PINEWOOD HAVEN is the ideal place to relax and unwind after a long day of enjoying the mountains and other local attractions. At over 8,500 feet above sea level, Westcliffe offers clean air, wide open spaces, incomparable scenic beauty and some 300 square miles of public lands where one can enjoy hundreds of miles of trails, dozens of mountain lakes, and herds of wildlife, such as elk, deer, antelope and bighorn sheep. These lands are also home to the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness area, Deweese Reservoir and nearby Arkansas River. What’s more, the adjoining towns of Silver Cliff and Westcliffe offer some great restaurants and bars, fun shops, a thriving arts scene, historical attractions and nearly nonstop festivals and events during the summer months. Plus, the towns are situated away from the regional light pollution along the I-25 corridor, and the area’s small population, rural setting and limited outdoor lighting have kept the night skies over Westcliffe and Silver Cliff in relatively pristine condition, allowing it to be named an International Dark Sky Community—the first to attain this distinction in Colorado, the ninth in the world and the highest anywhere!  Westcliffe Calendar of Events | Visit Wet Mountain Valley