies. Gillian Holroyd seems like a thoroughly modern mild-mannered Manhattan gal, but appearances can be deceiving – she and her family are actually centuries-old witches, passing as ordinary mortals. All is well until, in a fit of pique, Gillian casts a...

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$20

WCPA Live Theater ~ Bell, Book and Candle

Just in time for Halloween comes this comedy of the supernatural written by John Van Druten in 1950, and subsequently turned into two movies. Gillian Holroyd seems like a thoroughly modern mild-mannered Manhattan gal, but appearances can be deceiving – she and her family are actually centuries-old witches, passing as ordinary mortals. All is well until, in a fit of pique, Gillian casts a...

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$20

3rd Street Gallery “Festival of Art” Show

In keeping with the holidays, local and regional artisans feature unique small works of art, the perfect holiday gift. The volunteer exhibit upstairs also offers one-of-a-kind gifts of art. Opening Reception: December 3, 1-4pm Show Dates: November 17 - December 24, Open Friday thru Sunday from 11am - 4pm The show is sponsored by the Sangres Art Guild, a 501(c)3 non-profit. For information on...

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Free

#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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