Between the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the beautiful Wet Mountains of the San Isabel National Forest, our Wet Mountain Valley is home to many who find opportunities for business as well as a wonderful quality of life. The Custer County Chamber of Commerce makes a strong presence in the community; supporting business with inquiry contacts promoting the area, business education, opportunities to present your business locally and regionally, networking and fun through Chamber-sponsored events, as well as working with other organizations to further business and tourism to our area.
About The Area
Nestled between the Wet Mountains and the Sangre de Cristo Range are the scenic towns of Westcliffe and Silver Cliff. This valley is a peaceful home for residents and a glorious get-a-way for the thousands of visitors who discover this well-kept secret.
The majestic peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains provide a panoramic backdrop for the area. It is a year-round playground for fishermen, horseback riders, cross-country skiers, hikers and climbers.
Nickname: Centennial State
Largest City: Denver
Motto: Nothing Without Providence
State Bird: Lark Bunting
State Flower: Rocky Mountain Columbine
State Tree: Colorado Blue Spruce
Highest Elevation: Mount Elbert, 14,433 Ft
1803 – The United States buys present-day eastern & central Colorado from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase
1848 – Mexico cedes the territory that is now western & southern Colorado to the United States following the end of the Mexican War
1876 – Colorado became the 38th State in the Union
Wet Mountain Western Pilgrimage
Dark Skies: First in Colorado to be certified as an international dark sky community
Custer County Tourism
West Custer Library: Research local history online