Custer County Area Map
Welcome to Custer County
Tucked away in a quiet valley and flanked by the majestic Sangre de Cristos and Wet Mountains is a rare place. It is a place that is sheltered from the overcrowded, fast paced world. A secret spot where unspoiled, natural beauty exists and people still stop to say hello. Rich in outdoor enjoyment, this special valley provides the kind of vacation that rejuvenates your soul. Those lucky enough to live here never tire of the panoramic views and the easy hospitality of this close knit community. So, please join us for a visit and discover a refreshing Colorado escape.
Hiking in Custer County is exceptional. The Rainbow Trail is an easy to moderate trail that runs 90 miles along the Sangre de Cristos. It features panoramic views of the Wet Mountain Valley and is accessible at numerous points along the mountain range. Quite a number of trails branch off from the Rainbow Trail and take you to high altitude lakes and mountain peaks. There are many more trails in the Wet Mountains and in the National Forests of Custer County. For more information about hiking trails, visit the chamber, All Aboard Westcliffe Interpretive Center, or the National Forest Service. Some outstanding hikes are also listed in this article
Remember to be prepared with plenty of water, snacks, three layers of clothing, trail maps and a compass and please let someone know when you plan to return and where your hike will take you.
The Rainbow Trail runs 100 miles from the Continental Divide southwest of Salida to Music Pass, south of Westcliffe, CO
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Eagles Summit Ranch
Westcliffe, CO and Ft. Worth, TX
"Five years ago, buying a mountain property in Colorado was just an idea. Bob Joslen turned that idea into a reality for us. He's a consummate professional who deeply understands the landscape he lives in and how people use that land and value it. While he loves his home country deeply, he is also very customer focused - a very good listener and was quick to understand what we were looking for - whether it is buying or selling property. I think most people are drawn to the Westcliffe area by the majestic mountains and the wide open spaces, but its the friendly and genuine people that you meet that really convince you that you have made a good choice. Bob is one of those people. He not only helped us buy a place, but also engaged us into a community and made us feel right at home. We're not buying or selling now, but we still get together with Bob whenever we can, just to enjoy his company."
Andy & Barb Wiltshire
"Shirley and I wanted to express our gratitude for your perseverance in the purchase of our ranch. It took your patience, experience and knowledge of local real-estate transactions to make the purchase go effortlessly. I remember the excitement that we shared with you over the piece of property when we walked it for the first time, we still share that excitement today. Most importantly is the friendship that we have developed and will always cherish the most. Thanks to you and your team, we are able to enjoy our little piece of heaven in Colorado. God Bless."
Ed & Shirley Mihm
"I have known and worked with Bob for 15 years and when it comes to real estate here in Colorado, you can't go wrong with Bob as your agent. Professional, hardworking, ethical, are all words that quickly come to mind to describe my experiences with Bob. We have been extremely pleased with our experiences and recommend Bob without reservation."
Brett & Kristine Brubaker
Savannah, GA & Canon City, CO
"After we retired, we wanted a vacation home in the Colorado mountains. Bob Joslen of Wild West Properties was both helpful and patient in showing us multiple properties as we pursued our dream. We are extremely happy with the friendly service we received from Wild West Properties and would recommend Bob Joslen and his company to anyone looking to follow their own dreams to the quiet serenity and majestic beauty of the southern Colorado Rockies."
Richard Hacker & Gwen Richardson
Juneau, AK & Westcliffe, CO
Climate for Westcliffe (Custer County), Colorado
Scenic Colorado Land
Please click on the Southern Colorado real estate
photos located on this page for a photographic tour of the local area and of Southern Colorado
ranches and land
Our site also provides information on Southern Colorado area schools, neighborhoods, cities, government, business, and much more.
On our website you will also find community & neighborhood
information for Custer
County, Fremont County, Chaffee County, Westcliffe, Silver Cliff, San
Isabel, Hillside, Poncha Springs, Canon City Colorado.
Colorado mountain property
CO Horse Property
in the gorgeous Wet Mountain Valley is set between the dramatic Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the scenic Wet Mountains, about an hour and half southwest of Colorado Springs.
Like many Colorado mountain real estate communities, the Wet Mountain Valley has roots in mining. People who came to mine silver, copper, and gold left behind a rich tapestry of Colorado ranches, Colorado farms, and Colorado mountain homes.
Colorado Mountain Land
in the Wet Mountain Valley drape between the Wet Mountains and the jagged peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range in Custer County.
Flanked by national forests, the adjoining mountain communities of Silver Cliff and Westcliffe real estate
anchor the numerous pristine Colorado mountain ranches
in the valley.
Westcliffe Colorado Property
The historic towns of Silver Cliff and Westcliffe offer Colorado ranch
real estate with a location about an hour and a half southwest of Colorado Springs in Colorado's Custer County. Set at an elevation of 8,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains, the communities support an enduring tradition of Colorado ranches in the Wet Mountain Valley.
Homes in Westcliffe
and Silver Cliff feature magnificent views of the cresting peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the west and the Wet Mountains to the east.
Colorado Mountain Land
Custer County is located about an hour and a half southwest of Colorado Springs. It envelops the Wet Mountain Valley's Colorado ranch land
and her small mountain towns.
From about 6,000 feet elevation at the lowest point to 7,800 at Westcliffe real estate, to over 14,000 feet on top of Creston Peak, Custer County offers a variety of terrain including some of the most rugged all of south-central Colorado real estate
Royal Gorge Train
The Royal Gorge Canyon located in south-central Colorado has been the focal point of Fremont County Colorado history since prehistoric times. The Ute Indians knew its secrets as did late groups of Spanish Conquistadors. Lt. Zebuion Pike explored the canyon in the winter of 1806 by traveling up the frozen Arkansas River. The county is named for famed explorer, Captain John Fremont, who arrived in 1843. When Canon City was incorporated in 1872, it was already a bustling little town, even if it was only four blocks long.
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