Westcliffe, Silver Cliff, Custer County and Surrounding Area Recreational Activities and Health-Fitness Clubs

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All Aboard Westcliffe
Your first stop for info about surrounding areas, tours, wildlife viewing and hiking. It is a museum and interpretive center featuring four short videos about ranching, mining and agriculture and one room school house history.
110 Rosita Ave
719 783-0945

Horse Back Riding Bear Basin

Bear Basin Pack Trips
30 years of experience in adventure-packtrip excursions through the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains
473 County Road 271
Westcliffe, CO 81252



Bishop's Castle
State Highway 165 approximately 12 miles southeast of the junction of SH 96 and SH 165





Custer County includes a large range of habitats, with 277  species, including Lewis woodpecker and Juniper Titmouse, Ptarmigan, rosy finches broad tailed hummingbirds, Mountain blue birds and eagles.


Cliff Lanes

Bowling, Arcade, Billiards and group meeting facilities
25 Main Street
P.O. Box 1348
Westcliffe, CO 81252



Club America

Olympic size swimming pool, full gym, classes and instructions
50 Main St
Silver Cliff, CO 81252
(719) 783-0750




Gym and Yoga center
510 Main St
Westcliffe, CO 81252
(719) 783-9008


Cross D Bar Trout Ranch

2299 County Road 328
Westcliffe, CO 81252
800-453-4379 high altitude fly, lure and bait fishing for wild Brown, Cutthroat, Golden, Brook, Rainbow and Donaldson trophy-sized Colorado trout

Lake De Weese Reservoir
Camping, Boating, Hiking, Fishing
south on hwy 69 to
Lake De Weese Rd.



St Andrews Golf Course

Most Relaxing Golf in Colorado
800 Copper Gulch Road
Westcliffe, CO 81252
(719) 783-9410


Jones Theater/Westcliffe Center for the Performing  Arts

2nd and Main
P.O. Box 790
Westcliffe, CO 81252
See Calendar for whats playing weekly


Mission Wolf

Mission Wolf Website
A peaceful wolf habitat/sanctuary/educational center


High Mt Hay Fever Festival
Bluegrass Festival in Westcliffe
Online Virtual Tour and Slide Show and Informational Brochure

59000 Hwy. 69
P.O. Box 1199
Westcliffe, CO 81252



PACA Peace Ranch for Youth

A non-profit organization. Youth of about 10 years of age stay at the ranch for one weekend per month, and are in charge of ranch operations during that time.

1815 Black Cloud Circle
P.O. Box 463
Westcliffe, CO 81252



Shakespeare in the Park

held at the amphitheater behind the Historic Food store building


Valley Park & Recreation Youth Center, Inc.

304 S. 4th Street
P.O. Box 466
Westcliffe, CO 81252




The Beckwith Ranch
Built  by George C. Beck on a quarter section of land registered on an 1874 land grant signed by president, Ulysses S. Grant
Hwy 69 North

The Old Westcliffe Schoolhouse
Built in 1891 as a 2 room schoolhouse for the Settler's children.  This building is on the National Register of Historical Places.
304 South 4th Street

The Silver Cliff Museum
Built in 1879 and was the original Silver Cliff Town Hall. 610 Main Street, Silver Cliff



Some of the most spectacular Aspen changing views are found in Custer County. The changing of the leaves from deep green to brilliant gold sprinkled with deep persimmon, oranges and reds can be normally be observed from mid September until mid October.
Autumn in Colorado


Downhill Skiing

Monarch Ski Resort
We are now closed for the 2010-2011 ski and ride season. This summer we'll be making several exciting improvements to enhance the Monarch Experience.


Cross-country Skiing

Cross-country skiing in the Wet Mountain Valley is fun and exciting. There are numerous trails in the National Forest of the Wet Mountains and the Sangre de Cristo's.

Other trails include:
Ophir Creek
Madano Pass
Deer Peak
South Colony
Balman Reservoir


Snow Mobiling

Ophir Creek Trail System accessed by the Ophir Creek Trail Head.
Hwy165 south to the Trail Head.

An alternate trail head can be found at San Isabel Lake further South.
All trails marked w/orange diamonds and yellow or orange poles.
Widths vary and many curves are narrow and blind. Stay to the right!

Both trailheads provide parking and toilets.


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One World Heart
Westcliffe Community Service


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