Situated in the Wet Mountain Valley, Silver Cliff is a charming, former mining camp with stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. There are several commercial businesses in town that cater to locals and tourists alike.
Its elevation is 7,982 feet. There were 587 people at the time of the 2010 census, making it the most populated town in Custer County.
The town was built in the 1870s in order to accomodate the nearby Silver Cliff mine workers. It was incorporated in 1879 and by 1880 had around 5,000 residents. At that time it was Colorado’s third largest city, behind Denver and Leadville.
Silver Cliff was the Custer County seat from 1886 to 1928, when it moved to neighbor Westcliffe.
Things To Do near Silver Cliff, CO
- Cañon City (46mi)
- Coaldale (28mi)
- Colorado City (49mi)
- Florence (36mi)
- Gardner (34mi)
- Howard (36mi)
- Penrose (42mi)
- Pueblo (55mi)
- Rye (43mi)
- Salida (49mi)
- Texas Creek (25mi)
- Walsenburg (61mi)
- Westcliffe (1mi)
- Wetmore (25mi)
View the town’s official website.
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