Westcliffe, a small resort town in its own right, has a population of 4,270 people, of which over 3500 live on acreage and ranches outside of town. Westcliffe has a few wonderful restaurants, a grocery store, a bowling alley, hardware store and 11 small art galleries.
They are known for their small Amish population, who provide hay, Amish Furnish and excellent pole barns to the surrounding neighbors. It is common to see a wagon and horses at the hardware or grocery store.
Many folks who own homes with acreage or ranches, use them for 2nd homes, either until they retire or forever. However, this lovely Wet Valley draws many for the full time living experience.
The summers in Westcliffe, at the foot of the Wet Mountains, are breathtakingly beautiful. If you are hankering for a place to hike, mountain bike or trail ride, this is one of the most lovely.