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Custer County School Information

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Custer County Consolidated Schools are located in Westcliffe, CO and accomodates Preschool through 12th Grade.  The class sizes are small to provide quality one on one education.

Welcome to Custer County & Relocation to Custer County

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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.


Howard Area Information

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Howard, Colorado is a small town with a lot of history. Located along the Arkansas River with close proximity to ski resorts, National Forests, Bureau of Land Management land, and numerous camping locations, Howard is an outdoorsman's (or outdoorswoman's) dream. This is a wonderful town to live in and explore. Being a small Colorado mountain location makes Howard and ideal place to find horse property, hunting property, Colorado mountain land or homes. With beautiful mountain views, secluded areas, and nearby conveniences, Howard could be your Colorado dream location.
Mountain Views
Beautiful views from the town of Howard.

Custer County Lodging

Posted in: Lodging
When visiting Westcliffe there are several lodging options to choose from.  The area provides several Bed & Breakfasts, Motels, Campgrounds/RV parks, and vacation homes.

Chafee County Schools

Posted in: Schools
Chaffee County schools are located in Salida and Buena Vista with two school districts serving the area.

Cotopaxi Information

Posted in: Cotopaxi
Whether you are looking for Colorado mountain property for year round living or for vacationing Cotopaxi, Colorado is an amazing choice! The Arkansas River provides some of the best trout fishing and white water rafting in the state. There is an abundance of wildlife for viewing or hunting on your own private hunting land or in the nearby national forests. The close proximity of Monarch Mountain makes Cotopaxi an ideal location for skiers. There are several streams, high mountain lakes, and hiking or off roading trails within a short driving distance. If you enjoy shopping and dining out there are plenty of shops and restaurants all within an hour's drive.

Fremont County School Information

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Canon City

Posted in: Canon City

CaƱon City, CO is a wonderful place to live or visit. The city is the largest in Fremont County, CO and has all the comforts of a city while keeping the small town feel.  Historical homes, Colorado mountain homes, and small farm and ranch land can all be found for sale in this diverse area.  There are plenty of restaurants for dining out and a variety of shopping from discount stores to small specialty shops.  There are even tourist attractions and a winery.


Hiking & Great Hikes in the Sangres

Posted in: Sangre de Cristo Mtns

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.


Rainbow Trail

Posted in: Rainbow Trail
The Rainbow Trail runs 100 miles from the Continental Divide southwest of Salida to Music Pass, south of Westcliffe, CO

Testimonials for Wild West Properties

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"Wild West Properties has been the best asset we at Eagles Summit Ranch - Colorado have come across. Bob Joslen has been more than an agent. In fact, he has become an excellent friend through his integrity, fairness, and availability. He has handled our purchases, which are many, and shall continue to be our favorite agent ever. This represents my highest recommendations on behalf of our corporation and me, personally."

Dave Roever
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
Boston, MA

 

"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
Milton, DE

"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

Posted in: Climate

The name Wet Mountain Valley is interesting since the area is semi-arid with low humidity and relatively little precipitation. This south-central Colorado mountain property climate is ideal and resembles that of northern New Mexico (about 3 hours south) rather than the cold associated with northern Colorado. The average annual precipitation on this Westcliffe Colorado land is 16.5 inches. We average over 320 days of sunshine per year. The weather is almost always pleasant, even in the winter.

The average winter temperature is 40 degrees daytime with and an average snowfall of 100 inches, which mostly falls during the spring months and melts off within a few days. It is not uncommon to be wearing a t-shirt outside during the winter. The average summer highs are 80-85 degrees with low humidity. An average evening temperature in the summer is 50-55 degrees. This is what makes south-central Colorado property so desirable.

For more information about Colorado real estate, ranches, land, homes and mountain properties, contact Bob Joslen of Wild West Properties, LLC at 719-783-0801.


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Wild West Properties LLC
201 Main Street - P.O. Box 1519
Westcliffe, CO 81252

719-783-0801 office
719-783-2110 fax

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