The Bluff Park

The Bluff Park

The Bluff Park is one of the most beautiful locations to walk in Colorado. Located at the west end of Main Street in Westcliffe, Colorado, the Park is one block west from the heart of the downtown district.

The Bluff Park is a place where people gather to stomp their feet to music, recite wedding vows, walk their dogs, and picnic and relax in the breathtaking beauty of the Wet Mountain Valley. If you hike to the western edge of the grass on The Bluff, you look down onto Grape Creek which winds through a valley lush with irrigated hay meadows and wildlife. Much of the land you see when gazing out from the Park is protected by zoning policy and preserved forever by conservation easements. You look further across and you are swept away by the dramatic Sangre de Cristo Mountain range.

In June 2014, the two main parcels of The Bluff Park were donated to the Land Trust by Richard and Audrey Stermer, whose vision for The Bluff was to preserve it as a public park with open views across the valley forever. The Bluff Park is a partnership between San Isabel and the Town of Westcliffe. The Town maintains the park as well as owns the parcels adjoining to the north and south. All together, the Bluff Park covers about 10 acres.

The Bluff Park is open to the public from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The Park is available for group rentals, events, and of course, daily use and enjoyment by all. Contact the Town of Westcliffe for more information on rentals and usage at 719.783.2282 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • "My family put 720 acres under conservation easement in 2009. We did it to protect the integrity of the property and to help secure the water rights to the irrigated hay land in perpetuity. In this age of agricultural and economic uncertainty, conservation easements are the thing to do."

    – Larry Vickerman, executive director, Denver Botanic Gardens, Chatfield