Amenitites & Services
Whether you are just visiting or thinking about a move to Westcliffe from the big city or from another rural area in America or abroad, we welcome you to the Wet Mountain Valley of Colorado!

Though we don't have a “big box” store in the county, city amenities are just an hour's drive and most locals like to keep it that way. Following are some of the local businesses and service providers.

Restaurants
Call for hours since some change with the seasons and some are seasonal.
  • The Letter Drop Inn. Rosita Hills (719) 783-9430                 
  • The Alpine Lodge. East slopes of Sangre de Cristo Mtns (719) 783-2660
  • Chappys. 213 Main Street (719) 783-0813
  • Edwardo's. 216 Main Street (719) 783-9049
  • R's Pizza Restaurant. 630 Main Street (719) 783-9300
  • Mining Company Restaurant. 62 Main Street (719) 783-9144
  • Rancher's Roost Café & Banquet Room.  25 Main Street (719) 783-4147 www.clifflanes.com
  • Westcliffe Wine Mine, 109 N 3rd St (719) 783-2490
  • Stage Stop Deli, 3rd & Main (719) 783-3009
  • Hunger Buster Drive-In 824 Main St (719) 783-9228
  • Silver Dome Saloon & Pizza CO 110 Main St. (719) 783-9458
  • Dawg Haus 510 1/2 Main St (719) 783-9325
  • Silver Stone Books & Espresso 104 Main St (719) 783-2313
  • Sangrita Restaurant 212 Main St (719) 783-4054
  • Feed Store Restaurant and Lounge 116 N 2nd St (719) 783-2771
  • Candy's 103 S 2nd St (719) 783-9516
  • SomeWhere Saloon  215 Main ST. (719) 783-4900
  • Silver Cliff Mt. Inn  700 Ohio ST  (719)783-2688
  • Schlabach Market Place and Deli  120 3rd ST 
  • Subway at JR'S Fuel Stop  425 S. 6th ST  (719) 783-9089
Groceries
  • Westcliffe Supermarket  (719) 783-0550
  • Sunflower Natural Foods (719) 783-9266
  • Chop Shop Butcher (719) 783-4263
  • Sugar & Spice Mountain Bakery (719)  783-4045
Recreation
•Health Club and Pool – Club America offers a 25-meter lap/swimming pool, gym, yoga classes and more. It is located on your left as you come into town on Hwy 96, right past the Mining Company restaurant and Country Store.  (719) 783-0750.
•Bowling – Cliff Lanes, located in Westcliffe, offers 8 automated bowling lanes, an arcade, community room and the Rancher's Roost Cafe.  (719) 783-2031 www.clifflanes.com
•Tennis Courts on Hermit Lane.  To get to Westcliffe's new tennis courts, drive into Westcliffe and make a left on 4th Street.  Go to the Hermit Lane, just past the park, and make a right on Hermit Lane.  The tennis courts are located immediately on your left.
•Jones Theater, 119 Main St, movie and theater house; live theater productions, first run movies and concerts ranging from jazz to bluegrass to opera (call or check website for schedules) (719) 783-3004 www.jonestheater.com
 
Entertainment
 The "High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival" takes place the second weekend of July at the Custer County Event Center in Westcliffe. In mid-July is the "Westcliffe Stampede Rodeo," at the county fairgrounds. "Wet Mountain Western Jubilee", a western music and art festival, takes place in Late August, also at the Custer County Event Center in Westcliffe.
 
Parks
  • Hermit Lane Park.  (Tennis Courts/Soccer Fields/Covered Pavilion).
  • Westcliffe Town Park. Between 3rd and 4th Street.  Playground.
 
White Water Rafting
There are a number of companies offering trips for all different skill levels, for different lengths of time and at variety of places along the river.
 
Fishing
  • High Mountain Lakes. The Sangre de Cristo Mountains offer many high mountain lakes and streams for all varieties of angling.  There are several hiking and mountain trail guides at the ranch that identify many of the local lakes and how to get to them.
  • Fly-fishing.  Southern Colorado and the Arkansas River offers some of the best fly-fishing in the state. Sign up for a 1/2 day or full day guided fly fishing trip, both on the river and along it's beautiful shores. Learn from the pros. RoyalGorgeAnglers/Arkansas River...(888) 994-6743 or visit www.RoyalGorgeAnglers.com
  • ArkAnglers FlyFishing, Arkansas River (719) 539-4223
  • Float Fishing Guides: Arkansas River Tours/Cotopaxi (20 minutes from Ranch)...(800) 321-4352 or www.arkansasrivertours.com
 
Horseback Riding
 Experience the beauty of Colorado while horseback riding. Choose a local outfitter for a several hour ride, or take your adventure to new heights and sign up for day trip into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
 
  • Bear Basin Ranch, Bear Basin offers horseback riding for beginners to experienced riders.  (719) 783-2519 or visit their website at www.BearBasinPacktrips.com.
 
Hiking
  • Rainbow Trail.  One of the areas best know hiking trails, the Rainbow Trail runs horizontally along the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at around 9-10,000 feet.  The trail can be accessed by one of the many roads that head up into the Sangre range.
  • Other hiking trails. The Sangre de Cristo and Wet Mountains offer a variety of hiking options, too many to include here. We have several hiking trail books and maps at the ranch and local merchants also offer information on hiking in the area.
 
Golfing - Information on Local Golf Courses
  • St. Andrews/Westcliffe (719)783-9410
  • Gary Player Sumo Village/Florence (719) 784-4653
  • Shadow Hills Golf Course/Canon City ( 719)275-0603

SilverWest Airport
(719) 371-7784 silverwestairport.com