3115 Co Rd 160, Westcliffe, CO 81252

A Painted View Ranch is nestled in one of the state’s most beautiful and unspoiled areas, the Wet Mountain Valley at the base of the Sangre de Cristo mountains of Custer County. The ranch is committed to perpetuating the western and ranching lifestyle through equestrian events, music and community service. We hold dear the values and work ethic a life living close to the land provides.

The owner has a keen interest in Western Native American cultures and a passion for horses. Her passion for Native American Horses led her to her association with the Nokota® Horse Conservancy, a nonprofit preserving a rare American horse breed which is being used for all types of disciplines. The ranch has fifteen Nokotas and is a preservation breeder.
The Nokotas® are wild horses of the northern plains have inhabited the Little Missouri Badlands which are now encompassed by the Theodore Roosevelt National Park for more than a century and are descendants of Chief Sitting Bull’s herd
The Old West starts at A Painted View Ranch. A visit is always worth the trip. 
4613 CR 160, Westcliffe, CO 81252

We believe unplugged is the best way to have fun, that a little dirt is good for the soul, and that sunshine paired with laughter is the best medicine.
The Wet Mountain Valley and Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range have been storied for generations with tales of lost treasure, silver mines and cowboys of the Wild West. Now make some stories of your own.
B-Bar-B will be offering ranch rides (including full moon rides), intro to horsemanship experiences, and full day ranch fun in the 2022 season. We are also hosting a horse show series. Spectators are welcome. It’s fun for the whole family!

473 County Road 271, Westcliffe, CO 81252

Bear Basin Ranch is an 1890’s working ranch nestled in the heart of the Wet Mountains in Southern Colorado and overlooks the Wet Mountain Valley to the west and runs parallel to the Sangre de Cristo range and the Sangre de Cristo National Wilderness Area. Bear Basin Ranch was first utilized as a hunting ground for roaming bands of buffalo hunters, then as a summer home to the Mountain Utes. The Ranch was later settled as part of the Silver Park Prospect in the 1860’s, later becoming a homestead, cattle ranch, and finally, the home of our 60-head Appaloosa and Quarter horses.


  • Sangres Day Rides
  • Two Hour Rides (starting at 10am and 1pm)
  • Fishing Trips
  • Day Rides
  • 3 & 5 Day Pack Trips



Llama Trekking by Lookin’ Up Outfitters offers day and sunset llama hikes on a beautiful private ranch in southern Custer County. Brianna, owner, is a 4th generation Westcliffe Native and has raised llamas for over 25 years!
This will be an experience you won’t forget. Our llamas are all gentle and love taking guests hiking on a beautiful private ranch. Spectacular views, wildlife, ponds, meadows. This is an EPIC adventure to explore the magnificence of Custer County, Colorado.
The llamas and I hope to meet you soon! Please visit our website for more information.

6076 County Road 119, Westcliffe, CO 81252

“Gateway to the Horse” in Southern Colorado ~ Where learning and fun are indistinguishable!

There is nothing more freeing than riding a horse you know, with complete confidence over the open range.  Nothing more grounding than feasting your eyes and your senses on breathtaking vistas in every direction.  No meal more satisfying than when made from scratch – local foods are enjoyed after working outside with your horse.  Nothing more fun than working with cattle from the back of a horse.  And nothing more gratifying than receiving patient coaching from a true pro who’s highest value is to help you reach your goals with your horse.  By now you know, this is not your ordinary trail ride.

  • Only one private party per week may lodge – be one of 52 parties annually – book now!
  • Three-night minimum.
  • Use one of our well-matched horses or bring your own.
  • No lodging needed – no problem!  We offer that option.
  • Just want a single day ride – you got it!
  • Looking for a wagon/sled ride – you got it!
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3038 Hwy 96, Silver Cliff, CO

Experience the views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains or our light-protected starry skies from the unique perspective of an Amish wagon ride. Half-hour or one-hour wagon rides, horseback rides or a pony and cart ride for children. Wagon rides are available by advanced reservation only, so contact Freeman Miller at 719-239-0154 or valleywide@sle.email to make your reservation.


We are home building contractors with a specialization in drywall. We are licensed and insured in Custer County and have over 20 years experience in the Colorado home building market.

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