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Fall in Love with Westcliffe

Fall in Love with Westcliffe
3 days
Escape to Westcliffe, where open space stretches far across Colorado's Wet Mountain Valley and stars shine brighter than almost anywhere else in the world.

Sustainability Activity

How to Give Back to These Special Places:

Volunteer with Trails for All or make a donation to All the Range, 210 Main St., Westcliffe.

Insider's Tip

High-Elevation Travel: Wear layers as temperatures can range widely from morning to afternoon. Stay hydrated so you can enjoy these activities at altitude.
Day 1
Activity

DeWeese Reservoir State Wildlife Area

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Reflecting magnificent peaks, DeWeese Reservoir State Wildlife Area backs up behind an impressive dam at the head of Grape Creek Canyon, just a half-dozen miles north of Westcliffe. The wildlife... Read More
Lunch

Tony's Mountain Pizza

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Family friendly in Westcliffe. Plan your next get-together here. Occasional live entertainment, casual cocktail area. Take out available.

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Hike the Alvarado Loop

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It’s a remarkable feeling to be surrounded by the golds, reds and burnt oranges of fall colors, and what better place to experience them than in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Custer County? The Alvarado Loop is a locals' favorite for leaf peeping. The trailhead is located at the Alvarado Campground, just a few miles southeast of downtown Westcliffe.
Dinner

Alpine Lodge & Restaurant

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Open year round. Quaint mountain cabins nestled among pines and aspens and bordered by San Isabel National Forest with its famous Rainbow Trail to the high country. Two-bedroom cabins sleep 2-4,... Read More

Cliff Lanes

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Eight fully automated lanes with fully computerized scoring and gutter guards for the kids. The area’s largest video and game arcade. Full service cafe and bar. Read More
Lodging

Rosita Rose Guest House

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Rosita Rose Guest House and B&B offers Western hospitality at its finest. Enjoy comfortable lodging with superb service in the spectacular Wet Mountain Valley and Sangre de Cristo Range of south... Read More
Day 2
Breakfast

Sugar & Spice Mountain Bakery

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Your family friendly home town bakery. Call ahead and order for your next event or family gathering  Books, gift items and catering also available. Read More
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Bishop Castle

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For nearly 60 years, Jim Bishop has been constructing one of the most impressive monuments to perseverance in Colorado. Bishop castle is a monumental statue in stone and iron. Read More
Lunch

Lodge at San Isabel, General Store & Restaurant

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Welcome to The Lodge, located in the beautiful San Isabel National Forest of southern Colorado in an area called the Wet Mountains, The Lodge features a restaurant, gift shop, general store, cabin... Read More
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Guided Horseback Riding

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Hit the backcountry on horseback with the experienced horsemen and guides of Music Meadows Ranch and Bear Basin Ranch.
Dinner

Chappy's Mountain View Bar & Grill

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A great downtown Westcliffe restaurant and bar with flame cooked steaks, burgers, chicken, dogs and brat's, served with homemade sides or fresh cut french fries. Nachos, soup & salad. Read More
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Go Stargazing

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Westcliffe's Wet Mountain Valley has long been known for its beautiful mountain vistas and big open skies, but now word is getting out about its world-class dark night skies. In 2015, Silver Cliff and Westcliffe were recognized by the International Dark-Sky Association as the ninth International Dark Sky Community in the world. It's also the first in Colorado and, with an elevation of almost 7,900 feet, the highest in the world. Come see the stars as you've never seen them before.
Lodging

Westcliffe Inn

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28 spacious, modern, ground-level rooms with ammenities including: 39" Flat Screen Televisions with DirecTV service; Free Hi-Speed Wireless Internet Service, Spa, Dry Sauna; and Online... Read More

Day 3
Breakfast

Candy's Coffee

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If you're looking for amazing coffee in our tiny town, Candy's is the place to be! More than a coffee shop - Coffee, Tea, Espresso, Gazpacho, Veggie Sandwiches, Paninis, Smoothies Read More
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Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

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Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is open daily. Marvel at awe-inspiring panoramic views from one of the world's highest suspension bridges and enjoy more excitement than ever.  Experience the Royal... Read More

Lunch

Silver Cliff Mountain Inn and Restaurant

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At Silver Cliff Mountain Inn, aka Willie's Place, you'll enjoy a variety of home style, southern based meals. Our recipes are tried and true, passed down from generation to generation. With our... Read More

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Enjoy the Arts

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In the Wet Mountain Valley, you’ll find an arts-centered destination filled with creative and adventurous people. Take the afternoon to stroll through downtown Westcliffe/Silver Cliff and enjoy the variety of artwork produced by local and nationwide artists.
Dinner

Belle's BBQ & Burgers

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Belle's BBQ & Burgers began in 2011 as a small, outdoor barbecue space. Now located in a historic downtown location, it continues to serve family recipes passed down for generations. Patrons will... Read More
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Westcliffe Wine Mine

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Your place to wine a little and laugh a lot! Food, wine, beer & fun! 20+ wines by the glass. Patio dining! Open year round. Check our website or call for hours. Read More
Lodging

Courtyard Country Inn

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Located in the heart of Westcliffe. Rooms open directly onto the courtyard where you can sit and relax with family: enjoy the Koi pond, waterfalls, and much more. Room offers the comfort of... Read More