Drive past another car or truck on a Custer County back road and you’ll likely receive a Westcliffe Wave, a two-fingered (more or less) hello that’s become the county’s signature greeting.

Not just a custom of days gone by, the Westcliffe Wave is a friendly greeting to all neighbors and visitors. You may not see the wave on Main Street or a highway but will surely encounter one on back roads leading to homes and ranches.

Why not a whole-hand wave? On Custer County’s bumpy dirt roads, it’s risky to remove your hand from the wheel. Two fingers are all most drivers can spare.

Take a drive on Custer County’s back roads and discover the Westcliffe Wave for yourself. You might just wave back.