Westcliffe Colorado and Silver Cliff
in Custer County, sit at approximately 8000 ft., and are
surrounded by the majestic Sangre de Cristo mountain range
ascending to 14,000 ft heights, to the west and the Wet
Mountains to the east. The Collegiate Mountains can be
viewed to the north, and the Spanish Peaks sit in the south.
This particular area of the Colorado Rocky Mountains is known as the Sangre de Cristo's and is famous for it's unparallel views and endless miles of lush wilderness trails and mountain meadows bursting with wild flowers.
Custer County is visited yearly by people from all over the world, for not only the views of the mountains, but for the many recreational activities found here; such as, hiking, fishing, camping, horse back riding, bird watching, and technical climbing, as well as the Wildlife preserve and observatory it has held intact.
Traveling to Westcliffe, situated in a high mountain meadow is an easy scenic drive, only 3 hours from Denver, one and a half hours from Colorado Springs, a short forty-five minute jaunt from Canon City via the scenic hwy 50 along the Arkansas River and from Pueblo, Westcliffe sits at the west end of hwy 96.
If you choose to fly in, Custer County hosts a small airport located approximately 9 miles south along Hwy 69 in Westcliffe. See the Wildflowers in the Wet Mountain Valley
Every year the area hosts the famous BlueGrass Festival, Stampede Rodeo, County Fair and a classic car show and many other activities on the 4th of July and throughout the summer months.
The historic museum in Silver Cliff is a great guide to the details of the old western mining days, when Silver Cliff lost the opportunity to be the capital of Colorado to Denver by only a few votes.
Silver Cliff assured it would prevail in the polls built a governors mansion, still standing today and has recently been renovated to preserve the memories of days long past.
Once you arrive, you will realize this charming little town is the center of activity for family fun. You will soon be seeking the local real estate professionals to spend your days with viewing the homes for sale in the area, so you can prolong your stay in this magnificent mountain valley.
The town of Westcliffe is the Custer County seat and holds business offices for Custer County Assessor, appraisers, mortgage companies, home inspectors, title companies and all your other realty needs.
Come visit Westcliffe and Silver Cliff and enjoy the adventure throughout all of Custer County, where you will truly find a sanctuary here to a small population of friendly faces and radiant smiles.
Get the details on the yearly events in the Westcliffe Colorado area.