[Downtown Westcliffe. Photo: Andreas F. Borchert] Picturesque Westcliffe is a tucked between the Wet Mountains to the east and the Sangre de Cristo Range to the west. It’s the Custer County seat, with plenty of places to eat, sleep and shop.
The 2010 census recorded the population at 568. The elevation is 7,888 feet. Its neighbor Silver Cliff, lies one mile east.
Camping – The San Isabel National Forest offers several campgrounds just west of town.
Jul – High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival – Four day music festival held in mid July.
Sep – High Peaks Music Festival – Summer Saturday of awesome acoustic music held at the town amphitheatre in mid September.
Things To Do near Westcliffe, CO
- Cañon City (48mi)
- Coaldale (28mi)
- Colorado City (50mi)
- Florence (37mi)
- Gardner (34mi)
- Howard (36mi)
- Penrose (43mi)
- Pueblo (56mi)
- Rye (45mi)
- Salida (48mi)
- Silver Cliff (1mi)
- Texas Creek (25mi)
- Walsenburg (60mi)
- Wetmore (26mi)
Visit the town’s official website.
Starry Night | Colorado’s Dark Sky Community – Just after the sun has dipped behind the mountains in the tiny town of Westcliffe, the world seems to go quiet. All may appear dark but there is an entire other world waiting to be discovered if you’re willing to…