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Westcliffe Colorado Attractions

There are many exciting and fun attractions for the whole family
 in westcliffe and surrounding areas





Westcliffe - Silver Cliff
and Surrounding area


Royal Gorge Scenic Bridge
One of the world's highest suspension bridges. A place that brings together the scenic beauty of the Grand Canyon and the human achievement of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Entry Fee  Approx. 45 minutes from Westcliffe

Mission Wolf is a peaceful wolf sanctuary located in the remote mountains of Colorado.
Approx. 45 minutes from Westcliffe

Great Sand Dunes National Park
Explore the tallest dunes in North America! Whether hiking, sliding, exploring in a dunes wheelchair - or simply playing - the Great Sand Dunes are a unique wilderness area protected for all to enjoy!
Approx. 1 1/2 hours from Westcliffe

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
The park offers many activities to teach you about the history of this area. At the visitor center, located in the center of the park, exhibits go through the history of the Fossil Beds. Rangers also offer interpretive talks and free mini seminars in the summer.
Approx. 2 hours from Westcliffe

Bishops Castle
Over twenty years of construction from natural stone, all accomplished by one man, Jim Bishop. Visit Bishops Castle for an amazing adventure. Gift Shop on premises.
located on Hwy 165 approximately 12 miles southeast of the junction of Hwy 96 and Hwy 165.
Approx 45 minutes from Westcliffe

Rainbow Trail
Rainbow Trail runs through the Sangre de Cristo mountain range, providing roughly 100 miles of outdoor hiking, biking and horseback riding fun. There are numerous trail heads in Westcliffe CO to access the Rainbow Trail. You can hike the many side trails that lead to mountain lakes and streams for fishing.

Silver Cliff Museum
The Silver Cliff Museum located in the historical Silver Cliff Town Hall and Fire House at 606 Main Street. This building was constructed in 1879, and still stands on its original site.
Open Memorial Day through Labor Day
1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Entry is free. Donations are greatly appreciated.

Lake Deweese Reservoir
DeWeese Reservoir, a 208-acre lake stocked with rainbow trout and small mouth bass. The reservoir is located just a few minutes north of town on Highway 69. Free camping is allowed just about anywhere along the lake that you can tow a camper but there are no services. Non-motorized boating is allowed on the lake.

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