Online 2020 Discover Visitors Guide to the ‘Cliffs
Silver Cliff, Westcliffe and Custer County Colorado
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
WESTCLIFFE — The 74th annual Stampede PRCA Rodeo is a go!
According to a press release from the Wet Mountain Valley Saddle Club, the 2020 event, set for 6:30 p.m. July 17-18, is moving forward because Custer County has low positive coronavirus cases — two as of Sunday.
The press release stated that support from the community, sponsors and the Saddle Club board pushed for the event to happen this year, with changes to be safe and compliant in the pandemic.
“Some of these changes are going to provide quite a positive, exciting, and diverse experience though,” the press release stated.
Tickets for seating in the stands will be limited to meet state and local regulations. Cost is $15 per ticket with a 20 percent discount for four or more purchased at a time. It states there are more discounts available through Facebook sharing. Tickets include the after-rodeo entertainment this year. Tickets can be purchased online at www.wmvsc.com
The event has plans for social distancing and directional entrances and exits, even in the stands. Vendors will be at the rodeo but located further away from the grandstand. PRCA logo merchandise will be available, as well as souvenir masks.
For those who don’t grab tickets in time to be in the stands, the rodeo is offering a drive-in experience with a “gigantic Jumbotron” on the Saddle Club grounds. Beer sales will be available there, too. Tickets for the area only will be available at the event with room for 100 to 150 vehicles, depending on their size. Pricing also is $15 per person with a cap of $45 per vehicle (no busses or RVs). Spectator camping will not be allowed.
The rodeo also is getting even more interactive for those who can’t make the event this year. The club is partnering with Wrangler to stream the rodeo this year. It will be available on www.wranglernetwork.com.
The Saddle Club, which is an all-volunteer organization, is working on the details now but stated it has had “fantastic local sponsorship support.”
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