Fall in Love with Westcliffe

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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

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.

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Activity
DeWeese Reservoir State Wildlife Area
Reflecting magnificent peaks, DeWeese Reservoir State Wildlife Area backs up behind an impressive dam at the head of Grape Creek Canyon, just a half…
Lunch
Tony's Mountain Pizza

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

Activity
Hike the Alvarado Loop

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
Open year round. Quaint mountain cabins nestled among pines and aspens and bordered by San Isabel National Forest with its famous Rainbow Trail to…
Activity
Cliff Lanes
Eight fully automated lanes with fully computerized scoring and gutter guards for the kids. The area’s largest video and game arcade. Full service…
Lodging
Dazzler's Best Casita B&B

Pure clean mountain air, panoramic Sangre de Cristo mountain views, and your own private casita and patio await you at Dazzler's Best Casita. You…

Day
2
Breakfast
Sugar & Spice Mountain Bakery
Your family friendly home town bakery. Call ahead and order for your next event or family gathering  Books, gift items and catering also available.
Activity
Bishop Castle
For nearly 60 years, Jim Bishop has been constructing one of the most impressive monuments to perseverance in Colorado. Bishop castle is a monumental…
Lunch
Lodge at San Isabel, General Store & Restaurant

Family-owned and operated for more than 25 years, offering cabins, boat rentals, a restaurant, gift shop and more. 

Activity
Guided Horseback Riding

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

Dinner
Chappy's Mountain View Bar & Grill
A great downtown Westcliffe restaurant and bar with flame cooked steaks, burgers, chicken, dogs and brat's, served with homemade sides or fresh cut…
Activity
Go Stargazing

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

28 spacious, modern, ground-level rooms with amenities including: 39" Flat Screen Televisions with DirecTV service; Free Hi-Speed Wireless…

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Breakfast
Candy's Coffee

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,…

Insider's Tip
Head to Cañon City

Drive an hour northeast to your next stop: Cañon City.

Activity
Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

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…

Lunch
Silver Cliff Mountain Inn and Restaurant

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,…

Activity
3rd Street Gallery

Sponsored by the Sangres Art Guild, the 3rd Street Gallery provides a venue for regional artists to display and sell their work. The guild also…

Dinner
Rancher's Roost Cafe at Cliff Lanes

A banquet facility featuring soup/sandwiches/salad/pizza/mexican and take out. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Activity
4Kings Bar & Grill
Grab a drink or munch on a burger at this local Westcliffe spot.
Lodging
Courtyard Country Inn

Located in the heart of Westcliffe with free electric car charging stations: rooms open directly to the courtyard where you can sit and relax with…