Custer County

Silver Cliff and Westcliffe are two special small towns known for their beautiful mountain vistas and big skies. And word is getting out about their world-class dark night skies — they were recently named the 9th Dark-Sky Community in the world and the first in Colorado. Come for those skies and stay for the hiking, biking, fishing, scenic drives, open-air concerts and theater productions.

Photo by Scott Dankof.