Explore the Wet Mountain Valley
When You Choose the Road to the Wet Mountain
Choose the Road Less Travelled.
Just relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility or hike the Rainbow Trail. Don't forget your camera! There's not a traffic light in the entire county....we don't have traffic - unless you count antelope, deer & elk.
You can truly get back to what's most important in life... Serenity. The quaint shops & galleries that line the streets of Westcliffe & Silver Cliff are a refreshing change from the mall.
The beauty of nature is untouched by billboards, fresh air filled with the sweet scent of hay, big sky adorned with more stars than you've ever seen, and majestic mountains that seem to go on forever & change their appearance daily.
Custer County is blessed with real natural beauty. Majestic 14,000 foot peaks on one side & the the pine-covered Wet Mountains on the other border of our broad flat valley. We boast over 200,000 acres of public lands & 52 lakes.
With an average of 320 days of sunshine a year, it's the place for year round adventure. During the summer Westcliffe has many activities such as the Bluegrass Festival, Western Days, the Rodeo & more.
You can visit the Rosita Cemetery from 1870 just down the road. The Wet Mountain Valley has some of Colorado's greatest scenery. You WILL see deer. And maybe a bear, bob cat, coyote, antelope, elk, hawks & eagles... but you will see deer. Our roads are great for mountain bikes too.
Please visit Custer County's website for more info & schedules. So if you're looking for the place without the big crowds, the place your well-traveled friends have yet to discover, take the road less traveled. Welcome to Custer County!